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Pesto chicken, roasted veggies and sweet potatoes
Wednesday, July 17, 2013      4 comments

I was given some homemade pesto by my friend in AZ who grows the most amazing vegetables in cold frames, considering she lives in the middle of the desert. I decided to put it on chicken and roast italian veggies to go with it. I used the last o... Read more
Sunday lunch - parmesan veggie spiral
Monday, July 15, 2013      7 comments

Over the last few months I have been on and off on Pinterest - warning: if you are short on time do NOT go there!! It can be addictive and before you know an hour is gone.. On of the first recipes I found was for a great looking vegetable dis... Read more
Restaurant done right
Saturday, July 13, 2013      9 comments

Yesterday we went to Durango to run errands and we had lunch at our favorite place on 2nd Street. "Cyprus Cafe" We first went there about 8-10 years ago because the name drew us in - we lived in Cyprus for 3 years, it is where we got married and... Read more
Back home in Colorado
Saturday, July 06, 2013      11 comments

After 5 days of travel, shopping in Tucson, staying with friends in the AZ desert and making our way to Colorado we are back home. The lake is very low and our lake view is now a beach with green growth view but a tiny trickle of river going ... Read more
Travels north after a slow start
Monday, July 01, 2013      8 comments

We left at 9am Sunday after a couple of disasters.. Saturday afternoon the power went out around 5pm and it turned out it was a transformer in our neighbourhood that had blown. It being a small area it didn't rank high on the repair list on a Sa... Read more
Getting ready to move north for the summer
Friday, June 28, 2013      11 comments

These are our last few days in Mexico before we move north for the summer. As always it is hard to sort and pack, empty the fridge and make sure everything is done and nothing is forgotten, not to mention the sadness of saying goodbye and the ex... Read more
Sunday, June 23, 2013      12 comments

The other night we went out for a meal and we split a molcajete - a lava bowl filled with bubbling spicy thick soup/sauce with (in this case) seafood: fish, shrimp and octopus ... Read more
Birthday lunch
Monday, June 17, 2013      10 comments

After a busy week traveling it was nice to have a quiet weekend at home. DH offered to take me out to eat for my birthday yesterday but I was happy to cook. I did halved sweet potatoes sprinkled with olive oil in the grill pan and they tur... Read more
Quilts, anyone?
Friday, June 07, 2013      10 comments

Yesterday afternoon DH got the step ladder out and emptied the top of the closets in the spare room. This is where we store all sorts of stuff we don't need on a regular basis, including DD's guitar which was the main reason we went in there - i... Read more
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      10 comments

Creativity... instinctive to some people but others (like me) struggle to find it. I love meal plans and set menus - it tells me what to fix for dinner without me having to wrack my brain to come up with something. Maybe that's why I love "the P... Read more
Reflections on May
Saturday, June 01, 2013      12 comments

May has been a busy month with a trip north and lots of social events. The good news is that the weather has turned warmer and we are now consistently around 90F - I can feel my toes again after a colder than usual winter :) My blood seems to ge... Read more
Roasted Italian vegetables
Sunday, May 26, 2013      13 comments

The roasted veggies are my favorite on the Plan and I have them quite often in various combinations. The dish ready to go into the oven: It is a great way to cl... Read more
Chicken, roasted veggies and wild rice
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      12 comments

One of my favorite recipe on The Plan is the roasted italian vegetables and now with my new food processor the slicing is done very quickly. Some goat cheese (sundr... Read more
Smoked fish tostadas
Thursday, May 16, 2013      8 comments

The other day I found some smoked fish at the market. The label said marlin / tuna and as marlin is illegal here, it must have been tuna.. (or not!) I covered a tostada with a little ranch dressing and lettuce and shredded the smoke fish on to... Read more
Happy Mother's Day!
Sunday, May 12, 2013      6 comments

Today I miss my mother and my daughter... My mum is in Holland, my daughter in England and we are far away in Mexico. Last summer we all got together in Holland and had a wonderful time! Three generations: ... Read more

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