Flags waving tall in the wind… join us from across the rough seas… representing their aged and their young. Flags waiving tall and so proud… join us with their shared mysteries… representing strong lessons to be learned. Flags waving tall in soft skies… join us with their rich histories…. representing amazing days to be yearned. Side note for photography: For those who are interested trying out Photoshop or other editing software; this picture was taken on a dreary cold winter day with no sunshine. With the help of Photoshop I changed the sky to blue and richened the color of the buildings. The color depth of the red andRead More →

This flavorful rice dish is one of my standards to serve with chicken, seafood or pork. Friends will often ask me to cook up a batch of the Greek Rice to serve with dinner. It’s really easy to make and has a nice nutty flavor with the browned Orzo pasta added in. Left overs can be used for a refried rice by reheating in a little dab of hot oil then mix in some scrambled egg, fresh chopped green onion and chopped meat such as grilled chicken. Ingredients 3 cups Chicken broth (substitute Knorr’s Vegetable bouillon for vegetarian) 1 1/2 teaspoon Cavendars Greek Spice 1 cupRead More →

From a whale sighting trip in Kauai on a cool February day (2010), we lucked out and sighted both dolphins and whales during the trip. It was quite cold during February, but I couldn’t miss out on trying to get these pictures even in brisk weather. I never thought we would see so much action and it was exciting to be there. I’m not quite sure if this is two whales but it appears so. One is breathing out from the blowhole and the other is just ready to slap his tail and go under. Whales breathe just like human only through the blowhole. IRead More →

One of the best and most enjoyable gathering of my friends was a few years back for a Holiday Baking Party.  Five of my best friends were invited for a cooking party at my home.  In order to take this type of gathering you need a fairly good size kitchen, several ovens and lots of champagne and orange juice.  To begin, section off several areas of your kitchen to serve as a prep area for each of your friends.  I sectioned off five areas and at each of those was placed  a set of measuring spoons, measuring cups, a hot pad and a vintage grandma’s apron. YouRead More →