Monthly Archives: May 2010

It was a dark and stormy day…

no, really, it IS. The rain has finally arrived, bringing a touch of thunder and a flash or two of lightning; the day has turned so dark that we’ve turned on the lamps. Good thing we hadn’t planned a picnic … Continue reading

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Banzai Burgers

Our warm and summery weather continues – perfect to barbecue for the last night of Rich’s mom’s visit on Saturday. When asking her what she’d like for dinners, her main request was a Banzai Burger – ground beef (or, if … Continue reading

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A nice day in Milwaukee

We spent a great day up in Milwaukee – checking out the Winterthur quilt exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum – a cool Saarinen building with an even cooler Calatrava addition. The only (minor) annoyance was the two young women … Continue reading

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Rustic Pizza

Good morning! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and it is a truly lovely day here on the edge o’ the prairie! We’re getting a slightly later-than-planned start on our day of exploring Milwaukee with Rich’s mom, so … Continue reading

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Marmalade Bread

This must be the day for repeats. Everyone enjoyed the marmalade muffins, so I thought I’d take a stab at making the recipe as a bread, with quite satisfying results. INGREDIENTS •2 cups flour •1 tsp baking powder •1/8 tsp … Continue reading

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Thai-style Pork Stew – the sequel

The sun is fighting with clouds this morning, and it feels a lot cooler and less humid; we may be able to free ourselves of the AC, but I think I’ll let the day progress just a bit before deciding. … Continue reading

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Chilled Sesame Asparagus

Our warm and sultry weather continues for another day. Rich had an after-work thing for work at the Mid-America Club upstairs from his office in the AON Tower yesterday; so his mom and I chilled with left over Lasagna a … Continue reading

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Mmmm Apple Pie

Yesterday was a blast of summer – hazy, a bit humid, and temps in the 80’s. We had thought to take Rich’s mom in to the city to a museum or the zoo, but the day was SO warm and … Continue reading

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Arnold Palmers

This is, I think, Rich’s mom’s favorite new summer sip; and really it’s perfect after a warm, sunny day exploring Lake Geneva. I make my Arnold Palmers using half iced tea and half fresh lemonade; then add sliced navel oranges … Continue reading

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The summer wind…

It has been a glorious day here on the edge o’ the prairie – sunny and temps in the 80s (95º if you believe the thermometer on our front porch – but I have always been a little suspicious of … Continue reading

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