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Acropolis Spinach Salad

Spinach salad isn’t usually a conversation stopper…. Except when consumed on hotel roofs in Athens while viewing the Acropolis. Susie had read that the view of the Acropolis from the rooftop restaurant at our hotel in Athens was incredible, so we headed upstairs as the sun was…

Juice!

Before I get going, I just have to show you my view as I write this post: We moved again!  We are in our third campsite at Nason Creek.  This site is next to the river and fully shaded.  It’s been really hot here–90+ degrees every…

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

I babysat a lot when I was a teenager.  A LOT. When we’d have a big summer thunderstorm, we’d have a ‘Thunderparty’.  I’d put a tray of cookies and milk together and then we’d go in search for a sheltered…

Gramma Fischer’s Chili Sauce

I inherited my grandmother’s recipe box when she died. It is one of my most cherished possessions because she was the best cook ever.  As a child, I’d stand by the sink and study the way she cleaned and diced celery, made famously delicious mashed potatoes…

Seafood Bliss: A Trip to the Pelican Market

Pelican Seafood is the best local source for fresh fish in our area.   Located on US 1, just off the road to the bridge to South Hutchinson Island, the market sells only the freshest fish, mussels, crabs and lobster.  Take a look: It all looks so delicious, I walk in…

A Brief Respite at Nelson Family Farms

Here in Florida, Publix dominates the grocery scene.   Publix is a nice store, living up to its slogan most of the time  “Where shopping is a pleasure”.  We have one just down the main road, a 10-minute walk away from our house. But convenience isn’t…

Scottish Salmon with Herbed Potatoes

“Guid gear comes in sma’ bulk” That’s Scottish for “Good things come in small packages”. You’ll know why if you make this recipe. Today, we’re having herbed salmon and potatoes for dinner.  The Pelican Fish Market in Fort Pierce…

Oh Buoy! 12A Buoy Restaurant Review

If you’re a ‘Local’ anywhere in St. Lucie County, you know about 12A Buoy.   It’s a place where the food speaks for itself. It’s certainly not a ‘fancy’ restaurant.  There’s no valet parking, plush menus or upholstered chairs…

Sweet Potato Broccoli Curry

I never realized how simple curry is to make yourself from scratch. When we lived in Michigan, there was a Trader Joes in nearby Ann Arbor.  I’d spend the $4 to get a small jar, mix in some chicken, make some rice and we’d have quick…

Broccoli, Spinach, Turmeric, Ginger, Lemon, Carrot, Orange, Strawberry, Kiwi Juice

I always used to think I was ‘doing my body good’ when I drank a big bottle of juice. I fed my kids bottled apple juice constantly when they were little, thinking it was so much better for them than water. As it turns out, water would have…

March 15, 2016 Garden Update

Ideal growing conditions create amazing gardens.   When we lived in Michigan, I REALLY worked hard to get my garden started every year.  Each year I tried to make it better.  Raised beds–Check.  Black plastic–Check.  Irrigation system–Check.  Great compost–Check.  Tall deer fence&#8211…

A Hearty Breakfast

“Eat a hearty breakfast” That’s the advice you see on so many books, web sites, videos.  But interpret the word ‘hearty’ for me…. This is the ‘Decadent-Decadent’ Bananas Foster French Toast at the Berry Fresh Cafe.  Take a gander at…

Restaurant Review: Berry Fresh Cafe

There’s nothing like a good breakfast on a slow Saturday morning. Rob and I have always been big fans of weekend breakfasts at small local diners.  You know, the kinds of places you go where the waitress greets you, grabs her pencil from behind her ear, looks you…

Beans and Rice: Simple Deliciousness

Sometimes the simplest dinners taste the very best. This is an inexpensive recipe that I make frequently, modify constantly and absolutely adore.  A perfect after work recipe,  it’s healthy and quick to make from whole foods, and can be easily modified to your taste and availability of ingredients…

Grilled Mexican Chicken Recipe

I’m a big fan of grilled food. Everything about the grilling process itself is so enticing–the incredible smells that emerge from the grill and the challenge of cooking to ensure that the outside is crispy-good and the inside is moist and tender.  Most of all…