Category: musing

#Insomnia, Seriously?

So, it’s 1:30 and I can’t sleep.  My mind is abuzz with much ado about nothing, mostly.  Was it the AYCE sushi for dinner that maybe had a bit too much tempura and hasn’t completely settled?  Was it the single glass of cola?  Was it the fact that I sampled my first batch of home

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Bocconcini Bird’s Nests

When my kids were little, little enough to have been impressed by food that looked somethings else, I was just plain too tired to be creative.  Isn’t that always the way?  Kind of like when you come up with the perfect response to someone an hour after you needed it? I have loved being a

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My Savage Garden Part II- Squirrels Are Evil

The last time I wrote about my garden, I told you about the cabbage worms eating my kale and the leaf miners eating my chard. I tried to combat as best I could using homemade bug repellant that contained cayenne pepper and dish soap.  They thanked me for the salad dressing. I’ve cut the chard

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Grilled Fish Recipe

I have a complicated relationship with fish. I want to like it, I really, really want to love it.  I want to serve non battered and deep fried fish to my family twice a week just like all of the healthy food guides recommend.  I want the benefit of all of those healthy oils in

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Nothing New Under The Sun

My very first job was washing dishes at a summer camp.  $10.50 per day plus food and lodging. My second job was at Burger King.  I lasted two weeks, fast food was not my calling and neither were the uniforms. My third job was as a cashier in a grocery store.  I liked the fast

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52 Photos Project -Week Three “Blue”

When I saw this week’s assignment “Blue” I knew immediately which photo I wanted to share.  This one, my favorite of all of the photos I took in Rome. Like so many things in life, you have to see things in person to really appreciate them, but just look at the blue in the angels

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52 Photos Project-Week Two “Doorway”

  Not too long ago I was for fortunate enough to visit Rome.  It was unexpected, fairly short notice for an near OCD planner like me,  and exciting enough that I really haven’t made a big deal out of it fearing my friends and colleagues might poison my coffee when I wasn’t looking. Once in a

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52 Photos Project-Week One “Landscapes”

Some of the best things are random, and I have happened to discover something unexpectedly intriguing.  While I never seem to be at a loss for words, sometimes I do need a prompt. (Sometimes I also need to be silent, but that’s another conversation.) The 52 Photos project is, in  a nutshell a series of

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Merry Christmas, Blue Christmas, Green Christmas, Griswold Christmas

Christmas growing up?  Completely awesome!  We went from “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” to about two weeks of eating Halloween candy, then two more weeks and it was Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving special which pretty much catapulted us into pre-Christmas excitement because about a week after that we hit “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”.  After

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