Tag Archives: Picnic


  We didn’t go far, and not for very long, but . . . YAY . . . we got out on a road trip yesterday. We had planned to go to Patagonia Lake State Park, but we got waylaid … Continue reading

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Uphill All The Way

  An¬†afternoon’s outing to the nearby small towns of Warren and Lowell provided a lovely park to enjoy our picnic lunch (Warren), with a stop in Lowell, where there seems to be a plethora of vintage¬†vehicles and aged-in-place buildings. The … Continue reading

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Twice-baked Potatoes – in Quicktime

Sometimes solutions just fall on me out of the sky. I had “baked” six huge Russet potatoes in a marathon session in the Crock-Pot, so had them on hand. A couple of nights before that, I had made some mashed … Continue reading

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The New Picnic Basket

This nifty insulated picnic cooler was just begging to go on a jaunt.     So I packed it up with sliced chicken and smokey Gouda cheese on whole wheat sesame buns, and some other typical picnic goodies, and off we … Continue reading

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Crispy Chicken Strips with Ginger Dressing 

   I’ve been experimenting with the ratio of the semi-dried ginger in the dressing, and we are finding that some uses require much more of the ginger than others.  As a dressing for these crispy chicken strips, I put in … Continue reading

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What Do You See?

This is a room at The Empire Ranch that is in the Las Cienegas area not too far from our house. See the little blotches in the lower right-hand corner of this room? I’ve totally tarted up the picture to … Continue reading

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