Tag: Stories About Susan

Asparagus And Potato Salad

As Susan was heading out the door on her way to buy Shetland Salmon and Shrimp, she called out to me and said¬† “Bruce, while I am gone why don’t you make a potato salad to have with our salmon?” I found a recipe online and adapted it to my liking. Ingredients ¬†7-10 small potatoes (We buy these at our…

Gardening Is About Patience

Yesterday, Susan bought me a basket A box really, a cardboard box basket filled with herbs Four white plastic pots, basil in one Rosemary in another, oregano in one Thyme in another, waiting to be Planted in late May in my garden Walking Freddy down our street I see a man cut down a pine tree He calls out to…

The Silent Joys Of Everyday Life

Sunday morning I photographed the weeping cheery tree. In the afternoon I travelled to Vienna, Austria. Budapest, Hungary. Top of South Island, New Zealand. The British Virgin Islands. I loved visiting Virgin Gorda and Anegada-Davida, also known as “Drowned Island” (It’s highest elevation is only 28 feet above sea level.) and “Conch Island.” Last week I was in Qatar. The…

Spicy Moroccan Chickpea, Sweet Potato Stew

Not too long ago, Susan returned from the grocery store with what seemed like dozens of cans of Chick Peas. What, I thought, am I going to do with all these cans of chick peas? I often make Hummus but what else could I create. Salads? Soups? I found many soup recipes online and was inspired by this one, “20-Minute…

Spicy Shrimp Vegetable Tomato Soup

Last January, Susan said, “Bruce, Will you make soup for us every day during this month?” And, I did. I am making soup every day this January, too, more because we’ve been sick since New Year’s Eve. UGH! On Friday night, I made a Shrimp and Vegetable Spicy Tomato Soup. Delicious! And for lunch on Saturday I used the leftover…

Curried Apple, Squash, Sweet Potato Soup

I have always enjoyed the cookbook, “Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home,” so when Susan and I were at the town library recently and she pointed out to me a new cookbook, “Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates,” I said we had the check this out. And we did and I made this delicious curried, apple, squash, sweet potato soup! Ingredients Soup 2 cups…

Quiche–A Thanksgiving Tradition

Thanksgiving prepations for Susan and me begin a few weeks before the holiday. We put our tree up early so our grandchildren can see it on Thanksgiving as we don’t see them on Christmas. Here I am doing some menu-planning for the week. And here is Sock Monkey guarding the grandchildren’s presents. The grandchildren come over for breakfast, along with…

About October

I began the month with great expectations. Read the Bible daily. Practice yoga daily. Write daily. This I didn’t accomplish. But Susan and I did begin a new season of volunteering in the Bridges Together Program . Here are two of our students–4th graders. I made some delicious food. Here is a meatloaf with mushroom gravy. Blueberry Scones. Cranberry-Walnut Scones.…

Welcome October

I love October! “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers,” wrote L.M. Montgomery in Anne of Green Gables. Me, too!!! Picture-perfect evidence of God’s majesty surround us. Magnificent autumn leaves invite us to see the beauty that envelops us. At Mittineague Park, the park down the street from where we live. Or at Blair Lake…

The Cardinal Who Came To Say Namaste

“I bow to the divine in you”. Seeing a cardinal in a dream or vision is usually a good omen. They are often connected with the number 12 because they are around 12-months out of the year and they often lay 12 eggs. They also carry symbolism for Christians because they are red as the blood of Christ and they…