Au Revoir France, Ciao Italy

Au Revoir France, Ciao Italy. I have to say goodbye to France but without regret. The weather was lovely, the scenery beautiful and the food delicious. Oh, the food…olives, tapenade, ratatouille, foie gras, cheese, macaroons, and wonderful wine. After leaving Vence, my husband and I drove the coast road along the Cote d’Azur. The weather […]

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Have Suitcase, Will Travel

I think you could say that “have suitcase, will travel” is a saying that I could live by. My husband says that he thinks that I could live out of a suitcase for a year and never complain. You know what…I think he is right. I enjoy reading about different destinations. I like trying to […]

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American Comfort Food With A Mexican Twist

I think that there nothing more comforting on chilly night than a meatloaf in the oven filling the kitchen with wonderful aromas. Ok, don’t make a face. Meatloaf is like Rodney Dangerfield…it gets no respect. While most people love a good meatloaf, there are those of you that grew up hating the unappealing, blah, loaf […]

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I Bid A Fond Farewell To Summer As I Look Forward To Fall

I want to take the time to bid a fond farewell to summer…it was lovely.  For those of us who live in New England, fall is in the air. The days have become cool and crisp with little or no humidity to speak of. Leaves are changing.  Soon our back roads will be filled with […]

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Mid Coast Maine Weekend

The Mid Coast Region of Maine is known for its craggy coastline, beautiful harbors, and picture perfect small towns. It is a perfect place to spend a weekend relaxing, visiting galleries and museums, and eating great food which is exactly what we did recently. After a short two hour drive from the cottage, we arrived […]

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Peppers and Eggs, A Simple Italian Meal

Peppers and eggs, a simple Italian meal for lunch or dinner. One of my husbands favorite memories, is of his mother standing at the stove making peppers and eggs for lunch. It was a quick and tasty meal that everyone in his family loved. My husband’s grandfather used to grow frying peppers in his backyard along […]

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Spicy New Orleans Style Shrimp

If you have been to New Orleans, then you have probably had New Orleans Barbecued Shrimp. If you haven’t heard of it, this is a classic dish originating from the 1950’s said to have been first created at Pascal’s Manale restaurant. The shrimp have never been near a barbecue grill, smoker, and certainly not near […]

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When Life Gives You Tomatoes…Make Sauce

When life gives you tomatoes…make sauce. If you grow tomatoes in your garden, then it is inevitable that your kitchen counters are overflowing with very ripe tomatoes.  At the beginning of the garden season, I lost total control of how many tomato plants I bought because I was on the quest for the perfect tomato. […]

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