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Destination – The Galapagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean west of Ecuador.  The population is approximately 25,000 Spanish speaking people. The islands are known for their vast number of endemic species unique to the island and were studied by Charles Darwin.   His observations and…

Idaho or NYC…Your Choice

If you ever feel the need to cool off and cannot get away, Killer View (2008) by Ridley Pearson might be just your ticket. This suspense novel is set in Sun Valley, Idaho during the dead of winter.  One week in the life of Walt Fleming, sheriff of Blaine County, is covered in this action…

RED HOT BABES Strike Again!

What fun!A Pajama Party!  What an idea!  Let’s do it at Dimitries!! So off we went in pajamas strolling into Dimitries as sassy as could be…except for one of us, who shall remain unnamed, who ended up (alone) at Bob Evans!  We certainly got the looks in our curlers and babushkas and cute PJs.

Word Of The Week October 23

SUPPOSITITIOUS Adjective (suh-pah-zuh-tish-us) Falsely presented as a genuine heir Substituted with fraudulent intent Extreme care was taken to insure a SUPPOSITITIOUS male heir was not substituted for the right full heir; even if the child’s health was precarious.

Mitzi’s Ramblings

Even duct tape can’t fix stupid…but it can muffle the sound; Of course I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice;  I don’t have white hair.  I have “wisdom highlights”.  I’m just very wise; The kids text me “plz” which is shorter than please.  I text back “no” which is shorter than “yes”; If…

Pear Clafoutis with Honey

This recipe comes from Jean Pierre Moullé; the executive chef of Chez Panisse, (a famous, small restaurant in Berkeley. Ca.) The full story can be found in my book, The Accidental Baker: a cake for every crisis. Fragrant, juicy pears are fanned onto a buttery tart shell. Add  a French custard, (Clafoutis), pour over the…