Date Night With Jeff

date night ~ gypsy dinner

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Gypsy dinner is fun to put together and will help you use up a ton of those fresh garden veggies and herbs. Play romantic music while you work in the kitchen together and enjoy all the beautiful flavors and textures of these fragrant, colorful ingredients. We always make extra veggies and potatoes so we can…

bacon fig grilled pizza with maple drizzle

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I can smell autumn in the air. The mornings and evenings have been cooler and everything sounds different. Crisper. I can hear a train passing through our downtown, and even that sounds different. It must have something to do with the humidity dropping…all of those water droplets must soften the edges of sounds. Last night…

scenes from a summer staycation ~ days one & two

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I’m writing to you as I wait for my tea to steep. Gracie has a friend over and they’re sprawled out in sleeping bags in our living room. It’s the beginning of our third day of “staycation” and I have no idea what we’ll end up doing but whatever it is, it will be fun…

sweetie pie dessert pizzas

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I know I already told you how fast summer is going by for me. I can hardly believe it’s already August. We have several little “staycations” blocked out so we can savor the last of this delicious season before autumn. How are you making memories this summer? One of our favorite things to cook in…

savory grilled blueberry pizza

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We’ve been grilling pizza again and I have a whole list of sweet and savory recipes that I’m eager to share with you. First up….savory blueberry pizza! I know, sounds kinda’ weird. But, TRUST me, it’s amazing. Blueberries are just as wonderful in savory dishes as they are in sweet desserts. They’re not actually a…

six senses saturday

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seeing :: art, boats, antiques, gardens, trains and mobs of people at the 39th annual Stockholm Art Fair feeling :: cool water and the balmy 90+ degree heat tasting :: organic fair food and one of my favorite salads for dinner ~ strawberries, spinach, chevre, candied pecans, grilled chicken and two different kinds of homemade…

six senses saturday

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seeing :: shadows like free flowing watercolors, sunflowers in full bloom, grape foliage overtaking our garage and back yard, baby toes, grand children who sparkle without even trying tasting :: biker bar bacon cheeseburgers with tomato, lettuce onion, mayo, mustard and ketchup…Sierra Nevada IPA, salty fries smelling :: fresh baked pies and bread at the…

six senses saturday

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alex clare feeling :: a cold cup of peach raspberry iced tea in my hand…sunshine and cool breezes while relaxing on the hammock with THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK…swept away by the imagery and the simple pleasures throughout. hearing :: THIS hauntingly beautiful song by the amazing Alex Clare.…oh, and THIS one too. tasting :: pinot grigio,…

six senses saturday

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seeing :: this pretty little teapot that my friend Ann (from Sumptuous Spoonfuls) sent me for my birthday! I love it. It pours a fine cuppa, and makes an adorable vase for my garden flowers. I love it! smelling :: homemade pie baking in the oven, rain falling, marigolds and pansies feeling :: fresh pie…