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 cucumber salad. When you live in a small town, it is sometimes ¬†hard to find […]

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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 wonderful about my favorite holiday. Instead of shopping and maybe risking life and limb, I’m […]

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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 beauty that surrounds our everyday life are meant to be cherished. Thanksgiving starts the holiday […]

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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 pre¬†Thanksgiving meal but I’m in training for a marathon. An eating marathon, that is. Next week my husband and I will be eating foods that we don’t normally eat. From appetizers to desserts, we will be eating […]

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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 best roadhouse restaurant in the area for chicken fried steak with cream gravy, mashed potatoes […]

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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. Have you ever discovered that your passports are still in the safe of your last […]

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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 everyone knows and loves? I can understand because traditional pot roast will always be one […]

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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 like the weather in New England, wait five minutes, you know that we had a […]

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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 many others love, Minestra de Scarola e Fagioli or better known to us as escarole […]

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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 it cars, motorcycles or boats, the size and scope of what we have seen could […]

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