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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.

FODMAP

“Follow the yellow brick road.” A few posts back I mentioned the magazines I got from the library.  The real reason I took them is I’m making a Treasure Map.  That’s a trick I learned from a friend as a way of designing your life. The map is actually a collection of pictures (those from…

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LEMON DILL CHICKEN w/zucchini

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” I had a lot of fun with this recipe because it forces creativity.  Yes, it’s that time of year when people are finding creepy ways to get rid of the surplus of zucchini from their gardens.  I actually saw a woman who’d dressed zucchini in Barbie clothes and gave them…

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EAU DE PAGE 47

“Perfume is a message.”  Paloma Picasso The Picasso responsible for the above quote is actually the daughter of the artist, Pablo Picasso. She is known for her love of the color red, which became her trademark when she began wearing red lipstick at the age of six.  Are you still with me? Her perfume bears…

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TECHNOLOGY

“Today is a gorgeous day to go outside and look at your phone.” In the past I’ve shared that my granddaughter, Miah, is helping me navigate the world of technology.  She’s the techno wizard behind my blog.  What I need to confess is that when she points me toward a site where I can find…

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DINING OUTISH

“Honey, I made your favorite.  Reservations!” The other night I dined out with two friends.  The food was good but not the center of our attention.  It was the fun of being together and planning a few travel adventures. One of the women in our group is a seasoned traveler and jumped right on the…

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SUNNY SAUCE

“The best of all sauces is hunger.” This post is a tribute to all the varied leftovers that I found in my fridge this morning.  And to a simply amazing sauce. INGREDIENTS: 1 T coconut oil 1 half onion, diced 1/2 cup frozen red, yellow, and green pepper strips 1 slice roasted cabbage, cut up…

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THANK YOU

“A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.” OK.  This post is going to annoy some people.  So if you’re not in a mood to be annoyed you can stop reading right now.  And as the Sweet Potato Queen is apt to say, “Ask me how much I care.”  (Did she take her meds this…

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BRUNCH VS BUFFET

“Never test the depth of a river with both feet.”  Warren Buffet Although I intended to search the internet for quotes about buffets, as in a restaurant offering, quotes from Warren Buffet prevailed.  I like the one above. This blog entry, however, is a tribute to Sunday morning brunch.  These are amazing experiences especially when…

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QUINOA SUMMER SALAD

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.”  Georgia O’Keeffe A bit of a longer quote than usual but you’ve got to hand it to Georgia.  She knew her own mind.  Love that in a woman. I also love quick and easy food…

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DRESSED UP DRESSER

“I just want to drink coffee and paint furniture.” I think it’s simply a shame that humans have been led to believe that there’s a right way when it comes to decorating and/or art.  Fortunately, I’m not one for such rules because I generally can’t understand what people are talking about or I’m too busy…

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