CALL MIKE

“Gardeners know all the dirt.” As my followers and accidental visitors know, I am not an avid garden.  Gardening for me is like so many things in life.  I like the idea of gardening/exercising/owning a dog/learning to speak a foreign language.  I just don’t like actually doing it.  OK.  I did have one successful tomato…

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EARNED HUNGER

“Take care of your body.  It’s the only place you have to live in.” I recently stumbled across a crackpot author who claims that people should eat only when hungry.  I thought he was kidding!  But he goes further than that.  He said that hunger has to be earned.  That means that a person must…

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ODDS AND ENDS

“To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”  Isaac Newton Throughout the weeks I post things that contain random statements about my reality.  Sometimes people say things like, “I really want to see that when it’s finished!”  Let’s take care of my glib promises and a request. I did make a glib promise…

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LABREEZE

‘La is two notes up from Fa.” Today, on the market, is a product you can spray around your house and no one will ever know that real humans who perform bodily functions live there.  Wait.  That’s not a good start.  Try again. Today it’s possible to purchase an air freshening product that infuses the…

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PORK AND YAM HASH

“I eat goals for breakfast.” Here’s a simple dish that can be prepared the night before, warmed, and served with an egg or two.  If you’re not hungry early in the morning it would also make a great lunch.  So next time you grill a bunch of pork sausage, that includes brats, set one or…

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GLAZED

“Three out of two people have trouble with fractions.” Had a tasty bit of grilled ham slices at a friend’s house.  She revealed the secret to the wonderful taste.  It was, she said, the glaze.  I think I promised you this recipe a few blog posts ago. Not content with baked ham, my friend insisted…

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SASSY POTATO BAKE

“I’m in shape.  Unfortunately, the shape is a potato.” I love this recipe because it does something different with sweet potatoes besides covering them with marshmallows and brown sugar and trying to pass them off as a vegetable instead of a dessert.  Sweetened sweet potatoes belong in a pie shell!  (Good grief.  Someone get her…

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IT’S CURTAINS!

“Be your own kind of beautiful.” My dearest friend, Marilyn, lives about an hour plus drive from me.  Sometimes we meet in the middle in a town known for its art shops and an amazing restaurant where the desserts are comforting.  How else can a person describe a warm, nut-filled cake that’s topped with caramel…

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LEMON CAULIFLOWER

“Eat less from a box and more from the earth.” The above quote sounds like something a vegetarian guru would say.  I’m just happy that coffee beans and cocoa come from the earth! Here’s a lovely side dish to give a little variety to your meals.  It’s simple and tasty. INGREDIENTS: 5 T olive or…

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BLUEBERRY BREAKFAST BAKE

“I believe in chocolate for breakfast.” This is another great recipe for a crowd.  It’s also great because you can prepare most of it the night before.  It is not, however, gluten and sugar free, unless you hunt down some gluten free bread.  Do whatever you gotta do. INGREDIENTS: 12 slices day old bread, crusts…

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