Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thai Red Pork Curry

I love all types of ethnic cuisines and one of my favorites is Thai food. When the weather is cool there is nothing better than a bowl of flavorful Red Pork Curry served with jasmine rice and a cooling Thai … Continue reading

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‘Tis The Season

I love the sights, the sounds, the smells of the Christmas season. So for me, the next week will be spent planning menus, trimming the trees and decorating the house. ‘Tis the season to spend time enjoying all that is … Continue reading

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Would You Join Me For A Cup Of Tea

Would you like to sit awhile and join me for a cup of tea? Rest a moment and think of all that there is to be grateful for at this time of the year. Health, home, family, friends and the … Continue reading

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Seared Sesame Tuna With Hoisin Glazed Baby Bok Choy and Fried Rice

Seared sesame tuna with hoisin glazed baby bok choy and fried rice doesn’t sound like a fall or preĀ Thanksgiving meal but I’m in training for a marathon. An eating marathon, that is. Next week my husband and I will be … Continue reading

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A Taste Of Texas, Chicken Fried Steak With Cream Gravy

I grew up in the Texas countryside. If people said they felt like going out for a steak, it wasn’t for a juicy medium rare hunk of well marbled beef at a fancy steakhouse. No, they were headed to the … Continue reading

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Surprises While Traveling

Surprises while traveling…we have all had them. As a matter of fact you expect them, sometimes even wish for them. Good ones put a big smile on your face. Bad ones, well you just have to grin and bear it. … Continue reading

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Pot Roast Osso Buco Style With Polenta

Have you ever thought of taking the basic recipe for pot roast and turning it into something that your family and friends will request all the time? Don’t want to mess with your tried and true one dish meal that … Continue reading

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Falling Leaves Of Red And Gold

Glorious fall has returned to our orchard and it is wonderful. The leaves are just beautiful on our Japanese Maple tree, which always gives us a great show this time of the year. In my earlier post, If you don’t … Continue reading

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Escarole and Beans / Minestra de Scarola e Fagioli

Sometimes in our busy lives we want a quick meal but we still want it to be healthy, delicious and if it is economical so much the better. Italians have been cooking a simple peasant dish that I and so … Continue reading

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Big Boys Toys

Big boys toys. Yes, my husband and I have seen them all over Europe. From Santa Margherita, Portofino, Maranello, and Bolzano, Italy to Salzburg, Austria and Munich, Germany, the amount of incredible mechanical toys that men collect is amazing. Be … Continue reading

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