Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Salad Of Warm Potatoes, Mussels And Shrimp

A salad can be more than just lettuce with bottled dressing. It can be the star of the dining table. Fresh crisp greens, warm potatoes, mussels and shrimp is a complete meal…only needing a loaf of crusty bread to serve … Continue reading

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Growing By Leaps And Bounds

It is fascinating to plant a tiny seed and watch it grow. I know what you are thinking…she must be some kind of a nut if she thinks watching plants grow is interesting. But if you look at the photos, … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Out To Dinner…Bonta Restaurant

When my husband says “let’s go out to dinner”, my thoughts turn to somewhere romantic and special. I enjoy having dinner where the tables are set with fresh flowers and candles. It doesn’t have to be gourmet but I want … Continue reading

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Szechuan Crispy Orange Beef

WARNING! ┬áDo not attempt this recipe unless you have a kitchen slave. LOL. This disclaimer comes from my wonderful husband who shares kitchen duties with me. I cook and he comes behind me cleaning my messes from the stove, the … Continue reading

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Early Blossoms

The orchard has just started blooming and I thought you might like to take a walk with me to see the lovely blossoms. Our pear trees are the first to bloom, usually around the first week in May with the … Continue reading

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Fettuccine And Peas In A Prosciutto Cream Sauce

I have had a love affair with pasta since my first trip to Rome. Naturally I ate spaghetti with meat sauce and macaroni and cheese growing up in Texas but no one called it pasta. I discovered pasta on an … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomato Seedlings

The heirloom tomato seeds that I planted three weeks ago germinated in less than a week. If you read my earlier post about spring, then you saw how I planted them in a seed flat. I took them from the … Continue reading

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