Be grateful for your senses and all of the wonderful experiences you enjoy because of them. Think of all the wonderful tastes and textures you experience with your mouth. Enjoy all of the wonders you see with your eyes and music yout hear.
Smell the wonders of nature and luxuriate in your touch. Never forget it is a wonder and privilege to be human.
I made a penne with a Marsala sauce I made from scratch with white wine and mushrooms. I topped it with diced peppered salami and provolone cheese, spread upon a sprinkle of Cayenne pepper.
Summer is a great time, with the hot weather, to enjoy fresh, cold dishes, seafood, salads and other fare al fresco. I made this seafood salad with grilled salmon, balsamic, large prawns, capers, shaved red onion and mushrooms over crispy greens.
It is quick and easy to make and if you don’t like shellfish or can’t eat it, substitute fresh pulled pork or grilled chicken and enjoy the cool tastes of summer!
I find that in the warm summer months I enjoy making lighter, cold, healthier dishes. To go along with the longer, warmer, brighter summer days and the extended time spent outdoors, I like to make more salad type entrees.
The high blue sky, walks by the ocean, the birds singing, morning coffee outside on the back deck, are all things I enjoy in Summer, along with cold dishes. This week I made a cold seafood salad with salmon, giant prawns, capers, chopped onions, green olives, roasted red pepper and balsamic. Enjoy!
I am Celtic and I keep in touch with my Celtic routes. This involves eating Celtic food, visiting Celtic pubs, touring Celtic castles and reading Celtic literature, as well as performing Celtic music with Celtic instruments.
Here is our St. Patty’s Day performance where I play the bodhran:
Here is more of our band’s music for free download:
Photo by H.L. Edwards
“The Prisoner of Zenda” is a great and quick read for Oktoberfest. I love this tale about mistaken identity, trading places, Germany in the Summer, travel and the great outdoors. I also love Oktoberfest and the celebration of the harvest, feasting and great beverages. I also love to read. Having been to Germany and traveled there many summers, I can appreciate the great woods and forests, as I have hiked in the Black Forest and eaten wild raspberries there. I have also visited many German castles.
The film version with Peter Sellers is also well done and captures the spirit of Ruritania and Anthony Hope, the author, would be proud!
I recently accomplished and completed a quest. Travelling all over Washington and Oregon, the great Northwest, I have finished all of the experiences and obtained all of the location stamps to complete my Mcmenamins passport and become a Cosmic Tripster. I had many great experiences along the way, great road trips and some memorable overnight stays. I also encountered some very interesting people, ate some great food, discovered some new cultures and totally secluded places far from the tourist main destinations. I have also tasted some wonderful brews, wine and assorted beverages, heard some great live music and fed my soul. Now, I am contemplating a new passport and starting the journey all over again!