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The Scenic Port Orford…& Let’s Make Chili!

Paradise is where I’m at…-Voltaire Hello, sweet friends… You don’t need to travel abroad to find amazing places. some of the best places can be found in our own backyard… A satisfying occurrence for me during this pandemic time… has been the opportunity to visit… and explore local places in the area. That being said… each week just for fun (aka date day) Joe & I plan a quick local get-away. Recently we took a less than an hour away drive… to Port Orford… a working fishing port… oldest town on the Oregon coast… And… although small in size… the beaches are spectacular… with their natural beauty… an active and talented art community… along with fun cafes minus the crowds makes Port Orford the perfect day escape date day… What’s Cooking? I’ve been playing around with chili recipes for a while…& found this recipe to be the perfect blend of … Continue reading

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A Visit To Wild Animal Park…& A Copycat Recipe For Disneyland Peanut Butter Cookies

Animals are such agreeable friends…they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. – George Eliot Hello, sweet friends… Today I thought it would be fun to go on an animal safari… I mean why not…since most amusement parks are currently closed…not so amusing and, well let’s face it… things are still feeling a bit cray cray with most of our “normal” social gatherings… I’m game for hanging out in any environment where it’s not so challenging socially…sign me up! I have always enjoyed zoos. Back in my California days I often visited the Los Angeles & San Diego animal parks… I’m not sure why I hadn’t gone to West Coast Animal Park… and a little embarrassed to admit it took a pandemic… for me to finally go check it out. I’m really glad I did too because it turned out to be a nice outing… a welcoming and very low … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound…& A Recipe For Peach Cobbler

Our truest life is when we are dreams awake. –Henry David Thoreau Hello, sweet friends… This weekend marks one year living in our home…and so I thought it would be appropo to share how things have evolved. So far, (due to the pandemic) half of the year in our new home has been spent at home. There’s a big difference between living in a place that you simply rely on for necessity and… living in a place that you really feel at home in. I’m not certain how much the pandemic has altered my view of home… however it has changed the way I’ve experienced it these last few months. My thoughts now include that “Home” is where the rags in my life can be turned into quilts…lemons become lemonade…and those few extra pounds are simply welcomed as “more to love”… That being said this past year also brought the … Continue reading

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Let’s Go To Florence…

When you love what you have, you have everything you need. Hello, sweet friends… Years ago Joe and I traveled to Florence, Italy. It was so beautiful. I smile as I remember those days of international travel. For now travel as we knew it is on hold. I’m grateful there are wonderful places close to where I live that I can visit. today I’m taking you to one of them which is just a little over an hour away. The Florence we are visiting is one of the Oregon Coast’s leading destination towns. With it’s scenic boardwalk… harbor lined historic buildings… interesting landmarks… unique shops… choices for coastal dining… antique shops… and art galleries. it’s the perfect outing & fun get-away. I’m wondering what fun places you have close by where you live? What’s Cooking? Recently my niece suggested that I bake these lemon cookies. I have to admit that … Continue reading

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It’s A “Shore” Thing…& A Great Pasta Recipe

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. -Anne Frank Hello, sweet friend… Well…here we are in August still dealing, coping, and doing our best in regards to staying healthy & making choices on how to do so, since March… No doubt you need a break from everything I certainly do …so today I’m taking you for a visit to Shore Acres where you can enjoy the outdoors and all it’s beauty. The gardens are perched on rugged sandstone cliffs high above the ocean… and fortunately for us even with the current pandemic the park is open to the public. What’s Cooking? This past week I decided to surprise our neighbor with a meal. She had recently gone through surgery and with her daughter being an essential worker I knew they’d appreciate a home-cooked delivery. The meal was easy to … Continue reading

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