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‘Portlandia’

Visiting Portland for the first time, coming from the land of drought to the land of green….Saturday farmer’s market was a delight!!!

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alongside the green – many colorful options – and colorful people!!!

tomorrow…………………..

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’tis the season…

…not for Christmas, for red, ripe, strawberries…

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served over flaky, slightly crisp rounds

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of lemon scented scones

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springtime in a bowl!!!

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An artichoke observed

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 a delightful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!!!

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If cutting boards could talk…

Christmas at Crossroads, of course, included a visit to Miss Vicki at Homepieces in McKinney- always on the cutting edge of casual home design…her unerring eye captures the latest trend…cutting boards!

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the tales these boards could tell…

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perhaps of the aroma of freshly baked bread…

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or of the succulent heaviness of aged fruitcake…

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of the hands fashioning their design,

or of the journey bringing them to this particular place;

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now looking for a new home and new tales to tell.

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Over the river and…

Ready!!!

‘Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house to Gail and John’s house we go!!

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the turkey is waiting!!!

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Filled with gratitude today for family, friends and freedom!!

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Still waiting for fall…

‘Long hot summer’ perfectly describes  Santa Barbara as we near the end of October… too long, too hot, too much summer!!!  Tee shirts, flip flops and shorts – the only way to stay comfortable-

and salads for supper

a nice cold, crisp Caesar !!!

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Caesar dressing (absque ovum)

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2 cloves garlic, crushed

3 Tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon grainy dijon mustard

4 anchovy fillets, minced

grated parmesan cheese

whisk ingredients together, adding 1/2 cup olive oil in a steady stream

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dress the whole grain croutons

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toss with Romain

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plate with boiled egg, shaved parmesan, cracked pepper

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So ready for a nip in the air, a cashmere sweater, a hearty beef bourguignon….

California dreamin’!!!

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Postcard from a pop up

Fun brunch with family in the Funk Zone

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good parings all around!

Santa Barbara Wine Collective

 

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‘If you still can’t stand the heat…..’

To quote a son:  ‘I’m so over it’ – the heat that is!  Aren’t we all!  So over it, but still so hungry….

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lunch has become the new dinner…

a riff on the BLT:  arugula, basil, colorful heirlooms,  bacon grilled in the cool of the morning

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cool, crunchy, satisfying!

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Savoring family

Webster’s definition numbers 9 and 10 under the word savor:

‘to perceive by taste or smell, especially with relish

‘to give oneself to the enjoyment of:  to savor the best in life’

Giving oneself to the enjoyment of family around the table  – a double entendre of sorts:  to savor family and food.

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Setting the table with family memories…vases from a beloved aunt…

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 high chair well used by sons, now by their little ones…

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silverware from my grandmother…

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loving the memories, making new ones………savoring all!

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‘If you can’t stand the heat…….’

….spend only a short time in the kitchen!

French bread spread with pesto, topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, a few grinds of salt and pepper = a simply delicious light supper!!!

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Add a frosty glass of ‘bubbly’ – all the better!

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