These two pictures were taken in Toronto, Canada by my best friend LG.  This was one of their first snows early in the winter season just a few weeks before they lost power for several day.  They were lucky to have a fireplace to help keep them warm.   I like the brave sole who ventured out at early evening for a brisk cycle!  Many years ago I lived in Toronto for awhile and loved the city.  However, the cold didn’t agree with me and I returned to Phoenix AZ after 3 1/2 years. 45 minutes later….  I must confess a correction 😀 … theRead More →

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  I’ve been busy wrapping presents and going out for last minute gifts.  I did finally find the perfect gift for that friend who has everything and then a bottle of Chocolate Port for my hubby at one of my favorite specialty groceries here in Southern Arizona; AJ’s.  No, we are not in Central Park!  Though I do long to go back.  This is one of those images that takes me to a Christmas like setting like when I was growing up in Idaho.  Here in Arizona, we do not get snow and I do miss it at Christmas.  Not the coldRead More →

Okay, here is a challenge that I’m not quite sure that I’m up to but am willing, able and ready to give it a try. Normally, I post out my own recipes to this cooking blog but that doesn’t mean that I can invent or dream up one each day for 30 days. Whew! It would be a cooking frenzy in my kitchen and then nothing else would get done. There would be food and pans everywhere. Laundry would pile up. I’m self employed so none of my general work at home would crank out and I would get fat in the process. You know..Read More →