Secret Sewing, Garden and More

It seems like it has been a while since I could share with you what I am working on in the sewing room. But, alas, everything I am currently doing is a secret. And it is multiple projects, LOL!! First, I am making progress on Pachanga, but I can't show you that yet. Second, there …

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Fresh Tastes for Spring

Warmer days bring a yearning for fresh foods on the lighter side. With Easter this coming weekend, ham might be on your menu as well as mine. I enjoy creating new recipes, and a few fit this season nicely. My Summer Chilled Corn Crab Soup makes a wonderful first course for a holiday meal, or …

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Having Some Fun With Green

Beyond the food, I'm not one that does a lot specifically for St Patrick's Day. But I do have a couple of fun things I've done over the years, and thought you'd like to revisit some and see what is going on this year. It is the one day I bring out my Irish Coffee …

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In the Garden, the Kitchen, and the Sewing Room

With a few days of warming weather and lots of rain, things are starting to happen in the garden. Oliver now has a buddy, or maybe a mate, who knows? They are coming by together to get their tidbits, Oliver is on the retaining wall on the left, while his buddy (paramour?) is on the …

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Snacking Foods for an Appetizer Meal

Time again to break out the appetizers for a heavy hors d'oeuvre menu! The Super Bowl comes at dinner time this year, a perfect time for finger foods. Even if you aren't going to watch the game from Tampa, you still might enjoy a finger food meal for the Puppy Bowl, or perhaps a Sunday …

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Some Valentine Ideas

Well, I cannot decide if it was bad news day or good news day yesterday. My dental appointment that I have dreaded for days was postponed due to snow. We didn't get any snow at our place, but apparently the area where my dentist lives did. So, all that anxiety will now be postponed to …

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Black Bean Garlic Pot Roast

Having fun with sew days and virtual retreats sometimes means firing up the slow cooker to have a hot meal at the end of the day. I've talked about Asian influences in food before, and I really like the Black Bean Garlic Sauce I found in the Asian foods aisle at the grocery store. It …

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Butternut Squash Lasagne

In this interim between Christmas and the New Year, it is good to have a meal that is lighter and vegetarian based, after days of heavier meals. With this in mind, I roasted a small butternut squash, and adjusted my recipe for lasagne to make a smaller version for two. This is enough for a …

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Baking Day and a Sample Sale

It was a rainy day on Friday, and I decided to fill the house with the aroma of baking and cinnamon. Once I got started baking, it turned into a whole day with Christmas movies on the TV. I like to keep home baked treats in the freezer for My Sweet Babboo. He likes a …

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