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Day 2 – Congress, German Food, and I Need a Nap 

Saturday was both great, and exhausting.  Jet lag had me up and raring to go at an ungodly hour, but I used it to collect my thoughts, take an early morning walk, and have a nice slow breakfast that incorporated a whole lot of coffee.   The courtyard in our hotel has a holly bush,

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Roasted Radishes with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey Recipe

So, you won’t believe this one.  I certainly didn’t. This is the best time of year to go grocery shopping, everything is fresh from the local farms.  Deep leafy greens, sweet corn, green beans, new potatoes, even zucchini.  All of it, and much of it selling for in season prices which roughly translates to our

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More Prince Edward County Adventures 2016

We are home and unpacked, so I figured it was time to give you the low down on a few more wineries from our most recent visit to the county.  If you missed the first post from last week you can catch it here. It’s been a hot and dry summer, and outside of one

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Overnight Steel-Cut Oatmeal in a Slow Cooker

This recipe is as easy as they come, right up there with my Hawaiian three ingredient pulled pork.  A quick go to when you have a crew in the house, want to send the kids off to school with a solid breakfast, or, are are craving something healthier than bacon and eggs for breakfast. Easiest

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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 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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Homemade Yogurt Recipe Using A Yogotherm

Getting the swing of homemade yogurt was pretty easy once I put my mind to it.  If you missed that post, you can read about making yogurt in a slow cooker here.  Once I got the basics, I experimented a little bit each time to get an end result that I was happy with.  I

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Girlfriends, Gratitude, and Grace

This has been one of those weekends when nothing that should have been accomplished, was actually accomplished while many wonderful things managed to take place. My husband and I, along with a gaggle of friends had the extreme joy of celebrating the wedding of a young couple who are completely and utterly besotted with each

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The Contented Kitchen-What’s Cooking This Fall

Hey all, I haven’t posted any actual food stuff in a while only because back to school has been busy and I haven’t been feeling the love of spending time in the kitchen.  It’s been kind of hot weather wise, and the days long.  I’m certain that by month’s end I will be back into

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