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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

GLUTEN FREE QUCIK BREAD

“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.”  Jules Renard On August 20 and 21 I posted a gluten free flour mix along with a recipe for a gluten free pizza crust using the flour mix.  Happy dance!  Loved it!  Except. The flour mix is now languishing in the fridge…

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DELICATA DELIGHT

“Dare something worthy.” I’m not sure if the following recipe is worthy, but I dared myself to try something new. I recently baked a delicata squash, after I found out that there’s no need to peel and discard the peels, and enjoyed this as a delicious side dish.  Then another delicata squash magically appeared in…

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CHIA FRUIT SNACK

“Seek and you shall find.” I’m a fan of quick, healthy snacks.  Unfortunately, I have trouble finding snacks that live up to my “high” standards.  In a nutshell, my standards include something quick, easy, delicious, and with a low guilt factor.  Enter the bargain store. On one of my excursions to a nearby town to…

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THE LITTLE THINGS

“It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.”  Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture I could have also called this post, “Leftovers”, or “Unplanned Meals”, or “Fred”.  These are meals put together with a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  The secret is to have the this…

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JESUS SAVES

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.”  The fox to the Little Prince A friend of mine was upset.  She’s one of those who sees the world on a perilous journey in a hand basket.  Trying to console her I suggested it would be nice if Jesus came, in person, to…

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CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP

“Success comes from within, not from without.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson Temperatures have been dropping during the night.  For the first time this fall the heat kicked in.   Time for something creamy.  This soup is quick and easy and delicious.  It’s like the blessed trinity of soup goodness. INGREDIENTS: 3 T butter 3 shallots, chopped…

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POTATO MEXICAN SOUP

“There is no such thing as an accident; it is fate misnamed.”  Napoleon Bonaparte Obviously, Bonaparte never ate at our house.  We eat many happy accidents.  Yesterday was one such day. Lately I’ve been taking soups from from the freezer that I’d been saving for a rainy day.  It’s been raining.  Besides that, I’ve become…

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NEW YORK

“What you focus on expands.” I just got back from my week in New York with two lady friends.  And first of all, I have to set something straight.  On October eight I posted about a gentleman who canceled our use of his Air B&B apartment two days before we were to leave.  Not true.…

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STROGANOFF

“May you live in the world that loves you.” This has got to be one of the fastest and easiest recipes that I’ve come across in a long time.  What I especially love with this recipe are the choices.  You could use fettuccine, rice noodles, or zucchini noodles.  You can also choose to use sour…

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SMALLER MOSAICS

“Art is a line around your thoughts.” ~ Gustav Klimt After my large mosaic-type painting was finished I wanted to paint more but I wanted a reprieve from one month type projects.  That led me to paint on smaller surfaces, generally stretched canvas, and draw patterns with larger sections. One of the first of these…

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