“Everyone carries an atmosphere about him. It may be healthful and invigorating, or it may be unwholesome and depressing. It may make a little spot of the world a sweeter, better, safer place to live in; or it may make it harder for those to live worthily and beautifully who dwell within its circle.” ~ [...]
… and the rest is gravy.
I remember when I was young a friend of mine and I tried our hand at making gravy. We felt if we could make good gravy then anything we wanted to do in the kitchen could be possible. We approached our experiment with trepidation because we had heard that [...]
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ~Alex Haley
I’m approaching 50 now and I can honestly say that the summers I spent with my grandparents when I was little were the happiest times of my childhood and some of the [...]
“My point is, life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The pina and the colada.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
I agree with Ellen, only this time I’m balancing my colada with a banana. It is, in fact, a perfect pairing.
I saw those bananas getting darker and [...]
“Food is so primal, so essential a part of our lives, often the mere sharing of recipes with strangers turns them into good friends. That’s why I love this community.” ~ Jasmine Heiler
We are arrived in Sierra Vista, AZ with our three little kids in tow after a tour overseas. The dessert had looked [...]
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ~ Mae West
Let’s hope so, Ms. West. If only we knew how to do it right. There is no one answer for all people. Each person has to untangle their own life and figure out what they want it to [...]
At the table with good friends and family you do not become old. ~ Italian Proverb
How many of my fondest memories arise from times sitting at the table with family or friends laughing about something or solving all the world’s problems. At least in the past, dinner was a time for catching [...]
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater. ~ Bono
While I was on a walk this morning, I saw a flock of geese flying overhead. I had to stop and watch them pass. It was such a beautiful [...]
Summer — we all have seen —
A few of us — believed —
A few — the more aspiring
Unquestionably loved ~ Emily Dickinson
Ensalada de Piparrada is lovely salad from the Basque Country in Spain. It’s a refreshing use of the abundance that summer provides.
Recipe Source: The Foods and Wines of [...]
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