Little Potatoes

I’ve always been a big fan of potatoes. Having spent a great deal of my childhood in Kansas, potatoes were a staple at our dinner table. Although in the midwest, we called it supper. (Breakfast was breakfast, lunch was called dinner, and dinner was called supper).

There wasn’t a supper at my Grandma and Grandpa’s house that didn’t include potatoes. One of my favorites was my Grandma’s fried potatoes, which she made with bacon grease and chopped onions all fried up nice and crispy in her cast iron skillet. By today’s standards her fried potatoes would be called unhealthy, but what I wouldn’t give for some of them now. I miss her and her wonderful down home cooking.

When I saw these little potatoes (of course I couldn’t resist), I decided I had to give them a try. Wow! They’re better than I thought they would be. So creamy and the red skins are thin. What’s not to love? But what first caught my eye was the name – Blushing Belle. Belle happens to be my granddaughter’s nickname, short for Annabelle.

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

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Wild Pear

Today’s image is a picture of a picture, taken in the restroom of the Wild Pear restaurant in downtown Salem. I love the downtown area because there are so many historic buildings. Rightly so, because Salem is the capitol city of Oregon.

This particular building was established in the 1800’s as a cigar store. Lovely place and the food was outstanding. I’ll be going back there again. Notice the girl in the bottom of the image with the umbrella? Appropriate – it rains a lot here!

Take good care of yourself and each other. Namaste’

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Making Changes

Change is good so I decided to re-purpose my blog. I will still be posting images that I’ve taken but will also be adding some things to this blog that aren’t photography related. And I also decided to change the appearance. Let me know what you think of the new format.

Hubby and I had dinner with some dear friends in Sisters at Aspen Lakes Lodge before we moved and enjoyed this fantastic dessert. (Yes, we shared it; too calorie-laden to be consumed by one person … ha!)  Namaste’

Who can resist Creme Brulee cheesecake?
Who can resist Creme Brulee cheesecake?

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For you, Zannyro!

I was looking for an image to use on one of my eBay postings and clicked on the wrong folder.  Or was it the right one after all?  All things happen for a reason … someone must be craving chocolate??????

My friend and fellow, artful blogger, Zannyro, who gives all of us a look through her window into the woods, happens to be a chocolate lover, too.  So this one’s for you, Miss Z … minus the calories.  Ha!  (She’s probably going to say I’m torturing her). Namaste’

Hubby’s boss sent us a box of these delectable chocolate covered strawberries last year and of course I had to photograph them before they were gone.  Oh, I did let Hubby have a couple.  Just kidding … we shared them equally 🙂

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The Cup Song

Having a bad day?  Need an emotional tune-up?  Watch this video and prepare to get happy!  Compliments of my friend, Gini, who sent it to me.

And if that doesn’t do it for you, then take a look at the guilty pleasure photo on the right … a close-up of a chocolate covered strawberry … no calories!  Namaste’

Fat Flush Water

I found this recipe on Facebook for something called Fat Flush Water.  I tried it the other day and personally, unless you are absolutely crazy about mint, I would eliminate it.  So today I made it without the mint and it tastes great.  If you like it sweeter, just add a packet of Stevia to your glass.  Want the recipe?  See below the photo.

Fat Flush Water

Recipe (body flush and detox water):

One cucumber, one lemon, one or two oranges, two limes and a bunch of mint (only if you like the taste of mint)

Slice them all and divide the ingredients between four 24 oz. water bottles (I used a gallon (glass) jug for all of it, as you can see in the photo), and fill it up with filtered water.  Drink daily!  This tastes delicious, helps flush fat and counts toward your daily water intake.

Lemons:  Help in the absorption of sugars and calcium; cuts down your craving for sweets.

Cucumber:  Acts as a diuretic and flushes fat cells.  It is alkalizing to the body and if you have an alkaline body, it is difficult for disease to thrive.  Cucumber also increases your energy level.

Lime:  Promotes a healthy digestive tract.

Mint:  A natural appetite suppressant that also aids in digestion.

To your good health!  Namaste’

Give Us This Day Our Daily …

BREAD …

I’m feeling particularly grateful today that we have food on our table.  So many around the world do not.  Let us give thanks for what we have, and send love and light around the world to our brothers and sisters in need.  Namaste”

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