The Big Red Valentine’s Heart Box

I had not expected to be home for Valentine’s Day this year but the airlines and the latest Winter Nor’easter conspired and my flight was cancelled, not once but numerous times over the past few days.  However,  I cannot say that I have been disappointed with the unexpected delay in my travel plans.  In fact,…

Creamy Tomato Gorgonzola Rice

For me, there is nothing better than the marriage of delicious vine-ripened plum tomatoes, freshly grated cheese, extra virgin olive oil, and basil.  I do not care what the base is…rice, pasta, polenta, fish, chicken, you name it.  With this combination of flavors, the dish will taste better. This dish was developed from ingredients that…

Sundays in Callicoon

Several years ago, Kai and Phil mentioned that they had gotten the most delicious produce from the farmers market, not too far from their home in Orson, PA.  It turned out, that the market was at the Riverside Park on Sundays, located on the banks of the Delaware River in Callicoon, NY.  I had been…

Rules for Princess Parties and Pennies…and Life!

I had a chance to spend a wonderful evening with my nine year old granddaughter, Anna on Thursday, preparing for a Princess Party which would be held at the home of her friend, Rylee the following night.  Anna loves one-on-one time and has no problem asking for it.  So, her call to ask me to take her to…

Okay…begin!

There is something about the combination of the two words, “Okay…begin” that cause the following reactions…heart races; pulse quickens; palms sweat; hearing dulls; focus becomes more intense.  Or, is that just me? During my school years, flipping over the infamous “Blue Book” for tests, continuing throughout my  career days, when knowledge tests were timed, computer-based fear providers,…