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Zucchini Saute

 Zucchini simply sautéed in olive oil with garlic but packed with flavor.  A super easy and super fast recipe I make as a quick side dish for chicken, beef, pork or fish. It highlights the sweet, natural flavor of zucchini.

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Great Finds

Holiday Nail Art

For those who love getting their nails done, here’s some cute nail polish that I found perfect for the holidays.  To achieve this,  apply red and white color on every other nail.  Then apply the glitter one on top of the white. Apply another coat of red on the red nails. The white color is Sinful Colors in Snow Me…

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Enamel in Stainless Steel Teapot

One of the things that I like to do to take a break is to drink tea in the afternoon.  I’m sure many people who enjoy tea will agree that it’s relaxing and it’s a way to pause from all the daily grind.  Over the years I spent a lot of money buying teapot after teapot.  I can’t recall how…

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Sweet Strawberry Nutella Crepes

This sweet, delicate crepes are stuffed with nutella and fresh strawberries.  It is perfect for dessert, breakfast or brunch.  If you are entertaining, you can make this into a crepe bar with all different kinds of fillings like chopped bananas, raspberries,toasted coconut, nuts, sweetened cream cheese, ganache, etc….  

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Light Chicken Soup

What could be better than a bowl of steaming hot soup on a cold winter day?  Chicken soup is one of my favorite comfort foods.  I like to make this soothing, light chicken soup with lots of fresh vegetables and ginger.  I like to add fresh ginger because of its medicinal attributes.  It fights cancer, inflammation, heartburn, sore throat, cough,…

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Healthy Snack

This season we have an abundance of mandarins.  This is one of my favorite snacks. They are a good source of vitamin C, folate, betacarotein, fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and the compounds lutein and zeaxanthin.  They have a very thin skin and are commonly seedless so it’s easy to eat them by hand.  The peel or zest is…

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Garden

A Gift That Keeps on Giving

Sedum praeatum (Green cockscomb) is a succulent plant that does not require a lot of care or water.  It is one of my favorite plants in the garden.  The leaves are shiny, lime green with red tips.  The pretty yellow flowers are star-shaped.  This plant blooms twice in my area – in spring/summer and in winter. It is easy to…

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Easy Apple Tart

I like to use apples from my apple tree for apple pie, muffins, tarts, spiced apple cake, crisps and smoothies.  If I don’t have a lot of time to bake I make an easy apple tart using puff pastry.  It’s great with vanilla ice cream, or drizzle it with caramel sauce or just by itself.

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Christmas Plant

Nothing says Christmas like the gorgeous poinsettia.  This year I got this beautiful red and white poinsettia for the front porch because its just spectacular!  The flowers are 10 inches wide.  So far, it’s thriving in the winter.  Did you know that they naturally grow in the forests of Central America and Mexico?

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