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Dare to Dream

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That is what I am doing right now - Dreaming.  I am currently in West Palm Beach visiting my son Matthew, Angie (his fiance), and my grandson Julian Carter.  There is much excitement, planning, and activity going on - for in one week we are having a wedding.  And it's going to be beautiful! (pictures to come, but for now just a few photos of West Palm & Matthew, Angie, & Julian.)



Now, back to the reason for the title -Dare to Dream-. I've always wanted to write a cookbook; and now that I am in West Palm visiting with Matthew (he is a Chef), talking about recipes, food, etc. - my mind is going a mile a minute with ideas and  write/create a cookbook with Matthew. But, for now it is just a dream; but, dreams do come true. 

Here's to Dreaming and Making them come True!

Thanks for Reading!

It's Hot, It's Humid - Let's Have Ice Cream

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It's Friday and I know everyone is  ready for the  weekend!
Here in Atlanta it's hot, humid, and this summer  experiencing crazy weather.   With that  said I wanted to bring a little sunch9ine into your weekend  - so let's talk ice cream.  **(just an excuse to use my ice cream machine)
When yo think of ice cream - you (well, me) definitely  think of summer the ice cream truck (don't get me started about the fact they want to pass a law so they can't play their music. This is very sad.)walking on the pier at the beachthe neighborhood pool evening car ride with the family to get an ice cream conerefreshing, cool - you know Just Happy!  So my friends to start your weekend; here is a little happy for you to try: Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream Sprinkled with toasted Coconut  2 quarts half & half1 quart heavy whipping cream2 cups sugar1 can crushed pineapple 2 teaspoons coconut extractgarnish: toasted flaked coconut (this really adds to the flavor)In a heavy 3-quart saucepan, combine …

For the Love of Gardening

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I am here to announce that I Love Gardening - the being outside, the working with the soil, composting, growing vegetables from seed.  It gives me a feeling of accomplishment.  It also reminds me of my grandfather - who could grow anything.

This season I am just in awe of my garden - mostly my vegetable garden (my flowers are doing great as well, but my vegetables); I've never seen them so hearty.  Some years have been better than others and there have always been one or two vegetables that have given a good yield - tomatoes and jalapenos.

But, this year - this year is over-the-top.  I have tomatoes, green peppers, jalapenos, and herbs that are just out of control - I Love It!  And something that I have planted year after year; and it dies year after year - cucumbers.


People I have cucumbers and not just ordinary cucumbers. A wonderful friend informed me that the variety is called 'lemon cucumber'.  They are are coming in like gangbusters.  Because of this abundance …