Category Archives: Cooking

~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Let it Rise ~

Wishing everyone a happy holiday. Please continue to be kind and stay safe.🐾

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge#94: At Home in Long Beach, WA ~

When we first took tours through the available units at The Breakers, on first sight I knew this was the one I wanted. Furnishings, wall colors, flooring, window treatments and linens could all be upgraded and changed. The essential attraction … Continue reading

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~ Kitchen…Items – Cee’s B&W Challenge + WPC – One Love ~

My mother gave me this mixmaster for a wedding gift. Whenever I use it, I am filled with the love of home cooking she instilled in me, and the love she gave so generously to Dad and their four children. … Continue reading

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~ Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Food ~

Dad agrees, Scott and his rigatoni are par excellence! All made from scratch from a secret recipe, my brother-in-law Scott Soli, makes a mighty fine rigatoni!!

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Holiday Baking ~

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~ Basil ~ Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Taste ~

Every year I plant plenty of basil so I can pick it all summer to flavor omelettes, toss into salads and layer over sliced tomatoes. Before the leaves begin to fall, I make pesto sauce to freeze. In the rainy … Continue reading

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~ Make it Everyday! ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Today Was a Good Day ~

Here’s the kind of ‘everyday’ I prefer! Quiet time in the morning (on the deck when the weather’s mild) with a smoothie and/or coffee, a jumble puzzle and my laptop. Then, brunch with Creighton followed by a walk with Jello. … Continue reading

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Hand-Cranked Wine ~ Sunday Stills ~ Alcohol

In the 1990’s my husband and I began making wine. Living close to the vineyards of Yamhill, Oregon, we bought grapes in bulk and processed them through a hand-cranked stemmer-crusher. Red wines are crushed, fermented and then pressed, while white … Continue reading

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Avacado Mixmaster ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Relic

Mom gave me this Sunbeam Mixmaster, top of the line in 1969, as a wedding gift. Avacado was the color rage then, along with Tangerine and Lemon. Every time I pull it out, I think of Mom; what a good … Continue reading

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Vining ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Twist Again

How plants climb and entwine to gain a spot in the sun is fascinating. Here are a few from my gardens, twisting their way skyward.

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