Monthly Archives: September 2014

White Dragon Fruit

This spectacular fruit showed up in Safeway yesterday. There was no price on it, and I was afraid to ask, so I just took a picture of it to enjoy! It’s available year around in Australia, and here is a … Continue reading

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Sipapu

Eleven years ago, we spent a bit over four months in Santa Fe, where the photo ops never seemed to stop. This is one of my favorite art pieces that we saw there. It is entitled “Sipapu”, which is the … Continue reading

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Zuppa Tuscany, Ensalat, e Pizza

Now THAT was a great lunch! I had made chicken gravy the night before using some really thickly gelled bone broth, and there was plenty left over. So I added a diced potato, and the toppings that were left over … Continue reading

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Swan’s Down is Softasilk

Who remembers cake flour? I hadn’t used it in ages – maybe thirty years – and was astounded by the price of it these days. This two-pound box was over $4.00 recently. Fortunately, I use it in small amounts in … Continue reading

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New Dessert Favorite – Raspberries

With the summer’s produce avalanche, we have been getting our fill of delicious fruits for cereal toppings and desserts. The raspberries have been particularly luscious this year. In combination with shreds of chocolate, and our new favorite nut (filberts/hazelnuts), we … Continue reading

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Jam ‘n’ Eggs

Couldn’t wait to get this posted. I haven’t even done the dishes yet. This was sooooo good. The blueberry pancakes were the usual; the polenta was the usual; the poached eggs were the usual; AND there was no ham and … Continue reading

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Soup Topped with Chicken and Rice

This soup was very rich and delicious as I used more of the wonderfully healthful bone broth made from the organic chicken. Much to my surprise, there really IS a difference in the consistency and taste of the meat, and … Continue reading

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The Birthday Boy and the Electronic Swatter

Here’s the birthday boy (YAY! He made it to SEVENTY!) with his coveted birthday present: Yes, indeed. It is an electronic mosquito dispatcher. Even though we have no standing water around here, the mosquitos seem to find a way to … Continue reading

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Owl in the Treetop

All morning long we were hearing a faint hoot, hoot, hoot coming in the back door. I made a foray out to see if our friend, the owl baby, had come to visit again, but couldn’t see him anywhere. Time … Continue reading

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One Yolk Broke

Pout – One of my yolks broke, but the breakfast was still delicious! ;->

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Reach Out and Grab Someone

ADDING TO ANIMALS SPOTTED TODAY ;-> Meep, meep! It has been a drizzly, rainy day today. This is the best kind of rain – it comes down slowly enough for the ground to absorb it instead of running off and … Continue reading

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The Beet Secret

How to cook a bunch of beets without going crazy! We love fresh beets, but the prep and peeling was always a challenge. For a while I was peeling and shredding them, and then a quick steam and yum! But … Continue reading

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Bread Brain

We go through a lot of bread, and one of our favorites is focaccia. I’ve talked about it before, but here is a nice picture of what we had a few days ago. But what intrigues me about this picture … Continue reading

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Gianduia and Limoncello !!!

Words very nearly fail me. These two flavors of gelato from Frost in Tucson had our eyes rolling back in our heads with pure joy! I have NO IDEA how they do this, but take a look at the nutritional … Continue reading

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Little Palm – Revisited

Last Fall, a little ornamental tree appeared in the foyer of The Cochise Oncology Clinic. I loved it so much, I did a blog on it. Here is what it looked like then. And here is the same little tree … Continue reading

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Cream of Broccoli and Beyond

Well it IS Cream of Broccoli, but it also has onion, mushrooms, salsa, chicken breast, Cheddar cheese, and barley in it. The barley was a last-minute brainstorm. Gary loves barley, so . . . well, why not? Dump it on … Continue reading

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