Archive for April 2014

I went to the bank for the first time by myself. he he he The funnest thing about it was that they now have a machine where you take a number and wait your turn. Taki and I had been there together just after they started this system. We got #46 and yesterday I got #46. That tickled me to no end. 😀 I went to a huge new super market (AB or Alfa Vita). It is beautiful, so full, modern, bright and clean. In Athens they used to have a lot of American products. Not here, oh well. That was part of my excitement when I heard they were going to open one here on Santorini. It was our 23rd Wedding Anniversary. I gave Taki roses and other flowers from the garden. (I take care of the garden). He bought me fresh strawberries. YUM! I watched 3 more episodes of Breaking Bad with Galatea. It rained like crazy in the night. I drove home slowly.

Today…I shelled about 5 kilo’s (11 pounds) of fresh peas, grown locally. It took me over an hour. My right shoulder was hurting and my hands were tired. I am getting older. I made a baguette into pizza with a few bits and pieces I had in the fridge and some sauce I had frozen from the last time Taki made pizza dough. I liked it. Michael-John wouldn’t touch it. Taki and George went home after I got to the shop. I will find out what they thought later. The sun was out for awhile then it was cloudy and cool and is getting cooler as the sun sets. 

Michael-John is very happy some of his flower seeds have started coming up. I wish I had a camera to capture that moment and the ones to follow as he becomes a gardener.

I want a camera and an external hard drive. I also want to visit Austria to see my friends who come twice a year to the island. Time will tell. If things continue I may be able to save enough to go to the states in 2 years.

Thank God all our NEEDS are being met. Now if I could afford a house keeper I would try hard not to WANT anything else. lol

with love and faith, Deb


Anyone want to come and help me do this in my home?

Quiver Full of Blessings

April has come and it’s that time once more,

To clean out those closets and deep clean my floor.

“It will be fun!” I convince myself with a smile,

For it’s been a long winter and definitely a while.

There are dust bunnies under the couch and the bed,

And when I open my closet, something falls on my head!

Salt and muddy boots have made my floor a mess,

Cobwebs and stink bugs are lurking behind the desk.

So…I bolster myself and write up a long list,

Double-check my supplies, and of course, Pinterest,

Chug down some coffee  and eat some chocolate too,

For there’s lots and lots of hard work to do.

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I start with the bathrooms, both upstairs and down,

Wiping and scrubbing, I am beginning  to frown,

How did the room get this dog-gone dirty!?

It’s not like I haven’t cleaned since I turned thirty!


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so cute and I wish we had these products available here


My family is laughing at me … not in a good way!  It is very obvious that the guys and I don’t think alike … eye rolling is going on with the laughing … probably because of this little Peep story!  It’s Easter time, Peeps and marshmallow eggs are everywhere!  We have a family of Peeps living at our house!  I am not an expert on Peeps, but this is what I believe to be true about The Life of Peeps …

Peep Family Eggmallows chocolate nests

It all began like this …

Peeps chocolate nests

Mr. & Mrs. Peep met … fell in love … married … set up house nest keeping … marshmallow babies eggs magically appeared in the nest … the eggs hatched … giving life to the sweetest little marshmallow chicks … they all lived happily ever after … the end!   That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it 😉  Pssst … I…

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Texana's Kitchen

WARNING, WARNING, WARNING: members of PETA and those who do not eat meat, you should prolly keep right on scrolling past this post. I’m from Texas, and we love meat up in here.

Fresh on the heels of my post about big (pork) butts, I thought now would be a good time to share with you what it means in my house to go Whole Hog.

First of all, pigs are really cute, right?


You know what these are?

That’s right…Bacon seeds!!

And bacon is yummy. In fact, the whole darn pig is yummy—from the cute pink nose to the curly little pig tail. When I see a cute little pink piglet, I think: “aweeeee, that’s the cutest little pre-bacon EVER!”

Many cultures around the world have a traditional feast built on this premise.

First of all a very brief language lesson…

The Spanish word for milk is Leche. The…

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Foodimentary - National Food Holidays


Interesting Food Facts about Chocolate Mousse

  1. The word mousse is French and translates as “froth” or “foam.”
  2. Cold dessert mousses are often poured into decorative glasses and garnished with fruit, sweet sauces, or whipped cream.
  3. Savory mousses can be made from fish, shellfish, meat, foie gras, etc.
  4. There are three key constituents to a mousse: base, binder, and aerator.
  5. They may be hot or cold and are often squeezed through a piping bag onto some kind of platform to be used as hors d’oeuvres.

Fun Fact:

Savory mousse dishes were an 18th century French achievement. Dessert mousses (generally fruit mousses) began to appear much later, in the second half of the 19th century.

The first written record of chocolate mousse in the United States comes from a Food Exposition held at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1892.

Chocolate mousse came into the public eye in the U.S. in the…

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So simple and looks so yummy!

Pepper Bento

You might have guessed by now that I have quite the sweet tooth.

I have to say it does give me the slight feeling of concern and guilt pouring massive amounts of sugar into things but hey….I’ll live with that!

If I’m honest, I made this Cinder Toffee so it could be eaten whenever something sweet was fancied and because it would last a while but………two batches kind of got eaten within a couple of days..whoops.

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If it lasted long enough it would have been delicious sprinkled over ice cream.

The tins I used are some I found in a biscuit aisle and fell in love with.
I have to say I have a thing for tins and these had Celtic and thistle designs all in one, two of my favourites!

The shortbread that was in the tins was equally as beautiful and it almost felt like a shame to…

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This is important.


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