Turkey Radicchio Salad

Turkey_Radicchio_BowlSo I missed my Monday, Fun Day post and have been feeling like a real “turkey” for not getting it done. Therefore, I have decided to post a recipe based on turkey. It is an easy, no cook recipe (no heating the oven on scorchingly hot nights like we’re currently having, yay!) ready to satisfy your hunger in minutes. With seven simple and healthy ingredients, you have the makings for my Turkey Radicchio Salad.

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Mint Julep? Yes Please!

The time is drawing near when racetracks around the country will raise a Mint Julep in solidarity with those at Churchill Downs for the annual Run for the Roses at the Kentucky Derby.

Mint_Julep_im_Silberbecher                                (image courtesy of Cocktailmarlar via wikipedia)

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My Spring Salad Recipe

Salad_IngredientsLet’s face it, lettuce is quite boring. For many years I stayed away from salads for this very reason. However, Spaceman has taught me that salads do not need to be primarily lettuce. They can be heavily vegetable and fruit based. Here’s an example with my Spring Salad

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Mendocino Farms, El Segundo — Yum!

Mendocino_CowFood, a necessary and precious commodity — and one I happen to love (sometimes too much it seems as my buttons are getting tighter).

Because there is only so much space in my stomach, it is important where I choose to take my meals. Thankfully there are places such as Mendocino Farms in El Segundo, CA.

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Amara Kitchen — A New Standard for Lunch in Los Angeles

Amara_WindowIn a nondescript section of Avenue 64 in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles, a new standard for lunch has arrived cushioned within the walls of Amara Kitchen.

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Copenhagen Pastry, Yum!

Copenhagen_SignIce cream has long been my love. I remember childhood summer days doling out strawberries (one for the bucket, one for me) as my mom and dad created strawberry ice cream magic in a frozen silver cylinder. Since then, ice cream and I have been committed partners. That is why it came as such a surprise when I tasted the homemade pastries at Copenhagen Pastry and my heart quivered — had I stumbled upon a new love?

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Holiday Cookies, Why?

Christmas-cookiesWhy does everyone want to make cookies during the holiday season? They look so small and innocuous. Innocent little delights to fill your belly…but they mess with your mind! I started out with all sorts of joy in my heart and good thoughts for those who would receive the goodies, and then…

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Ultimate Chess Game

Island_Choc_FrontVictoria-by-the-Sea, a little town along the southern shore of Prince Edward Island, Canada, is home to Island Chocolates. Each September during the Chocolate Festival the best and the brightest of chess players (or at least those who are brave enough to show up) come to test their skills against one another in hopes of winning the coveted prize — a handmade chocolate chess set and board. Only the winner can touch it. You can’t buy it or bribe your way to it. Skill is your only hope.

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