Happy Valentine’s Day.
My Love Letter to Carbs


Happy Valentine’s Day all.



  1. Deb says:

    Priceless. A very happy VD to you, without the need for penicillin, of course.

  2. Marti says:

    Sniffle-sniffle! So much sentiment all at once!

    (Seriously, you’ve unloaded all your television industry cynicism and gone completely the other direction. Or… not. But it was lovely fun!)

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Karen & Fella!

  3. Sue T. says:

    Thanks for the cute poem.

    Happy Valentine Day to a Lovely Lady and Her Fella !!

  4. Moe says:

    LOL, oh my. What a great way to start my day. 🙂
    Happy Valentines Day to you and the fella.
    Do the girls get any special treats??
    I’m on a low carb plan right now so am trying to decide if we should go out to supper ( where I’ll have a greasy cheeseburger and onion rings ) or if I should stay home, cook creamed lobster, and stay somewhat legal. Honestly, I can’t decide.

    • Karen says:

      Moe – If you cook every night … go out. If you don’t cook a lot stay home w/ the lobster. I for one will be having foil wrapped cheeseburgers. Done. ~ karen

  5. Your ode to the potato is priceless!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  6. sundeep @designwali says:

    now that is love.

  7. Sarah says:

    I sometimes wonder why you’re not on a comedy circuit, somewhere. You have a certain flair for making the ordinary extraordinarily ridiculous! Thanks!

  8. Mary Kay says:

    LOL – Thanks Karen Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your potatoe!

  9. Debbie B says:

    Best VD poem ever!
    My ancestors came to Canada because of the Irish potato famine, so I just can not turn my back or butt away from them. It’s my way of justifying my inability to ignore them and I am sticking to it. Seriously anyone else hear the voices at the grocery store in the potato chip isle??

  10. You took the words right out of my mouth. Happy Valentines Day!

  11. Anita says:

    It was like you were in my head expressing my love for carbs.

  12. Maggie V says:

    Happy Valentines Day to you and the Fella Karen. May your day be filled with carbs. Cheers Maggie V

  13. Erin says:

    “From my fork to my pie hole…”

    LOVE it.

  14. Kathy Marsh says:


  15. Kathy says:

    Karen, that Paleo diet has officially turned your mind to mush, haha. You are quite the poet!

  16. Jodi T. says:

    I teared up a little bit. That was SO beautiful. Your way with words is just inspiring 😉


  17. Jane says:

    Hilarious….I’m with you Karen, love my potatoes although more a fan of the sweet potatoe now and it’s good for me, right?! Was just on Pinterest….you need to check this out….a “chunnel….or chicken tunnel”…http://zucchinimom.blogspot.ca/2012/06/introducing-our-chunnel-chicken-tunnel.html

  18. caroline says:

    LOL- Karen you always know how to bring a smile to my face, Happy Valentines to you !!

  19. Diane A. says:

    Only you would ever come up with a love letter to carbs…woman after my heart. You’re my “go to” morning start – always feel better after talking with you!

  20. Patti says:

    “I love you so much, and so does my butt.”

    Seriously? I’ve always wanted to design greeting cards – I may be in touch with you to get the rights to this line for the Valentine’s Day special!

  21. Theresa says:

    Awwww, very sweet! I hope you have a very Happy V-Day!

  22. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Dearest Karen & Fella:

    You make me laugh
    You make me smile
    You make me cry
    Every once in a while

    I love your cats
    I love your chickens
    They are so funny
    Those little dickens

    Thank you for the joy you bring
    Thank you all for everything

    Can’t think of anything else that rhymes
    So won’t you be my Valentine

    Your loving admirer, Nancy

    Happy Valentines Day! XOXOXO

  23. West Coast Nan says:

    Ditto on Nancy Blue Moon, you both have such a wonderful way with words…
    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

  24. Jeannie B says:

    “Crusty roll and rotting troll.”Amazing poetry Karen! Love it. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Let’s all, enjoy our carbs tonight.

  25. Shauna says:

    I love it! This is my kind of poem. we seem to have the same love affair with carbs. My acupunturist told me I want to consider ‘less inflammatory foods’. I asked, “like what” and he said, “like gluten-free”, I said, “you mean like no PASTA!!!” He said, “yes, like no pasta. shhh, this is a calm room” I scoffed and said, “no chance in hell. I’ll live with the pain.”

  26. Alex says:

    I just ate some cheddar and potato perogies. You will pry carbs from cold dead hands. Kind of like my Wiser’s.

  27. Thera says:

    • you need a like button 🙂

  28. Brenda J. M says:

    Touching. Love carbs…just dont like the feeling of being followed, turning around quickly and finding it’s my own ass!!! Whaa.

  29. sera says:

    this is awesome. except I love brussels sprouts. happy valentines day!!!

  30. karenagain says:

    Bread, crackers (Saltines), potatoes, rice. You are all the loves of my life in that order. Bread is the love of my life in all her forms. Except glutten free.

  31. kelliblue says:

    Priceless. Much VD love to you and the fella!

    Uh…the *other* VD…the good one! 🙂

  32. Edwina says:

    I just read the carb VD letter. I think I even laughed out loud!! Thanks for the laugh and I’m off to get some carbs!

  33. Barbie says:

    YOU ROCK! and I could not agree with you more!

  34. Deirdre Fowler says:

    I’m thinking your fella has been replaced by a very well mashed potatoe and for the morning, left over mashed potatoe pancakes (mmmmm).
    My fella has been replaced by perogies with way too much sour cream and onions.
    Happy Valentines tummies. xx

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