This morning, I pulled out my 30 year old Vitamix (Vita-mixer) and made a smoothie. My Vitamix still works great after 30 years and I am taking it with us when we go RVing full time. Thirty years ago, I was a stay at home mom with a huge garden. I made tomato sauce by […]Read More Blueberry, Lemon and Ginger Smoothie
As New Year rolls around, my thoughts drift back to my Southern childhood. We always had at least one of the following greens, turnip greens, mustard greens or collard greens, on New Year’s Day. Very often turnip greens and mustard greens were cooked together. If we had collard greens, they weren’t mixed with another type […]Read More Ethiopian Greens for New Year’s Day
December 28, 2020 Last Monday, I went for a COVID test, the one were you swab the inside of your mouth, and it came back negative. Since I continue to have a hacking cough, today I went to the doctor to see if I have bronchitis. The doctor’s office did another COVID test and this […]Read More Resting with Nox
December 22, 2020 Bruce and I were excited about the great conjunction. We lucked out, the sky was clear, so we could see Jupiter and Saturn appear so close together. The day before, it had been cloudy, so we weren’t sure we would be able to see it. Bruce got out his two telescopes and […]Read More The Great Conjunction
I am reposting this; it was previously posted in December of 2019. Normally, at this time of year, I make these Christmas Buns and take them into the office for the various teams I work with to enjoy. I always get requests for the recipe. I’ve even found a note in the pan that said, […]Read More Christmas Buns
I started with a recipe on how to make Key Wat in the Instant Pot from SpiceCravings.com. Key Wat is a lovely rich and spicy stew and makes a fun change from traditional beef stew. While it is traditionally served on Injera bread, I find it is also delicious served over polenta or rice. Serves […]Read More Instant Pot Key Wat (Ethiopian Beef Stew)
December 15, 2020 Last Saturday, Jeanne (from ajeanneinthekitchen.com) and her husband, Larry come to dinner. Jeanne was kind enough to give me a guest spot on her blog. Here’s a link to Jeanne’s post. https://ajeanneinthekitchen.com/2020/12/14/an-ethiopian-dinner/ Jeanne is such a talented photographer and an amazing cook! She has been kind enough to invite Bruce and me […]Read More A Blogger Visits
Bruce and I had Jeanne (from ajeanneinthekitchen.com) and her husband Larry over for dinner on Saturday for an Ethiopian dinner. I made these and Jeanne was very interested in the recipe, so I am reposting it. I do wish I had taken some time to take some pictures. After reading several recipes, I came up […]Read More Baked Ground Beef Sambusas
December 9, 2020 Yesterday, Colorado residents gave to the nonprofits they support. They raised a record $50,050,610 for local nonprofits! Last year, Colorado Gives Day raised a record of $39.6 million. From the press release fun facts: More than 225,440 donations were made to 2,828 organizations. Amounts ranged from $5 – $200,000. 23,214 donations were […]Read More Colorado Gives Day Success!
December 8, 2020 I am always excited when Colorado Gives Day arrives! All the money I have set aside per paycheck now goes to the five charities that I support. I give to Alzheimer’s Association, Friends of Foothills Animal Shelter, Rocky Mountain Public Media, Jefferson County Library Foundation and Angels with Paws as these mean […]Read More Colorado Gives Day Is Here!