Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Safety of Home

No matter how lovely the weather is this time of the year, there is always the possibility of a storm. When a bad storm is approaching, your first thought usually turns towards the safety of home. Hurricane “Irene” made us … Continue reading

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Strawberry Martini

Summertime is strawberry time and a strawberry martini is a nice cocktail to enjoy in the evening. I make mine from homemade strawberry infused vodka. The infused vodka has the essence of sweet strawberries and no harsh taste. And the … Continue reading

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Welcome To Our Summer Cottage

Welcome to our summer cottage. If you have followed my blog from the beginning, you read “Let’s take a ride” and “Needs a little work“. They are the background on how we discovered our summer cottage and the work that … Continue reading

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The First Vine Ripe Tomato

All winter you think about the first vine ripe tomato, plucked from the vine, still warm from the sun. One bite and you have a mouthful of sweet, juicy goodness. You forget about the no taste, red balls that the … Continue reading

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Roasted Mediterranean Chicken Dinner

During the summer, my husband and I do lots of entertaining at the lake. When having friends for dinner, we like to serve something that is easy to prepare and that everyone will enjoy. One of our favorite things to … Continue reading

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An Honor and a Challenge

Roger Stowell at Camerahols/Food, Photography & France is a blogger who feels like an old friend. He has passed along a challenge to me from Yummy Chunklet. I feel flattered that he included me with well known bloggers. I will … Continue reading

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Antique and Classic Wooden Boat and Car Show

Something my husband and I look forward to each year is the Antique and Classic Boat and Car Show. This is an annual event now in its 18th year. It is held along the Naples Causeway that divides Long Lake … Continue reading

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Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Capers and Red Onion

In the summer, I prefer to eat simply prepared food with lots of fresh ingredients from the garden. Pasta is a dish that everyone loves and this recipe shows off the great flavor of perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes. It is … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Beet Greens

Trips to the farmers market still inspire what we will prepare during the next couple of days for our evening meal. Today there were green tomatoes…yes we have them also, so we passed on by. Fresh fennel is always great … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Lunch

I had an unexpected call from a friend visiting Portland and invited her up to the lake for lunch. Lunch had to be something that was simple to put together, knowing that she would arrive at the cottage in less … Continue reading

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