Julie’s Vintage Snow White Birthday

Julie’s Vintage Snow White Birthday

 Welcome toJulie’s Vintage Snow White Birthday  My cute vintage ‘made in England’ tin.  My vintage Snow White ‘Happy Birthday’ card.  My vintage deer, vintage champagne glass that house some lovely white roses. ————————————— Very elegant looking.  Also very special to me. ————————- I had the best birthday possible.  One to remember.  This birthday stems from my youth.  When I was 5 for my birthday celebration my friends and I were taken to see Snow White…

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Spooketti Dinner With Hitchcock

Spooketti Dinner With Hitchcock

  It’s like looking in a mirror, isn’t it?  🙂 My favorite movie in the world is Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window It’s just not Halloween without a big plate of “Spooketti” and a marathon of Alfred Hitchcock movies. —————————————– Spooketti Dinner and Alfred Hitchcock Every Special Dinner Requires a Grand Entrance Our Alfred Hitchcock wine glasses that Gordon and I painted at an art class.  They look really good here. The Montrachet Saturday Night Spooketti…

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Cinderella Bedtime Story

Cinderella Bedtime Story

The Story of Cinderella   Once Upon a Time….. Actually, my book starts off, “Near the fair city of Paris there once lived a gentleman whose wife had died, leaving him to care for their little daughter, Ella.” My childhood book above, The Tasha Tudor Book of Fairy Tales, in this book is just one of many versions of Cinderella ever written.  This one is based on the original by Charles Perrault.  In this story…

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Magic Kingdom Christmas

Magic Kingdom Christmas

  Christmas in The Magic Kingdom Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom ———————————————————– Welcome to our Little Magic Kingdom Homage Living here in Florida, just less than 2 hours away from Orlando, we can’t help but be big Disney fans as we visit the parks quite frequently, especially around the holidays. Besides, who didn’t grow up loving the Disney movies at the theater and on t.v.?  And who isn’t fond of Mickey Mouse?…

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Huli Huli Julie Caesar

Huli Huli Julie Caesar

Huli Huli Julie Caesar Gordon and I were first introduced to Huli Huli chicken when we were living in Hawaii. (See our Blue Hawaiian’s and Huli Huli Chicken post for the recipe.) Click Here For:  Blue Hawaiian’s and Huli Huli Chicken ——————————————- But this time I wanted to extend it further into my Caesar salad, hence the name.  Any chicken will do but this recipe is especially delicious.  I guarantee that it is nothing that…

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Julie’s Octopussy Cocktail

Julie’s Octopussy Cocktail

      Julie’s Octopussy Cocktail (Octopus Ink) A.K.A. Beneath The 12 Mile Reef This cocktail is based on a recipe that I found on the back of some octopus ice cube mold that I bought in Tarpon Springs.  I wanted to ‘Greek it up’ and add some Ouzo, a Greek liquor. I made the ice cubes by pouring water into the mold and adding a drop of blue food coloring to each octopus. The…

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Greek Octopus

Greek Octopus

Octopus, a Greek Staple My Nice Little Lunch ———————————— Greek Dinner of Octopus, Mussels, Greek Yogurt with Dill and Pita Chips Oh, and Fried Calamari and Conch Fritters Welcome to our Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Dinner This is our homage to the movie that was filmed in Tarpon Springs, Florida in 1953 about the Greek Sponge Diving Industry.  The movie starred a very young and handsome Robert Wagner.This is also our homage to beautiful Tarpon…

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Julie’s Mango Sunset Cocktail

Julie’s Mango Sunset Cocktail

Julie’s Mango Sunset   Julie’s Mango Sunset with Fruit Salad The pineapple top is to be planted in my garden.  Yep, you can grow your own pineapples and that is how you do it.  Just bury in the dirt up to the green pineapple crown.   We spent the weekend at the condo in Indian Shores and had a nice time.  I would like to say that it was relaxing but we tend to cram…

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Egmont Key

Egmont Key

October 2011 Egmont Key and Sightseeing Boat Rides Fort De Soto Bay Pier Tour the old ruins, see beautiful wildlife, and enjoy the beach and island.         This is our Egmont Key field trip from October 3, 2011.  We’ve posted a video of our excursion that day.  Hope you enjoy it.  —————————————————————————————- Egmont Key is a National Wildlife Refuge, National Historical Site and Bird Sanctuary at the mouth of Tampa Bay. Take the…

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Favorites To Do: The Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Favorites To Do:  The Clearwater Marine Aquarium

  The Home to Winter the Dolphin   Julie Lancaster-Whann and Gordon Whann Welcome to our ‘Favorite Links’ page.  We post here various sight seeing attractions in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg/Indian Shores/Tampa Bay area.  Giving you information and a little insight on what there is to do.  Winter the dolphin is a favorite of ours to write about.  Here I’m posting my new print that I just bought by Winter.  I LOVE it! Winter’s Ocean Blue…

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Backyard

Backyard

      Welcome to our Back Yard  We are the Do-It-Ourselves couple that like nothing better than getting our hands dirty in the backyard and creating something beautiful.  We have many projects that we have featured here, and some that we will be working on in the years to come and are happy to share with you.  So just sit back and scroll down the page.  Hope you enjoy them.  Maybe we might inspire…

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Julie’s Herb Garden

Julie’s Herb Garden

Our outdoor garden.  This is our way of growing our own herbs and even some vegetables as a way to save money and increase our health through more good greenery.  Fresh herbs are more healthy than the dry varieties. Fresh Herbs for DinnerWe also have some fruit trees in our yard as well.  Orange, pink lemons and key limes.  Our plans are to add on as we go and increase our gardens around our backyard.——————————————————-Gordon Prepping…

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Herb Cocktails

Herb Cocktails

“When life give you lemons, then make Limoncello” Julie Lancaster-Whann Limoncello Lemonade, that is.   Recipe Coming! —————————————Memorial Day Mojitos Me, gathering mint from my herb garden for our mojitos. Ready for my Blackberry/Raspberry and Mint Mojito The mint is an herb and a cancer killer.  The berries are loaded with anti-oxidents and very good for you. —————————————————————————–Sunday Night Garden Mojitos I love spring here in Florida as it is always the perfect temperature to…

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Front Yard Projects

Front Yard Projects

      Find The Frog! I love frogs.  The camouflage is perfect! Here he is on one of our Chinese fan  palm leaves. ——————————————   Front Yard Side House Project Gordon had just built this retaining wall when we decided to further the project by extending the curb appeal to the garage door entryway on the side of the house.  We added a large pot with tropical plants, edging around some pea gravel, and…

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Our Front Yard

Our Front Yard

        UNDER CONSTRUCTION   Gordon building the side of the house retaining wall.  Hope you enjoy it. Before and………………………………………………………After!                                                                                                                                                                               What a difference! Ape’s and Anthuriums The finished results!                                                                                                                                                                               Retaining Wall Accent Here I’ve added some egg shaped stones to the crevices of the retaining wall that Gordon built.  I happen to like it.  It is a bit different though.  How To Start I first pulled back the blocks which lined…

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Gordon and Julie Greek

Gordon and Julie Greek

    Greek Picnic on the Beach ——————————- Hello and Welcome to Gordon and Julie Greek We hope to fill this page with some wonderful Greek recipes over time, so check back every now and then to give us a look see. We are a big lover of Greek everything, but especially the food. Dinner at Hella’s In Tarpon Springs, Florida Sponge Docks Click Here for our Dinner at Hella’s Restaurant —————————- We even gave…

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Grillin’ w/ Gordon

Grillin’ w/ Gordon

Welcome to Grillin’ With Gordon I love to grill and have ever since I watched my dad a long time ago. This is me standing with Chef Curtis Stone and Chef Ming Tsai. I met them a few years ago when I volunteered at a cooking event called E.A.T. St. Pete Food and Wine Festival.  I volunteered through my culinary school, The Art Institute of Tampa.  I was placed to work the cooking demonstrations which…

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Italian Naan Pizza

Italian Naan Pizza

(Video Promo Above) This is our Twist on an Italian Pizza   It’s a variation of a hummus pizza I make as we use Naan bread for the crust.  You can find it in your local grocery store and it comes in plain, garlic, and whole wheat.  In this recipe, we use Julie’s famous spaghetti sauce, herbs from our garden, slow roasted Roma tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, and Mozzarella Cheese that I make from scratch. …

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Picnic and Travel Foods

Picnic and Travel Foods

Welcome to our Picnic Page This page isn’t just about picnic foods, it’s also about eating healthy delicious foods inexpensively as I travel. I am probably the only person that I know who looses weight on vacations and outings. Every trip that I have ever taken I loose between 6 – 10 pounds whereas most people tend to gain between 6 – 10 pounds.  It’s because I carry a lot of foods with me and…

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