Things I Found While Wandering

You never know what you will find when you wander around town and down old country roads. Sometimes the local grocery store even has something unusual. Unusual street signs and one of a kind tombstones. A field of sunflowers. Superman and super cool car. And when you see something out of the ordinary, always, always…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Walk 100 Steps or less and take new photos Challenge. I didn’t need to walk far, just outside my front door. That sunrise this morning was Amazing.

Remembering Quito, 1961 to 1963

A young child’s reminiscence of living on a volcano and riding the “chicken bus”. My family moved to Quito Ecuador in 1961, I think.  I was too young to care about dates so I don’t really remember.  My father was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Offutt AFB south of Omaha Nebraska. …

Katsu Donburi

Katsu Donburi ½ lb pork loin cutlets cut ½ inch thin 1 ½ cups raw medium grain rice 2 cups sliced sweet onions 2 cups chicken broth ½ cup Mirin ½ cup soy sauce 2 Tbsp sugar 4 slices fresh ginger 6 eggs lightly beaten ¼ cup flour ½ tsp salt Heavy pinch of black…

Time Travel To When Stonehenge Was New?

No, not quite. This Stonehenge is on the north bank of the Columbia River, on the Washington State side. Yes, it is life size. Perfect for those of us who can’t make it to England. It is actually a ­­­­memorial to soldiers who died in World War I. A plaque on the monument reads:To the…

Spätzle

400 grams / 14 oz flour 3 eggs ½ to ¾ cup water 1 tsp salt Fill a large pot half full of water and heat.  Mix together flour salt and eggs.  Start adding water ¼ cup at a time until mixture is shiny and globby.  If it doesn’t seem globby enough add another egg. …

Spätzle Soup

½ package breakfast sausage links 2 cans beef broth ¾ cup apple juice or cider ½ tsp ground sage 1 large apple, chopped ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped 2-3 cups cooked spätzle With kitchen shears or a sharp knife, cut sausage links into 3/4 inch pieces. Fry sausage pieces in a medium saucepan for 2-3…

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

If you are planning a trip to Branson Missouri sometime this year, try to make it in April or May when the Redbuds and Dogwoods are blooming.  Give yourself an extra day for a side trip to a place called Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, a 10,000 acre landscaped park with lawns, streams, springs, waterfalls and…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

On a road trip through northwestern Arkansas several years ago my husband and I passed by something that didn’t make much sense to us. We were going about 50 mph, so it wasn’t extremely fast but it was something we only caught a quick glimpse of. We couldn’t wrap our minds around what we thought…

Bavarian Potato Soup

8 cups water 5 large potatoes 3 large carrots ½ cup diced onions 1 beef bouillon cube Salt and pepper to taste Peel potatoes and carrots, cut into large chunks.  Put water, potato, carrot, bouillon cube and onion in pot and bring to boil. Turn down to simmer and cook for about 20 minutes or…