Lemon Shrimp: How easy is this?

I am always looking for something quick and easy to make.  I like good, fast and simple.  Summer is coming and you want to spend the least amount of time you can in the kitchen. If you have a side burner on your grill, this can totally be done outside in the summer breeze with a drink in hand. Try this easy base and use it in a number of ways! What you need: 1 lemon squeezed for fresh juice.…

I am failing out of PT

Author’s note:  To the person or persons who made it known  to me that this subject matter is not quite ready for prime time and a little too ‘honest’. Don’t read it.  It’s ok. Go back to the nightly news or whatever it is that you do in the evening.  This is a serious topic for most women in my age group and if pelvic PT works, the patient can avoid painful and costly surgery, as well as quality of…

Simple yet intriguing tostadas

What is a tostada?  Most people know this, but I had no idea there are so many ways to create the base for a tostada. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Using corn tortillas, cover both sides with cooking spray and lightly salt. You can use olive oil as well. Place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and place on the upper rack of the oven.  Watch closely- 2 minutes or so each side, flipping once. If you like…

At peace….

What exactly does that mean? My best friend’s mother is dying.  Her illnesses have won the battles and are about to win the war.  My friend and her family are there for her and keeping watch while this wonderful woman, who I too called “mom” slowly gives in to this consuming monster. Every day, Shell and I email back and forth.  She gives me the sad updates and I keep her entertained as best I can, with stories of my…

What is a Charcuterie?

Can you pronounce that word?  Do you know what it is?  Let the education begin… According to Merriam Webster, charcuterie is a noun, char·cu·te·rie  \ (ˌ)shär-ˌkü-tə-ˈrē \ and is defined as a delicatessen specializing in dressed meats and meat dishes; also: the products sold in such a shop. Many weekends, regardless of the season, Chip and I look to have a light fare lunch or mid-afternoon snack to compliment the wine that we so long to consume on these lazy afternoons. A…