• Thursday , 17 August 2017

Stories

Be right back!

Be right back!

Be right back or “brb”.  Why have I not posted? Where are my recipes? My stories? We’ve had a whirlwind of a schedule with our blessedly hectic few months.  We travelled to spectacular places, then travelled some more.  Then, I finally ...

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How to keep Basil Leaves Fresh

How to keep Basil Leaves Fresh

We drove up to Vermont to visit family and a few minutes after entering the house, a call for help to “make basil pesto – payment in kind” was made by the residents.  I looked through the window overlooking the backyard ...

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While Travelling, Eat Your Vegetables

While Travelling, Eat Your Vegetables

Guest post time! Since I’m currently traveling, it’s been difficult to have access to a kitchen and cook recipes to feature here in Amusing Maria.  This guest post is written by Andrew Goethals, a fantasy genre novelist and most beloved editor. ...

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Wanderlust Calling

Wanderlust Calling

The older I get, the more I feel the urgency to see more and do more. I have a wandering heart, often restless and dreaming about great travels to other countries. Not for a week or a packaged tour but ...

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Lemons…

Lemons…

High school reunion!!! Everyone loves it, right?  Not really. The movies about mean girls and school clique hierarchy might be exaggerated but it does exist. I should know, I was at the bottom rung of the ladder for many years in ...

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Shopping on a budget at ALDI’s

Shopping on a budget at ALDI’s

  *I received promotional consideration for this post, opinions about ALDI are my own. Here is a recap of my ALDI experience: My favorite food items: Millville Crunchy Granola Raisin Bran Burman’s Mayonnaise liveGfree Gluten-Free Multi Seed Crackers Specially Selected ...

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Cape Charles, VA

Cape Charles, VA

It’s the last days of summer and fall is in the air!  The leaves will start turning soon but before our days in Richmond, VA turn chilly and our menus become “pumpkin spice” everything, there’s still time to celebrate the ...

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