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Karen Jo Waterford
Vashon Island is a travel destination reached by a 20 minute ferry boat ride from Seattle, WA. Notable commercial growers and small organic grower operations provide a cornucopia of fruits, vegetables and flowers to local markets and farmer’s markets. My sister sent me a special gift packed in my husband’s carry-on luggage. She was a bit mysterious about it while noting, “be sure and refrigerate it”. Indeed, (upon unwrapping) it was the most beautiful colored vegetable I had ever seen. It was like a Purple “Bouquet” of flowers….except […]
Would you be willing to leave your homeland to save your life? What would you put in your pocket to eat or sew into your hemline to save a precious item? Does this sound like a story about the refugees in WWII? No! This is current news. Since I have written the first draft of this post many more souls have died at sea. Listen to the silent cry buried in the news media and ask yourself, “would I be willing to help?” There are many governments, organizations and church based groups who are acting by donating direct resources to refugee families. The example set forth in this blog may be the “blueprint” you were looking for […]
Take your steak up a level with this idea for a horseradish potato wrapped steak, inspired by one of my hubby and I’s favorite restaurants. [Show slideshow]
I am the recipient of a Bronze medal for a dessert inspired by Brazilian hospitality showered upon our family while guests of
One of my hubby and I’s favorite quick dinners or light dinners is to make a characuterie plate. This is such an easy, good tasting, and fresh meal I am not willing to pay $15 to $20 for this while out at a restaurant. Grab some of your favorites…olives, fruit, marinated veggies like mushrooms or artichokes,[…]
A visit to Brazil is a trip of a lifetime. The cliché could be applied to many countries around the world, yet this nation has natural resources, flora and fauna that are unique.
People gather to view the Olympic Games opening ceremonies; watching athletes from nations worldwide uniting in a spirit of peace. The excitement is shared between the athletes and their home countries.
The eyes of the world are on Rio. Toast Rio 2016 Olympic Games with […]
Laundry sorting enemy number one: tag that says “DRY CLEAN ONLY!” Disclaimer: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME
What are you able to accomplish at home on a three day weekend? Most people would say, “catch up on housekeeping and laundry”. Laundry was at the top of my list during the 4th of July weekend. Various common sorting techniques involve strategy. Granted, it’s not a war, […]
One of the things I love about being a teacher and teaching summer school is that I am off in the afternoon and can make lunch at home. I recently took some leftover lobster, chopped it in large pieces, and created a sandwich. I took a roll, added some mayo, the lobster, and manchego, baked[…]
The year was 1912 in the month of September, the first day of the sea journey to America for four sisters from Sweden on the SS Oscar II.
Rosali Magnhild F. born 1894, Fanny Rebeck F. born 1885, Wendla Dorothea F. born 1890 and Anna Eugenia F. born 1898 left their home near Stockholm, Sweden sailing to America for opportunities to work and one to sight see. Rosalie’s daughter Gunny talks about her mother’s journey, new life in Newark N.J. and the unforeseen hardship for Wendla. This story inspires new immigrants to learn the English language through their employment and church affiliation. Legal immigration in the early 1900’s through Ellis Island offered hope, a promise of employment and faith for the future. Photos that document immigrant’s sea journeys to America offer a vibrant look into the true courage of each passenger. It is not often you hear about the journey through a living direct descendant like Gunhild […]
It seems like one of the most talked about desserts that I hear friends say they love are baked cookies. We’ve been eating them for years, but we are still raving about them. I’ll admit, it is absolutely delicious to place your fork in a small dish or cast iron pan and pull out a[…]