Monthly Archives: May 2015

Rhodys In the Yard; Squid in the Freezer

The rhododendrons are in full bloom in the yard. But the true sign of summer is when there’s bait in the freezer. Not just any bait. Local squid. That’s supposed to make it better. I guess the fish like to … Continue reading

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Spiralized Potatoes and Peas

I adapted this recipe from one that I found on the Inspiralized blog. It’s a definite keeper. Hard to go wrong with a complete side dish for any kind of protein. It’s also simple to make and really good. The following recipe … Continue reading

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Latest Addition To The Daisy Saga

It’s been a rough few days for Miss Daisy. And for us. She’s resting on the new rug in the family room. The old rug was a casualty of a weekend of spontaneous vomiting. Yesterday was a day of x-rays … Continue reading

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Flags and Baked Doughnuts

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone with its usual mix of solemn reflection and gleeful celebration. The unofficial start to the summer season. Not really summer yet. Schools are still in session. Summer cottages are being aired out, but most … Continue reading

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Book vs. Movie

Thinking about Still Alice. I watched the movie last night. Julianne Moore is undeniably compelling as Alice Howland, and I was moved by her performance. But it has made me think about the book. Alzheimer’s Disease is an important topic. … Continue reading

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Spiralized Base For Fish

Spiralize a few vegetables; spread them on a sheet pan, and pop them in the oven. While they’re roasting, dredge some haddock fillets with Wondra flour and sauté them in a hot pan. Slide the vegetables onto a platter. Top with … Continue reading

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Instant Summer

Maybe it always happens this way. All of a sudden, windows and doors are opened wide and breezes are blowing the curtains and flooding the house with lilac scented air. You’re ever so comfortable in shorts and a t-shirt. Dinner is … Continue reading

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One Pan Blueberry Shortcake

I’ve posted the recipe for this cake before, but the season is right for a repeat. It’s too simple and too good not to keep sharing until everyone I come in contact with has the recipe. Today, blueberries top the … Continue reading

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Herbs of Summer

For a cook,  these small plants are the true symbols of summer. A barefoot stroll out the back door to a shower of basil over ripe tomatoes and mozzarella. To thyme stirred into clam chowder, and the touch of tarragon … Continue reading

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Daisy Is Back To Normal

It was almost a shock to see the sun this morning. We’ve been blanketed by thick fog the last couple of days.The result of a  combination of relatively warm land temperatures surrounded by cold ocean. Today’s cooler temperatures have cleared the … Continue reading

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