BACK TO THE ART TOUR

“Art is therapy.” For some reason, known only to my inner self, I decided to draw a design using circles, divide the rings that resulted, paint the spaces that formed, and attach a mirror to the center.  So this is the first piece that came out of that idea.  I think it’s painted on a…

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CLEAN AND BRIGHT

“Honestly.” The other day I did something that was outside the norm for me.  I hired a cleaning service to come in and, you guessed it, clean my house.  I didn’t come from that part of society where cleaners were hired.  I came from the section where moms stayed home and were responsible to clean…

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SPICED CARROT SOUP

“If we’re growing we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.”  John Maxwell I truly enjoy carrots, but not to the extent of wanting to walk around the house munching on “baby” carrots or carrot sticks.  I prefer them cooked in recipes as part of a melange of flavors.  That’s the vocabulary word…

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SNACK TIME

“I enjoy long romantic walks to the fridge.” Yes, I’m still following the eating plan on myfitnesspal.com.  Love the app because it sets out a nutritionally balanced diet for me.  The help it gives me is wonderful.  The first 4 weeks I lost 5 pounds.  The plan promises a pound a week.  More important than…

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CHILI SEAFOOD NOODLES

“Only the shallow know themselves.”  Oscar Wilde I came across this recipe and was immediately smitten because it contains shrimp, which I love, and a mystery ingredient that I never heard of.  The ingredient is sambal oelek, which spellcheck doesn’t like. Sambal oelek turns out to be an Asian chili paste.  Bonus.  This recipe sounds…

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MEN WHO SAID NO

“I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places.  He told me to stop going to those places.”  Henry Youngman As of late, my blog posts have been a bit rushed as I strive to keep my commitment to post everyday for a year.  To assist with this there is a function that…

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ASIAN MEATBALL SOUP

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”  Lao Tzu This soup recipe grabbed me when I read the ingredients for the meatballs.  However, when the recipe instructed the chef to steam the meatballs I began to lose interest.  However again, the ingredients hinted at some great flavors to…

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TOMATO FENNEL SOUP WITH SAUSAGE

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” This recipe caught my eye because it starts with roasting cherry tomatoes until they burst.  That image made my mouth water.  Besides that, this is one easy recipe.  You know I like those kinds of recipes. INGREDIENTS: 3 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes 2 red onions, cut into…

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ROASTED TUNA STEAKS

“I’m creative.  You can’t expect me to be neat, too.” Taking a break from the art tour for a day or two.  Also looking for ways to get more seafood into my diet.  This is one easy recipe for tuna steaks.  Fish without tartar sauce.  How bold! I say that in all sincerity.  My favorite…

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CAVE PAINTING

“Creativity is contagious.  Pass it on.”  Albert Einstein One of my favorite art pieces in my home was not actually made by me, but rather by a friend who was visiting.  She looked around the family room in our previous home and said, “You need something on that wall.”  She happened to be reading a…

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