sunday night beef, potato and carrot stew

April 21st, 2014
category - cooking - non-vegetarian

sunday night beef, potato and carrot stew serves 4 – 6 prep time: 30 minutes (in stages) cook time: 2 hours Flour to dredge beef Olive oil for searing 1 pound of cubed beef tips 2 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper to taste 3 celery stalks chopped 1/2 large red onion chopped 5-6 garlic gloves… read more

dhabha (indian road-side eatery) style chana (chick peas)

April 20th, 2014
category - cooking - vegetarian

dhabha style chana serves 4 prep time: 20 minutes cook time: 40 minutes 2 cans garbanzo beans 1/2 of a large red onion sliced thin 3 cloves garlic chopped ½ inch knob ginger chopped 1 medium vine ripe tomato chopped 1/2 cup tomato sauce two handfuls of washed and chopped coriander leaves 2 tablespoons olive oil ½… read more

welcome autumn…

October 12th, 2013
category - october, 2013

It’s officially Autumn.  But it isn’t like the Autumn of my childhood.  How I miss the Autumns of my youth. I miss the colorful changes in foliage I enjoyed during the many years I spent living in the north-east.  We would drive through the Pocono mountains to experience the changing landscape in all its loveliness…. read more

poetry in motion – when two minds collide!

June 29th, 2013 2 Comments
category - june, 2013

I wrote the poem, “The Life Inside Me,” as a collaborative work with my friend hastywords.  We met at the DFW Writers’ Conference this past May.  She is a genuine soul with a whacky laugh and a heart of gold.  Not to mention she has the most beguiling eyes I’ve ever seen.  I am not… read more

what i learned from my son…

May 28th, 2013 1 Comment
category - may, 2013

This past weekend I spent time doing some pretty nifty things with my son.  Nick is five.  We call him the “energizer bunny” and if you don’t believe me, just ask our friends – they’ll vouch. We hung out with the dinosaurs at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.  That was quite a lot… read more

and the quote of the day…

May 22nd, 2013
category - randomness

Best quote ever…enough said. Happy Hump Day!    

sending out thoughts…

May 21st, 2013
category - may, 2013

to those impacted by all the devastation in Oklahoma and across the mid-west.  Never under-estimate the wrath of Mother Nature.  Be safe and hug your loved ones tight.

monday morning blahs…

May 20th, 2013
category - randomness

Dear Monday, Why oh why do you come so soon? I don’t love you like the way I love Saturday and Sunday and maybe even Friday too. I only feel affection for you on Memorial and Labor day and any other government holiday. You’re like that unwelcome relative that comes to visit when I ask… read more

favorite tv shows…

May 14th, 2013
category - may, 2013

I admit, I do enjoy watching television.  I’m doing it now, watching the idiot box and since I love “top ten” lists, I decided to create one for my favorite shows.  Here goes and in no particular order: 1. Game of Thrones 2. Castle 3. Hawaii 5 – O 4. Big Bang Theory 5. True… read more

coffee, it’s an addiction!

May 13th, 2013 4 Comments
category - may, 2013

I can drink coffee any hour of the day.  In fact, I have and I do. These days I am experimenting with my new coffee press.  I picked it up at Starbucks and am proud to say, it is made of 30% post consumer plastic. The press is benign looking, reasonably priced and does the trick…. read more

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