Roasted Butternut Squash Alfredo & Lentil Quinoa Bolognese

Roasted Butternut Squash Alfredo  Lentil Quinoa Bolognese

The end of the summer season makes me kind of sad. I will miss fresh berries, corn on the cob and watermelon as well as a host of other seasonal delights. Then I take my first bite of a crisp, juicy apple and roast a butternut squash and all is well again! A friend gave …

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The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook Review

Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook

I have an addiction to cookbooks! I tell myself I am not going to purchase any new cookbooks but then I see a new one and I can’t help myself. Usually it turns out to be a good decision and I rarely have regrets. I read cookbooks like novels cover to cover, soaking up all …

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From Empty Nest to Full House!

Full House

I thought I had better write an updated blog post least you all think I have fallen off the edge of a cliff on one of our hikes! Truth be told there hasn’t been any time for hiking lately. Long time readers of this blog know that two years ago this month our daughter Katy …

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A Birthday Hike on Fern Canyon Trail!

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park Fern Canyon Trail

When hubby Tom asked me if I wanted to go out of town to celebrate my 55th birthday with a hike I didn’t hesitate to say yes!  It’s a chance to get away from daily life, the phone, chores, laundry and so on. There is something so peaceful about being out in nature. I love the …

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Farmer’s Market & Food Finds

Lucy's Cookies
Nutmeg Notebook

Are your local farmer’s markets up and running? We are fortunate that our farmer’s market is open every week all year long. That’s one of the perks of living in California. I love seeing what new crops are ready to be shared. If you purchase from the same vendors on a regular basis they usually throw …

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