GOALS

“Nothing can bring you peace except yourself.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson The other day I overheard a conversation.  I wasn’t really listening but a woman was speaking at a volume that indicated she thought she had something amazing to say and wanted everyone to hear what was coming from her amazing mind. It seems  she heard…

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PICTURE PERFECT SALAD

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”  Benjamin Franklin Today I’m going to have a salad for lunch.  It’s one of those “time to clean out the fridge” salads.  I also did a trip to one of my favorite markets and picked up some jars of pickled and marinated…

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GARLIC CHICKEN

“A chicken is the closest relative to a T. Rex.” For your edification – The Tyrannosaurus rex, related to the chicken, was somewhat larger that a chicken.  It was about 40 ft long, 12 ft tall, and weighed about 15 tons.  There is some speculation that it had feathers.  Why not. The fact that it…

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WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF

“The key to change…is to let go of fear.”  Rosanne Cash I recently made a resolution (Danger, Will Robinson) to use up the different paints I’ve acquired in my art studio over the years.  Some of them looked interesting, so I purchased them. One of the interesting paints I acquired/bought is the liquid watercolor that’s…

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BREAD QUEST

“Happiness is created.  Not waited for.”  Step three of thirteen Still on my quest to make a quick, gluten free bread-like product.  “Grandma,” you’re all shouting, “why don’t you simply purchase gluten-free bread from the store!?”  I don’t purchase it from the store because I read the labels and noticed that there are usually a…

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FLOORED

“If you fall, I will be there.”  The Floor We are on phase 3 or phase 23 of our kitchen remodel.  I lost count.  Right now the two big projects involve a new corner cabinet, custom built by a genius, to replace the old cabinet.  This new cabinet will soon be stained to match the…

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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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