Turquoise Lake, Camping Food

Turquoise Lake

Thursday, June 25:  We’ve been looking forward to and  planning for our first camping trip for weeks. Our plans were to head to Turquoise Lake early Friday morning.  Picturesque Turquoise Lake is about 2 1/2 hours west of Denver, near Leadville.  An every summer destination.   We love the trails for hiking, and the area is

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NoNo’s Cafe


This week found us lunching and brunching at NoNo’s Cafe on County Line Road, just east of Santa Fe. I don’t know why we don’t go to NoNo’smore often, it’s just minutes away from home, reasonably priced and offers a good menu. I feel very comfortable saying that anyone can find something to their liking

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Mango Salad

mango salad

  Got a mango sitting around on your kitchen counter?  Not sure what to do?  Try this:  pit, peel, sliver,  place in a bowl and gently toss with olive oil.   Plate and top with slivered jalapeno pepper, slivered sweet onions.  Dress with a generous amount of ground black pepper, squeeze lime juice over all and sprinkle with salt.

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Caprese Salad

  My long-time friend, Vickie, who now lives in Montana, sent me a photo of her Caprese Salad served on her patio. Great photo  looks delicious, elegant and inviting.   Below you’ll find Vickie’s description of the presentation: “For my caprese, I sometimes add English cucumber to add a bit more veggie as well as adding

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Scallop Salad Recipe, Grilled Scallops Romaine Salad

Scallop Salad

Well, I must say I out did myself with this one.  I decided to jump on the Pine Nut Vinaigrette bandwagon since I’ve been seeing it everywhere lately.  I’m glad I did – delicious.  I have two recipes and decided to use the one that Michele posted.  Very good!  You’ll find the recipe at the end

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