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”

On the way to Mt. Dora…

Road trip! A short one, but full of promise. Mt. Dora is one of Florida’s hidden gems so we’re off for a ride in the country. It’a about two hours away from St. Petersburg but of course it took us longer. Our first stop along the way was a tantalizing produce stand in Okahumpka, precededContinue reading “On the way to Mt. Dora…”

Strip and Shake- Breakfast on the run

Another busy day. To make sure I get my (you guessed it) protein and fat, I beefed up my soy protein shake with frozen strawberries, pecans, and coconut cream. Sprouts brand coconut cream is super creamy. Prepackaged supplements get me out the door on time! Check out Meology at https://pws.shaklee.com/deidre-lines

What’s for dinner-Fried Rice

Remember the chicken tenders and brown rice from the other day, it’s time to rethink another leftover dish. Fried rice is the obvious solution. My Chinese “mother “, a woman I worked with years ago, taught me this technique. First you heat some good quality oil in a wok type skillet. We used to useContinue reading “What’s for dinner-Fried Rice”