New York Monday

September 27, 2009 | Filed Under New York Monday | 6 Comments 



A panoramic view of the northern part of the city.  You can spot the George Washington Bridge, some apartment buildings and an old water tower.

Have a great week, everyone!
















New York Monday

September 21, 2009 | Filed Under New York Monday | 13 Comments 


Hi Everyone!  I’m back.  Sort of.  I finally have my new lap top and installed the programs I need.  I haven’t really been cooking.  As a result, there are no food posts coming up this week.  However, I’ve been taking photographs around the city.  Here’s something that caught my attention on a quiet sidewalk in Harlem.  Anyone know the name of this plant?  Is it called Elephant’s Ear?    I remember that name from somewhere.

Today, 21 September 2009 is International Day of Peace.  It’s a global holiday established by the United Nations and highlights the end of conflict and the promotion of peace.  This day reminds me of a song I used to sing as a young girl in summer camp:


Let there be peace on earth


and let it begin with me


Let there be peace on earth


The peace that was meant to be…


Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have true and everlasting peace worldwide?  I pray it happens one day.


Have a good week, everyone.


Paz (which means ‘peace’)










LiveSTRONG with a Taste of Yellow 2009

September 7, 2009 | Filed Under A Taste of Yellow, Food Blogging Events | 20 Comments 

Yellow cupcakes




This is my entry for LiveSTRONG with a Taste of Yellow 2009.  I’m still without a computer.  However, I really wanted to participate in this important food blogging event.  So, I’m using a borrowed lap top and am reposting  an old recipe.   The cupcake recipe comes from Nigella Bites and I used yellow food dye in the icing for this luscious yellow color.  You can find the cupcake recipe on Cook (Almost) Anything at Least Once.


LiveSTRONG with a Taste of Yellow was created by Barbara of Winos and Foodies .   She describes this yearly food blogging event as her "way of supporting the Lance Armstrong Foundation by raising awareness of cancer issues world wide.  It is a way for all food and wine bloggers to share their stories.  The happy and the sad, the struggles and the triumphs."


You can see past Taste of Yellow entries here, here and here


If you’d like to participate, all you have to do is make a drink or dish that contains the color yellow and post it before September 13.  Then contact Barbara.  Go HERE for more info and the guidelines on how to participate.


Barbara will post a lineup of all the Taste of Yellow entries on her blog on LiveSTRONG Day 2009 in October.



Ed. Note:  You can find a line up of all the entries here.