Saturday, April 19, 2014

imparting wisdom

Sometimes African Proverbs are so true . . . 


{story of our lives}
pickles free online by Brian Crane

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Taste of Venice Grand Gourmet Food Tour

We had a great time at this local event in Venice.
While learning more about the history of  our winter home
we stopped by one of our favorite restaurants
along with four restaurants new to us.

The Taste of Venice Grand Gourmet Food Tour will take "foodies" on a walking tour of historic Downtown Venice, FL restaurants and food shops. You will meet the chef's, taste their latest creations and learn their secrets. As we stroll the beautiful Italian Renaissance architecture, you will be immersed in the rich history of this unique slice of Paradise.


Our lovely hosts 
 {from their facebook page}

This tour is available every Tuesday and Thursday during the winter season.
If you get a chance we highly recommend it.

 The Soda Fountain




Cassariano






Café Venice



le Petit Bistrot






Ciao Gelato



Fellow guests on the tour with us







{It is a bit pricey but lucky for us we had a Groupon}

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

hot fresh coffee

I have a blog friend that I have been following for several years.
You would enjoy the bits of her life she shares along with plenty of inspiration.
Here is her lovely blog: Just a little something for you

Recently Judy had a fun little "give away" and
lucky for me, I won this very cute sign.
A perfect addition to our Leisure House . . . 





Thank you Judy!!



Friday, April 4, 2014

up words

Lucky for us we recently bought a new/used game at our Goodwill store
so . . . on a rainy day in Florida we discovered we really like this game.


It begins a bit like scrabble.



Then you can stack letters to make new words and/or change existing words.
add BAGEL
WORD becomes LORD


BAGEL becomes MOGEL (whoops misspelled)
SHIP becomes SNIT
add NUT
MUFF becomes BUFF
add FIT
ZAP becomes NAP
add CHIN


BUFF returns to MUFF
JUDO becomes VROOM
creates OM (a mantra sound)
add LEVER


By now you get the idea




No stack can be higher than 5 letters.


If you come across this game -  buy it - I promise you will enjoy it.





Sunday, March 30, 2014

salami and pepper ring roll-up appetizer


I made these for our Tuesday night Porch Sit and they were a hit.

Every Tuesday we gather with a group on friends 
on the lanai of our community activity building
to chat, share some snacks and sip a glass of wine.
For short we call it PST (porch sit Tuesdays)


Salami and Pepper Ring Roll-Up Appetizer

Ingredients:
1 package (10 oz) of thin sliced reduced fat Salami
1 package reduced fat cream cheese
1 jar (16 oz) mild pepper rings

Directions:
Lay salami slices on your work surface.
Spread cream cheese on half on each slice.
Put a pepper ring down the middle of each salami slice.


Roll the salami so that the pepper ring is in the middle.
The cream cheese will hold the salami roll closed.
Cut each one in half with a diagonal cut.


Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.





Salami and Pepper Ring Roll-Up Appetizer

Ingredients:
1 package (10 oz) of thin sliced reduced fat Salami
1 package reduced fat cream cheese
1 jar (16 oz) mild pepper rings

Directions:
Lay salami slices on your work surface
Spread cream cheese on half on each slice
Put a pepper ring down the middle of each salami slice
Roll the salami so that the pepper ring is in the middle
The cream cheese will hold the salami roll closed
Cut each one in half with a diagonal cut

Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.