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Cooking, Entertaining, and Making Art

I am having a spur of the moment dinner party tonight. As you might know from earlier posts I LOVE to entertain on the spur of the moment! Dinner Party  Breakfast  Expanding Vegetables  Entertaining is one of my passions. It gives me the same feeling that I receive when I paint; entertaining on the spur […]

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BIRTHDAY LUNCH FOR A FRIEND

May I take you out to lunch for your birthday? Fran, I’d rather just come over and have a good girl talk visit. We talk about deep things — things that matter to us, our children, grandchildren, gardening, and spiritual things, about where we have come from, the sad times and the happy ones. How […]

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MEMORIAL DAY IS ALMOST HERE. FESTIVALES ESPAÑA STYLE!

Viva España! I just arrived home from Spain after visiting one of my daughters and her family. My son-in-law is Spanish Basque. They live in a delightful little country town about fifteen minutes outside of Pamplona in the Province of Navarre. I “Skype” from California to my family in Spain often, and I have seen […]

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BREAKFAST AT 7…4…7

Last weekend I had an impromptu party for some cousins who were visiting from England. Easy steps to entertain a crowd for breakfast. Please check out blog post March 21st, 2012. Being that I keep a clean table cloth with centerpiece ready for any occasion I just popped the pretty Trader Joes plants that I […]

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Gloria's Tomatillo Salsa

GLORIA’S PICO DE GALLO AND TOMATILLOS SALSA PARA ESTA GRINGA

Gloria is originally from Mexico. After a knee replacement last May, I felt my speedy recovery was due in part to these two delicious condiments. I lost 14 pounds that I have, so far, successfully kept off. One of the changes in my diet is what I eat for breakfast every day. As a morning […]

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EXPANDING VEGETABLES RECIPES

Hi all! Glad you all stayed tuned for the recipes I talked about in my last post. Menu: Vegetable soup Black beans with quinoa Collard greens with bragg Steamed white rice in rice cooker Sautéed onions with mushrooms and garlic Baked sweet potatoes with skins on Chile rellenos using poblano chilies Rice pudding “Pete” style […]

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EXPANDING VEGETABLES

A couple of days ago I went to our organic local market, Jimbos, to stock up on vegetables for the week. In my zeal, marketing without a list, and thinking about …oops it’s February already, (what about those New Years Resolutions I kind of made; eating lots of vegetables, losing a few pounds, and getting […]

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