TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world will know peace.”  Jimi Hendrix For many years, mainly all of my life, I’ve had a sketchy relationship with things alive.  The pollywogs I collected in jars and tried to raise (they never survived past the 3 leg stage) , baby birds…

Read more TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS

INSECT REPELLENT

“Cute as a bug.” In this big, beautiful world of ours where we’re now busy surrounding ourselves with toxins, it might be a good idea to cut back on such things whenver possible.  One place we can easily do this is with insect repellent.  It is so easy to make your own at home. A…

Read more INSECT REPELLENT

PORK TENDERLOIN RE-DO

“Living the same year 85 times is not a life.” Just came up with a brilliant idea for too much pork tenderloin.  Are you ready for this brilliance! A few days ago I made Pork Tenderloin Bliss, which was tasty.  But I certainly didn’t want to  eat it for a week, nor did I want…

Read more PORK TENDERLOIN RE-DO

SUMMER DINING

“I would just like to publicly announce that I have no idea what I’m doing.” For a long time I lived my life trying to do the “right” thing.  It took a lot of weighing and measuring.  I finally realized that the “right” thing for me was more often than not behaviors that other people…

Read more SUMMER DINING

FREE APPETIZERS!

“The best things in life are free!” About a week ago my husband and I went out for dinner.  We were using a gift certificate from the kids.  We went to a place we’d never been before and found an old, heart-stopping favorite in the appetizer section of the menu.  It was an onion blossom.…

Read more FREE APPETIZERS!

PORK TENDERLOIN BLISS

“I can’t take this long distance relationship anymore.  Fridge, you’re coming to my room.” After a few months of kitchen re-do I find that I’ve acquired a skill I didn’t even know I would come to cherish more than buffalo chicken wings.  Or something.  I’ve learned how to simplify recipes. Here is an example of…

Read more PORK TENDERLOIN BLISS

RED PEPPER CAPER DRESSING

“Friends are the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life.” This is another happy accident, like some of my children. This tastes great and is really versatile.  Time to drop the comparisons. INGREDIENTS: 1 T freeze dried red onions 3 T red wine vinegar 2 T olive oil 1 T capers 2 T roasted…

Read more RED PEPPER CAPER DRESSING

TARRAGON MUSTARD CHICKEN

“Imagination and faith are the secrets of creation.” Neville Goddard We have some good news and some good news.  My kitchen once again has running water and a sink and a counter top.  That means I’ll once again be cooking fabulous food and sharing amazing recipes!  (See above quote) Well, maybe fabulous and amazing could…

Read more TARRAGON MUSTARD CHICKEN

MORE HELPFUL HINTS

“Someday you’ll thank me!”  Everybody’s Mother Not every one of these helpful hints is earth shattering.  Maybe you’re even familiar with some of them.  Make believe, however, that they’re amazing new news and do a little oohing and aahing.  Practice this technique diligently so you can use it with your friends.  You’ll become known as…

Read more MORE HELPFUL HINTS

IMPORTANT PEOPLE

“I am not weird.  I am Limited Edition.” The other day someone was explaining to me why, in spite of their indifference when it comes to racing, they watch some race or other from Monaco.  “There are so many important people there!” she gushed. “Important?” I asked.  “Why are they important?”  The conversation disintegrated from…

Read more IMPORTANT PEOPLE