SPEEDY SPLIT PEA SOUP WITH BACON OR HAM

SPEEDY SPLIT PEA SOUP WITH BACON OR HAM

Speedy Split Pea Soup With Bacon (or ham) Art by Mary-Anna Fricano Welch I haven’t had split pea soup since my mother made it while we lived in Quebec – have to give this a try – courtesy of  P.E.A.C.E Makes 6 generous servings (or lots to freeze) and is ready in about an hour. … Continue reading

JUST BECAUSE IT ISN’T HAPPENING HERE

In light of Russia walking in and taking over the Ukraine and all the other places in the world where war is constant, we here in North America take for granted that our children can go to bed in peace and walk the streets without  fear of bombs,violence and bloodshed.  This blog is dedicated to … Continue reading

A LESSON IN EQUALITY

It’s been a while since I’ve thought about Ron, but for some reason I’ve been thinking about my dear friend quite a bit lately.  The friendship that Ron and I shared was unlikely.  Ron was twice my age, married with teenage children, he was from a foreign country and wise beyond my years.  I was … Continue reading

NOT MINE

War is brewing in our house  -  on one side my husband and I stand and on the other side stands our two children.  At one time Drew was on the  side of  the children, but my guess is he likes our bed too much and has since joined me!  Seriously the war is about … Continue reading

THE WONDER YEARS

THE WONDER YEARS

One of the girls from my hockey team posted on Facebook recently “help, my kids are driving me nuts about Santa Claus, they want to know if he’s real, I don’t know what to say, I don’t feel right lying to my children.”  She got all kinds of answers, everything from you should tell them … Continue reading

CANDY CORN KRISPIE TREATS – HALLOWEEN TREATS

CANDY CORN KRISPIE TREATS – HALLOWEEN TREATS

These look adorable – recipe taken from Glorious Treats - check them out for more awesome recipes.. Candy Corn Krispie Treats Traditional rice krispies treats get a festive update for Halloween. Yield: 16 servings/wedges ingredients: For the yellow ring 4 1/2 cups rice krispies cereal 5 cups mini marshmallows 3 tablespoons butter For the orange ring 2 … Continue reading

ANNOUNCING SIMPLE TREASURES

I’ve started an e-bay store – thought I’d share my new adventure with all of you – I called the store “Simple Treasures” because it defines what I’m selling.  It’s a family store as my children help me find products so each item represents all of our interest.  I only have a few things listed … Continue reading

St. Laurentius Parish Church

Originally posted on From Casinos To Castles:
One of the things I fell in love with when I first came to Germany in 2008, were the churches. Every city and small village has its own church. The architecture is always so ornate and beautiful full of history. I was always overwhelmed by the silence, sanctity…

THE END OF THE CAMELOT ERA…

THE END OF THE CAMELOT ERA…

I remember my mother telling me that she could remember exactly what she was doing and the clothes she was wearing the day President Kennedy was assassinated.   I was a teenager when she told me and she mentioned that the world just stopped.   She said it was the end of the Camelot era … Continue reading

IS IT POSSIBLE?

IS IT POSSIBLE?

I’m not one to read gossip magazines because I think supporting lies and gossip is totally unfair to celebrities, but every now and then I pick up the “People” magazine and read it front to back.    Yes the interviews are from the celebrities’ point of view but at least it’s not a fabricated story … Continue reading

WRITING ON THE WALL

Sitting below the stairs in that grey, cold, inhabitable space Charlotte recalled the sense of peace and calmness the cramped and lifeless space brought to her so many years ago.  It all started when Charlotte was seven years old and out of nowhere the eruption would happen.  Her parents would be screaming at each other … Continue reading

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

This recipe is really good – I’ve always made this recipe with chicken breast cut into pieces. 1 tablespoon peanut oil 1 shallot, finely chopped 1/4 white onion, chopped 2 tablespoons of butter 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon garam masala 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 bay … Continue reading