Category Archives: Food

Arizona Highlands Hikes and Better Late Thoughts

ARIZONA HIGHLANDS’ RAMBLES While working mega-hours to finish my Better Late Romance Her Last Mission, I let my five hikes/week dissolve to once per week: about 230 minutes per week ratcheted back to 40. Although I continued my harried strength and … Continue reading

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Moms, Mom’s Vegan Pandemic Meatloaf and Really?

I’m thankful that my mom introduced me to romance novels and meatloaf at a tender age. Her appetite for both led to my enjoyment of both when I was age appropriate. Being vegan, I thought I’d said good bye to … Continue reading

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Half-Baked and Pandemic Quiche

Being vegan, I thought I’d said goodbye forever to quiche in 2004. Farewell also to lunches with broccoli cheese quiche and raspberry butter lettuce salad drizzled with Sicilian lemon balsamic. My sister changed all that with the following recipe she … Continue reading

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Pandemic Eating with a Pinch of Gluttony

I took a cooking class with Gabriela Camara, a chef with a restaurant in Mexico City. It’s definitely one of my top five classes in MasterClass. Growing up in Southern California, Mexican food was my standard American diet. After taking … Continue reading

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August Campers and Thirteen Vegan Meal Ideas

Several in our July Camp NaNo cabin had chosen large writing projects. We decided to continue the momentum in a FaceBook group. With the 25K words I wrote in July, I can easily finish this cozy spy romance by August … Continue reading

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Winner at July 2019 Camp NaNo

At 5:19 PDT, I completed my Camp NaNo project. My goal was 25,000 words covering the first half of a new cozy spy romance. My final word count today was 25,177 words. Taking into account that NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNo … Continue reading

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2019 July Camp NaNo Prep and Notes on Lake Havesu

I spent two hours making these Camp NaNo Mason Jar salads this evening. Later I’ll make two jars of fridge oatmeal. If the writing goes well, I hope to convert bags of pluots and apricots into freezer jam. After finishing … Continue reading

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Chromatic Bells, Strings, Potatoes, and Books

Chromatic Chimes Talk at Bowers Museum Midst the incessant cold rain dogging us in Southern California, I have bravely ventured out on the slick highways. I visited the Bowers Museum to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year (Boar). While my friend … Continue reading

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Three Moments in China

Last August I went to China with four friends. We did Viking’s Imperial Gems cruise, which was a week on land and a week on the Yangtze River. We stayed at classy hotels in Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. A truly … Continue reading

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So California Autumn in January with Recipes and Free Book

Autumn has arrived in California. The Japanese Maples on my neighborhood walks wear their brilliant red and orange cloaks. Bright yellow leaves wind through my yard undressing the fig and apricot trees during this cold, cruel month. On a less … Continue reading

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