MY SHARK

“Cowardice often comes dressed as reasonableness.”  Enrique Martinez Celaya About a month ago my favorite vacuum cleaner started to do a floppy dance.  It looked as if its bones had come apart.  That’s a pretty weird description of the cleaner, but I don’t know how else to describe what occurred.  My handy husband took the…

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LIMEY APPLE SALAD

“Life was much simpler when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits.” This is a refreshing summer salad that would also be tasty with chicken or shrimp or someone to make it for you and wait on you hand and foot.  You might have to settle, however, for just the chicken or shrimp. INGREDIENTS: 3 cups…

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MANGO SALSA PEPPERS

“Love your mangoes.” This recipe is another happy accident when I discovered that I’d purchased some food on a hunger whim, which I got over with other food.  And so a few days later I discovered a pound of grass fed beef and two beautiful, but fading, red peppers,  It was time to act. I…

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BULGUR FREE TABBOULEH

“What screws up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be.” What I like best about this recipe is that it can easily be turned into a gluten free delight by substituting rice, millet, quinoa, or any other gluten free grain for bulgur.  It’s also another opportunity to…

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BREAKFAST TOMATO CUPS

“That’s too much bacon.”  Said by no one, ever. This is such a great dish because it gets everyone to the breakfast table with just the aroma.  However, if you are the only one to get to the table you can eat as many as you make.  Winner! INGREDIENTS: tomatoes, large, one per person eggs,…

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CUCUMBER SAUCE

“The human body is about 80% water so we’re basically cucumbers with anxieties.” I love cucumber sauce!  I love it because it’s quick and easy.  I love it because it’s a nice substitute for salad dressing.  I love it because it’s great on fish.  And finally, I love it because it’s a great way to…

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EASY BORSCHT

“Always live in the ugliest house on the street.  Then you don’t have to look at it.”  David Hockney One of the great things about making soup in this day and age are the number of convenience foods.  These pre-prepared food make this recipe a snap.  One of the changes I make to most borscht…

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LUNCH

“Don’t deteriorate faster than you can lower your standards.” One of those days.  It’s part of a busy week and we’ve been having cloudy skies, or partly cloudy, for a number of days.  I have projects that need attention. Right in the middle of this my husband has a day off.  That probably means he’s…

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MULCH FOR LUNCH

“The idea is to die young … as late as possible.” Summertime really has me leaning toward salads.  What I don’t lean toward is prep time – all the cleaning and chopping.  Thank goodness there are now containers of cleaned and sliced veggies available in most stores where I shop.  Grocers are on my side!…

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COMPANY FAIRE

“Your day doesn’t create your moods.  Your moods create your day.” After much planning, texting, and planning again, I was finally able to set a date to entertain two young ladies for lunch.  These are young women I worked with in the past.  One went off to college and was the fortunate recipient of my…

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