Monthly Archives: November 2013

Multiple Myeloma – the good, the bad, and the ugly

As some of you know, my husband, Gary, has been battling Multiple Myeloma, which is a non-curable cancer of the blood and bone marrow, since 2006. The disease is not immediately fatal, but what they call “manageable”, so we had … Continue reading

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Spaghetti, Red Peppers, Fresh Spinach and Chicken Tenders

I had intended to put mushrooms with this, but we ate them at lunch time on a cheeseburger! Looks pretty plain, but the toasty roasty chicken pieces and red peppers were delightful, and by not including them in the pasta … Continue reading

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Seedy Buns and Faux Focaccia

I can resist anything . . . but temptation. A small piece somehow jumped out of the focaccia and into my fingers. It was delicious! Before baking it, I had sprinkled a little kosher salt on the faux focaccia and … Continue reading

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An Unexpected (delicious) Treat

Our good friends, Fred and Jo, have come to stay for a couple of weeks in the rv and mobile home park where we live, and it is soooo good to see them again. Especially because of . . . … Continue reading

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Israeli Cous Cous Again

I added some slowly sautéed onions and roasted green chiles to some leftover Israeli cous cous with delicious results. It went perfectly with the Judie McNuggets, kale, and itty bitty omelet. I had some tortilla chips that were not being … Continue reading

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Preying Mantis, Loaded

I think her fetching smile and glamorous antennae played a part in getting her in “the family way”. Click once and let it load; then click again for a real close-up portrait of this intricate creature.

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Italian Night – Plus Cabbage

One of our favorite dinners involves the lovely combination of cabbage and tomato, with a twist. It’s kind of like stuffed cabbage, only a whole lot easier, and there is pasta! ;-> The red peppers made an unexpected appearance in … Continue reading

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Roadrunner in the Bower

He seems to be saying “Am I not beautiful?”. He let me take five minutes of video of him and about a dozen stills that day. This morning, he ran all over, teasing me, from one part of the yard … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Bread

Is this not beautiful ? Sometimes just the beauty of something is as wonderful as the taste!! Dick Haymes is singing to me from the kitchen counter via the iPod Touch and the temperature is just perfect. So lovely is … Continue reading

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Mexican Restaurant at Home

Inside: Lightly sautéed chicken tenders with freshly ground lemon pepper, refried beans, and some of the enchilada sauce (Santa Cruz Chile Powder, beef broth, leftover steak gravy, Montreal Steak Seasoning, the end of the fresh tomato salsa, the dregs from … Continue reading

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Then and Now

Jobs 2010 Fowles 1989 Stroebel 1972 Langford 2007 Mangano 2010 Underneath that protective covering, the top item is an iPad. While reading the manual for his new camera on the iPad, DH finds that his older books provide excellent adjunct … Continue reading

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Roasted Green Chiles

What? Poached eggs, AGAIN? Yes. Guess we’re on a kick. This time I sprinkled a bit of dill weed and freshly-ground lemon pepper over the eggs before plopping them into the polenta topped with shredded White Cheddar cheese. The green … Continue reading

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River Walk – Sierra Vista Style

Today you get a break from my animal and food pictures. Yesterday DH, another photographer friend, and I went down to the San Pedro River about four o’clock in the afternoon in an attempt to harness the sun’s rays and … Continue reading

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