Category: Announcements

Well here we are…

Finally (sort of)! Last November I started this project of creating a new web site and after 3 months of slow and frustrating ‘progress’, I set it aside. I just wasn’t getting the help that I needed and it was far more complicated than it needed to be so I retreated and licked my wounds…
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September 6, 2012 0


Does someone love you enough to have given you a Monica’s gift card? Have you loaded one up for yourself? All of Monica’s gift cards act as rewards cards! Even if you no longer have a monetary balance on your card, you will still earn points with every meal purchase. You can track your balance…
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August 24, 2012 0

Getting out of the country, eh?

HOLY CRAP A DOE JUST WALKED THROUGH OUR YARD! We have lived here over 10 years and never had a deer here because all the neighbors can’t manage to keep their animals put, so there are many dogs roaming our unfenced acre+. It JUST happened as I was sitting down to write this! A couple…
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July 13, 2012 0

Happy Anniversary

I awoke to the smell of sweet peas. Last night I put a lovely bunch, which I got from Pheasant Fields Farm at the Bremerton Farmers Market, into a small vase high atop the baker’s rack in our kitchen so the cats will not tear them apart. When I woke up this morning I could…
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May 20, 2011 0

Busy Times, Silverdale Farmer’s Market, Bistro & Beer, EASY French Bread

Wow what a weather week we had! Yes it’s back to colder (though warmer than it was) and rainy, but I cannot help but be so very grateful for the gorgeous week we had last week.

April 26, 2011 0

Sunshine, Chocolate & Chickpeas, oh my!

The sunshine is bringing folks out to the park these past few days. It’s still quite nippy out, but we true Western Washingtonians know to take advantage of a day with sun (breaks) no matter what the temperature is! People are sitting outside and actually have been for several days over the past month, in…
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April 12, 2011 0


You may remember that last August my gals pooled together with a few family members and friends, and they gave me a Canlis gift certificate for my birthday. They all know I have a long list of restaurants in Seattle that I call my ‘wish list’; places I really want to go to eat. The list changes…
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February 27, 2011 0

I love cookbooks!

Do you love cookbooks? I do! I love to read them cover to cover, like I am reading a novel. I don’t necessarily read every single detail of every single recipe, though I do for many of them. I love to know what the author uses for salt, and the good ones include stories or…
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February 23, 2011 0

Happy Valentine’s Day. A Love Story.

Hi there! I know it’s been awhile and I thank you for being patient with my break from the blog. I did not stay away because I was avoiding you, honest! January was an emotional month, with the loss of an old friend and the usual January Business Anxiety, though I must admit that this…
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February 14, 2011 0

Happy New

Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas? I got many books, which is good because one of the things I am bringing back to my life more this year is reading for fun. I read a lot of trade magazines and books, and often that IS fun and that’s ok, but I miss reading…
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January 5, 2011 0