GLUTEN FREE FLOUR BLEND

“A new life is but a new mind.” This is a recipe from the America’s Test Kitchen cookbook.  It’s the cookbook that includes everything from seasons 2001 to 2017.  Buy it!  It is one of the best cookbooks in the world!  Follow the recipes and you will become known as a god/goddess of the culinary…

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FOR THE BIRDS

“Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.”  Salvador Dali The other day I was driving along a country road when I rounded a corner and came upon a family of sandhill cranes next to the road.  I stopped the car, opened the window, and asked if they’d mind if I took a picture.…

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PESTO

“It takes courage to do what you want.  Other people have a lot of plans for you.”  Joseph Campbell The reason I made pesto is a story like “What I did on my summer vacation”.  I put a few, small basil plants in the corner of a flower bed and they had the nerve to…

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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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