Category Archives: Tips

An Inspired Shrimp and Mango Entree

Greetings everyone! Forgive us for being later posting than usual. Because of the wait, however, Dale has had time to create a new entree for us that is, well, I would call it fun. It’s an intriguing dish that is interesting to … Continue reading

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An Inspiring Focus on Chicken with Plums

Autumn has had a heyday in our corner of the world this year. It goes on and on. Our black maple turned colors for the first time since we’ve lived here. The leaves are a variegated yellow and orange with … Continue reading

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A Summer Soup to Inspire

The end of July is upon us! Roses are fading, but birds are still flying through our copse of Chinese elms—chirping, squawking and  and feasting on fresh thistle and suet. It has been a relatively quiet summer for us, but a … Continue reading

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An Inspiring Take on Radishes

My husband is in love with radishes. One year he planted them too early and was devastated when they failed to sprout. You’d think somebody had died. But not everyone loves radishes. I see it as a kind of eccentricity … Continue reading

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Easy Gourmet Italian Entrée

    Last month we had some friends over who enjoy gourmet food, and I prepared the Taste of Italy menu from our cookbook. I used red and green votives around a white taper and a green tablecloth to symbolize the colors … Continue reading

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To Freeze or not to Freeze? A Summer Dessert

Sunrise #4 The sunrise began with stripes today: stripes of purple and orange with gold lining. The stripes  made me think of the American flag and the patriotic concert we sang two days ago: This Land is My Land, Give Me … Continue reading

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The Joy of Contrasts

Sunrise #3 The other day the sun was a silver ball. It was surrounded by golden clouds that formed a perfect eye. God is with me, I thought, watching, but also caring and helping. Praise! [RAR] When I (Dale) originally … Continue reading

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