After such an intense, busy month it's hard to settle into normal life again.
Not that it will be normal any time soon…. As I sat down to type this, two 10lb puppies came racing down the hall to remind me that it's …
Continue reading..... “Grilled Potatoes, Peppers, and Onions; puppy feeding frenzy”
Kind of hard to tell as I have not had a moment to think in over two weeks.
It's been busy.
Everyone arrived in Italy as scheduled, with their respective bags accompanying them (amazingly).
Much wine was tasted, and approved of; …
Continue reading..... “Grilled Lamb Chops Dijon; The return followed by the departure”
Happy Earth Day!
The theme for this year is 'A Billion Acts of Green'.
I checked out the Earth Day site looking for an idea for a topic.
I thought about carrying reusable shopping bags, which I've been doing for years.
I thought about walking …
Continue reading..... “Turkey Broccoli Stir Fry; Happy Earth Day”
I think we have a puppy.
See the pretty, albeit slightly dirty, white girl?
She’s a grand-niece of our Emma (R.I.P). As it turned out, she was off, er, having fun with a Pyreneen mastiff on Emma’s last day with us.
Her name is …
Continue reading..... “Parmesan Oven Fries; Congrats! It’s a girl (puppy)”
I remember watching the movie, Fahrenheit 451' and being both fascinated (all of those people memorizing books and repeating the words forever so they wouldn't be lost) and terrified (could the Powers That Be really take my beloved books away?)
I have been an avid …
Continue reading..... “Oven Fried Chicken; Banned Books; Weekly Menu”
Today was a good day.
It started yesterday when we decided to go to the Carrefour to do the shopping.
We had just been there the week before (it's the only store that sold the diapers/bed pads I used for Sedi's bed. Sigh…. ).
Continue reading..... “Shrimp with Capers, Lemon, and Feta on Orzo; A Good Day; Menu Plan”
Egg Noodles with Tomato Prosciutto Sauce
I was a good girl…
And I was rewarded for it!
That rarely happens. I am firmly in the 'No good deed shall go unpunished' club.
What, you ask, did I do?
It's actually a pretty boring story, so …
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I bought a new toy for my new kitchen!
At least that’s what they’re called here.
It’s a combination convection oven and microwave.
Since ‘we are two’ I have wanted a small oven for doing small things, especially during …
Continue reading..... “Shirred Eggs; The Weekly Menu and the Combi!”
Cream of Mushroom Soup with Toasted Walnuts
… Try to get a variety of of forest or wild mushrooms for this rather than the white button. Crimini will work, but the flavor will have more depth with 2 or 3 types pf mushrooms. I used crimini, oyster Continue reading..... “Cream of Mushroom Soup; Menu of the Week”
Does anyone sell Doggie Depends?
Sedi, our pretty little
abandonada German Shepherd (Alsatian) mix, has become incontinent.
She wets the bed.
And the floor.
3 times a day I give her a syringe full of medicine, in the mouth.…
Continue reading..... “Polenta and Cheese Timbales; Weekly Menu Plan; Dog Days of Summer”