Exploring Cemeteries and Learning New Recipes As Pandemic Restrictions Continue

  Week # 8 during the Coronavirus Pandemic in Annapolis, Maryland USA Waiting for the world to once again become “puddle-wonderful” We are now at the two month point in our “stay at home” orders and I sense everyone else’s restlessness each time I take a walk. Just the volume of walkers in itself isContinue reading “Exploring Cemeteries and Learning New Recipes As Pandemic Restrictions Continue”

Creating Online Community in a Time of Masks and Social Distancing

Trying to offer condolences–My words feel hollow when what I would like to do is give her a hug, now an impossibility.

Summertime in Annapolis means food fresh from the farm

If you want to avoid the crowds, try farm shopping Tuesday mornings at the Riva Road Farmers Market, open from 7:00 a.m. to noon. I arrived around 7:30 a.m. and there were plenty of delicious items and very few customers. Yes, fewer farmers come to set up booths when compared to a Saturday morning, butContinue reading “Summertime in Annapolis means food fresh from the farm”

Annapolis Restaurant Week and Miss. Shirley’s Cafe Review

Annapolis Restaurant Week has started, as of this morning you can get some “deals” on an array of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, being served this week only by Annapolis area eating establishments.  Two course lunches are being offered for $15.95 and  three course dinners for $32.95 or start the day with a two course breakfastContinue reading “Annapolis Restaurant Week and Miss. Shirley’s Cafe Review”

Gluten-free recipe and photos for veal parmigiana comfort meal

  It’s when you actually do the cooking that you are reminded of some important tips when formulating a recipe.  Last night I made the veal parmigiana mentioned in yesterday’s post and I forgot to mention that the fool-proof way to make certain your coating of cracker or bread crumbs sticks to the veal cutletsContinue reading “Gluten-free recipe and photos for veal parmigiana comfort meal”

Veal parmigiana after mundane chores

What is worst.? Doing taxes, paying bills, or filing an insurance claim? These are all on my “to do” list this week.  Oh yes and there is buying a new car to replace the mini that was totaled.   So I’ve got to get the insurance claim going or no check to purchase the new car.Continue reading “Veal parmigiana after mundane chores”

The size of Labradoodles and importance of comfort food

The importance of relativity came across to me physically and mentally, on my many levels this past week.  On a physical level, this new wisdom manifested itself in the size of dogs. That’s right. Dogs. Last night, having not seen Halo and Leopold, dogs belonging to my son Chris and his fiancée Laura in someContinue reading “The size of Labradoodles and importance of comfort food”

Mother’s Day Date at Farmers’Market

Mother’s Day Date at Farmer’s Market.  I had a great time last Sunday with my son Christopher. We selected a number of farm fresh items at the Annapolis downtown Farmers’ Market, walked home with our purchases, and then Chris cooked me breakfast and we ate outside in our garden. Joining us for breakfast  was husband PeterContinue reading “Mother’s Day Date at Farmers’Market”

Annapolis City Dock Street Re-Opens

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Finally, the street torn apart to install a new geothermal heating system to service the once again vacant Market House at City Dock is open again. Locals and visitors can drive downtown and  successfully park to visit some of their favorite stores and restaurants that include: LIly Pulitzer, City Dock Cafe, Hard Bean Cafe, Blanca Flor, and Zachary’s Jewelers.

It’s too bad the City of Annapolis still can not get their act together the utilize a wonderful resource- a large market house strategically located in the heart of the tourist district.  Thankfully the seasonal Farmers’s Market coordinated by Fresh Farm Markets will reopen Sunday mornings commencing the first week of May. For more Farmers’ Market news visit my other blog  Annapolis TASTE.

 

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New Location for Rotary 2012 barBayque

The Kansas City Barbeque Society is coming back to town, Naptown that is, known by some as Annapolis, Maryland. Mark May 4th and 5th on your calendar, if you love barbeque. It’s been a while since I’ve attended a Parole Rotary breakfast. The club meets at the Doubletree Inn on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. IContinue reading “New Location for Rotary 2012 barBayque”

Chili: A Great Pre-Holiday Feast

If the chili looks this good cold, you can imagine it looks piping hot ladled over a little Basmati rice with some grated cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. I was too busy and the kitchen was too crowded to take photos of the holiday Master’s swim group gathering. I figured that afterContinue reading “Chili: A Great Pre-Holiday Feast”

Greek Burgers with Fennel

My husband reminded me this morning that six weeks ago I could barely hold a mug in my hand. Whenever possible I was drinking beverages out of disposable plastic because it was lighter in weight. Now I don’t give a thought to lifting a pottery mug. I can even lift a frying pan which meansContinue reading “Greek Burgers with Fennel”

Smoking and Grilling This Weekend

With names like: JD’s Smokin Misfits, Fat Guys in a Little Smoke, Porkers in Paradise and Swine Dining, it sounds like the various teams competing in the Naptown BarBayQue being produced by the Parole Rotary Club this weekend and tomorrow at the U.S. Naval Academy Stadium are pretty serious competitors! All that creative cooking energyContinue reading “Smoking and Grilling This Weekend”