Month: May 2009

The Kentucky Wedding Week Bash!


WOW! A weekend of whirlwind, wonderful activities. More on Churchill Downs, the Cathedral wedding and reception of Katie and Nico Romano, and a tour of Maker’s Mark.Please check out some gorgeous wedding pictures here: http://www.nicoandkatie.com/

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Salmon fillet stuffed with lobster


May 16th. The wedding countdown including today is: 8 days. Last night’s dinner… I love wild salmon and bought a whole sockeye fillet and had the skin taken off.I usually save the skin to cook for Otto, but forgot to ask for it. So I bought the dog fresh chopped beef and put it in […]

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Baklava


Something sweet for bitter days… BAKLAVA1 pound phyllo3/4 pound unsalted butter11/2 pounds chopped walnuts and pecans5 tablespoons sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon3 1/2 cups water3 cups sugar3 tablespoons of honeylemon sliceorange slice 13 x 9 inch pan DIRECTIONS Make syrup first: 3 1/2 cups water, 3 cups sugar, slice of lemon and orange. Bring to a boil, […]

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Master’s List 2009 and Orechetti


We’re set for the rest of 2009 for our Masters on:www. screwiowa.com Here’s the great line-up: May: Michael Hettich, poet June: Preston Allen, novelJuly: Lynne Barrett, fiction or nonfictionAugust: Leonard Nash, short storiesSeptember: Vicki Hendricks, (noir writer) short fiction or novelOctober: Lauren Small, novelNovember: Les Standiford, novel or nonfictionDecember: Jim Brock, poetAnd to cwelebrate this […]

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Notice to Women and to writers


Notice for women: I received an e-mail this morning asking me to post a link to this summer’s Skidmore Conference:http://www.iwwg.org/pdf/09SkidmoreBrochure.pdf and to IWWG: www.iwwg.org This is a wonderful conference, not just for women writers but for all women. Personally I can say that I attended workshops given by these wonderful instructors:Lynne Barrett, Susan Tiberghien, June […]

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Flounder with leeks,capers and prosecco


My son Nico and his intended bride, Katie, are tasting different types of prosecco for the toast at their up-coming nuptials. So tonight when they opened a bottle of an Italian medium dry one, I irrigated the flounder with it. Here’s how.Ingredients:2 lbs of flounder fillets2 tablespoons of butter1/4 glass of prosecco1/2 cup of leeks […]

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Sun-dried tomatoes with parmiagiano under oil


Sun-drived tomatoes conserved under oilFor those of you who have vegetable gardens or access to cheap, fresh produce…this recipe is for you! Espeically if you love good cheese and tomatoes…In Italy I used to can and dry my own tomatoes. I did not, however, have my own garden, though I did have access to cheap […]

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