Easter Sunday

From todays’ Daily Word: “The eternal light of Easter morning lifts my spirit to new heights.   “I am a spiritual being engaged in a human experience. As such, my individual spirit is resurrected when I use faith and forgiveness to dissolve negative energies and attitudes that have been slowing me on my spiritual path.Continue reading “Easter Sunday”

Sunday In The Park

Sunday in the park down the street from where I live. Mittineague Park, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Sunday, October 1, 2017.   If you are looking for beautiful portrait, wedding, nature, or documentary photography, or someone you know is looking for photography that helps to create a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me.  PhotographyContinue reading “Sunday In The Park”

Pasta Primavera

Returning home from a long weekend at a 50th wedding anniversary, my wife suggested I make something simple for dinner, pasta primavera. Indeed simple—-and delicious, especially because the vegetables are roasted!!! Ingredients 3 carrots, peeled and cut into thin strips 2 yellow squash, cut into thin strips 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 yellow bell pepper,Continue reading “Pasta Primavera”

Spicy Chicken Orange Ginger Meatballs

These spicy chicken orange ginger meatballs are so delicious! Ingredients For the meatballs ¼ c. milk ½ c. panko breadcrumbs 
1½ lb. ground chicken 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 cloves garlic, minced 
2 tbsp. green onion, minced 2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce ¼ tsp. ground ginger 
1/4 tsp. salt 
1/4 tsp. black pepper I addedContinue reading “Spicy Chicken Orange Ginger Meatballs”

I Give and Receive Light and Love

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The Very Best Burger

I have never bought a store-made hamburger patty. Never! I like to make my own. Here is one with parsley, Parmesan cheese and Worcestershire Sauce topped with hamburger relish  and red onion sitting on an English Muffin. Doesn’t it look delicious? And here is another topped with corn salsa! Do I hear an Ole!!!??? Oh, IContinue reading “The Very Best Burger”

Smoked Salmon, Arugula and Goat Cheese Frittata

Delicious!!!!!!! Ingredients For the Filling: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium Vidalia onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 Yukon Gold potato, thinly sliced Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 2 cups arugula, roughly chopped 1 package of Smoked Salmon from Boston Smoked Fish Company, roughly chopped For the Eggs: 6 large eggs 1/4 cup heavyContinue reading “Smoked Salmon, Arugula and Goat Cheese Frittata”

Caper Stuffed Veal and Spinach Tomato Sauce

This is so delicious!!! Ingredients 1/4 cup drained capers 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (My addition) 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste 4 tablespoons olive oil 8 veal scaloppine (about 1 1/2 pounds in all) Salt Fresh-ground black pepper 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup red wine 1 1/2Continue reading “Caper Stuffed Veal and Spinach Tomato Sauce”

Red Lentil Soup with Peas and Ham

I had leftover ham from Easter and I wondered if I could find a lentil and ham recipe. I did at Food Network Magazine. So delicious!!! 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 cup diced ham (about 4 ounces) (Note: I used 2 cups diced ham) 1 medium onion, chopped 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill (Note:Continue reading “Red Lentil Soup with Peas and Ham”

How To Find The Right Dog For You And Your Dog

How much is that doggie in the window? The one with the waggly tail How much is that doggie in the window? I do hope that doggie’s for sale. (Patti Page) When I was a child I didn’t have a dog, but now that I have a dog, Freddy, a mini-labradoodle I am filled withContinue reading “How To Find The Right Dog For You And Your Dog”

Pappardelle with Pea Basil Pesto and Ricotta

Delicious! Ingredients 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for pasta water 1 pound spelt fusilli (I used DeCecco Pappardelle.) 3/4 cup fresh or frozen and thawed peas 4 cups packed basil 1/3 cup pine nuts 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1 garlic clove, pressed 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup low-fat ricotta 1/2 lemon, zested andContinue reading “Pappardelle with Pea Basil Pesto and Ricotta”

“Here am I, the servant of the Lord”

In church today we read and prayed: Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;     my eyes grow weak with sorrow,     my soul and body with grief. 10 My life is consumed by anguish     and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction,     and my bones grow weak. 11 Because of allContinue reading ““Here am I, the servant of the Lord””