What’s for dinner-Purple, Orange, Red and Green

What did we do with those piles of colorful vegetables from the Farmer’s and Asian markets? Dinner is easy when your kitchen is full of garden fresh vegetables. Slice some beets, eggplant, carrot, onion, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, coat with olive oil and salt and roast until just tender. Sauté some chard in olive oil withContinue reading “What’s for dinner-Purple, Orange, Red and Green”

Trash and Treasure

The tourists are here in full force, so Monday morning is beach cleanup time. We walked from Caddy’s on Sunset Beach up to the Bilmar and back and collected 3 grocery bags of detritus, plastic bottles and toys, beer cans, masks and wipes. Some were thoughtful to put their rubbish in a neat pile. OnceContinue reading “Trash and Treasure”

Sunday pleasures and treasures

Fortified with Dave’s raisin bread French toast, vegan sausage, fresh Florida strawberries and an orange juice banana protein shake, we headed south to Sarasota for a lazy afternoon at Cafe in the Park. We made the same trek this time last year to listen to one of our favorite local bands, Passerine. It’s the firstContinue reading “Sunday pleasures and treasures”

Kids in a candy shop

We meant to go to an art fair in downtown St. Pete but ended up at the Saturday morning market. First we stopped at the booth named St. Pete Rocks. I bought Mookalite, a form of jasper from Australia that is meant to impart deep calm when faced with new experiences, points out all possibilitiesContinue reading “Kids in a candy shop”

Owls of Dunedin

One of the pleasures of living in Florida is the variety of beautiful birds in our shared environment. I’m always surprised to see owls and am pleased to share a sweet owl family posted by Carla Royal. Appropriate because she is as wise as an owl. In addition to being a great photographer, as aContinue reading “Owls of Dunedin”

What’s for dinner-Italian Wedding Soup

From my ex-husband’s cousin’s brother-in-law’s website: http://www.lavillacucina.com/La_Villa_Cucina_Culinary_Travel_&Cooking_School_Vacations/Daniel_Rosatis_La_Villa_Cucina~Culinary_Travel&_Cooking_School_Vacations.html Minestra MaritataItalian-American “Wedding” Soup ¼ cup olive oil2 Spanish onions, chopped2 large carrots, diced2 celery ribs, chopped3 garlic cloves, passed through a garlic press2 quarts rich chicken broth2 bunches escarole, washed very well, then torn into small pieces In a 8 quart pot, warm the oil over lowContinue reading “What’s for dinner-Italian Wedding Soup”

Half Moon over Leafy Green

Today was sparkling clear with the crisp chill of a Northeast autumn, our version of a winter day. We set out for downtown St. Petersburg with high hopes for a parking space and outdoor seating on the sidewalk in front of our favorite raw food restaurant, Leafy Greens. And the Gods were smiling upon us.Continue reading “Half Moon over Leafy Green”

Our favorite band

This is my all time favorite musical group. They were called Ari and the Alibis, but they are now going by Ariella, whether it’s the full band or just Ari and her husband guitarist Nicholas Kraster. Ariella McManus leads the band with vocals, many her original songs. The following story of love and redemption isContinue reading “Our favorite band”