Posted on November 6, 2016
A trip into the mountains is always a fun trip.
Pack up a picnic lunch, relax and enjoy the afternoon.
My favorite spot is next to a creek, the birds chirping, the sound of a light breeze through the trees and the bubbling lively sounds of the creek as it flows over the rocks.
We are lucky we don’t have far to go. A couple miles and we are transported from a cute little town to the mountains illuminated with colors each fall.
Posted on April 26, 2016
Happy Wok Wednesday to you.
This week is a hearty healthy meal.
It is Spring, which means some nice warm weather and some rain and snow.
This week was rain and snow, so a hearty meal was in order.
Yams from our local farmers market. Ground angus, cauliflower and loaded with garlic.
Posted on April 13, 2016
Happy Wok Wednesday!
A new twist this week.
Brussels sprouts and chicken sautéed in olive oil, minced garlic with a balsamic reduction.
If you haven’t tried balsamic reduction, give it a try. It adds a nice sweet flavor to the meal.
Posted on March 16, 2016
Wok Wednesday is here!
Starting off with one of my favorites, a basic stir-fry in the wok.
Heat the wok, start off with a little olive oil and a few drops of sesame oil. Once hot, add in the sliced chicken. Once it is cooked add in any and all veggies you have on hand. That is the fun part, anything goes that sounds good. This time I picked carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini. I like to season with Braggs Liquid Amino’s, then once it is served top with a few drops of sesame oil.
Posted on March 2, 2016
I love my cast iron wok.
I started using a cast iron skillet after I retired. For a short time I was going to give up on it, I am so glad I didn’t. This Christmas I was given my second piece of cast iron, a wok.
Anything cast iron is fun to cook with. Although I am having the most fun with the wok. It is versatile, anything from frying to of course stir fry.
Join me in my new retirement adventure of cast iron wok cooking.
Next Wok Wednesday March 16th.
Posted on December 31, 2015
Sheets of music notes, a clarinet, a piano…
My new retirement adventure for 2015 was
bringing back my childhood enthusiasm for playing music.
I have always loved music, although took a,
well, a many, many year hiatus from playing an instrument.
First came the piano, then came the clarinet.
It was very exciting to me that all of my knowledge,
tucked away for so many years came leaping out.
So, what will 2016 bring..
More music, knitting, sewing, gardening, and retirement adventures.
Happy New Year to You!
Posted on November 9, 2015
I have taken up knitting in my retirement, it is enjoyable, and there are so many types of yarn to pick and choose from. It is also mobile; I can take a bag of yarn and needles with me to a local cafe, or onto the back porch in the sun, or to the living room in front of the fire. Relax and enjoy.
Although, I continually find myself applying sewing to my knitting projects. So, I have given in and am sewing some fun Holiday projects. I find myself getting lost in the fabric stores, a fantasy land of colors and textures anxiously waiting to become a fun creation.
Yes, I have retired from the brick and mortar, although I can not retire my mind and the creativity in my heart and soul.