Christmas Gifts From the Garden

Christmas Gifts From the Garden

        Welcome to Christmas Gifts From the Garden (We will be updating this post with more content so stay tuned.) Aren’t they beautiful? This is the equivalent of a ‘dirty martini’ in a jar. Isn’t it so lovely for Christmas?  Or anytime, really. We did focus on choosing food items with that Christmas color theme, but you could change things around if you like. Excellent Edible Gifts Here is what we did….

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Christmas Dishes with Christmas Wishes

Christmas Dishes with Christmas Wishes

          Welcome to Christmas Dishes with Christmas Wishes This blog post isn’t about elaborate Christmas meals that we make every year, I’ve got other Christmas blogs for that.  This is about simple little dishes that are nice around the Christmas holidays.  They can be made anytime of the year, I suppose.  But they just look so nice and festive at this time.  Perhaps if you are headed out the door to…

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Eat Your Vegetables

Eat Your Vegetables

          Eat Your Vegetables! Everyone knows how important it is to ‘Eat Your Vegetables’.  We’ve heard it said since we were small children by our mother’s, father’s, grandmother’s and grandfather’s, and anyone else who may have fed us.  (Dedicated to my brother Frank, age 3 here.  He’s 10 year’s younger than me.) As a matter of fact my little brother, Frank’s, first words were “Pass the peas.”  Frank skipped right over…

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Gordon and Julie Seafood

Gordon and Julie Seafood

        For All Seafood Lovers Welcome This is Gordon and Julie Seafood We will bring to you some very nice seafood recipes for you to try, or be inspired to do something similar in your own kitchen, or outdoor grill. So whether it be Shrimp, Salmon, Lobster, Oysters, Crab, Fish…… And did I mention Shrimp???? Hope you will stay awhile and enjoy! Eat Well, Gordon and Julie ————————————- Here are a few…

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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

          Happy St. Patrick’s Day This is the day that most people claim some sort of Irish heritage.  And perhaps with good reason.  My family left Scotland in the 1600’s, stopped off in Ireland to get a bride, then migrated over to America settling in the Alabama/Georgia area.  That is my maternal grandmother’s ancestry anyway.  So I am Scotch-Irish from her side. My Shamrocks I’m very proud of my Irish ancestry,…

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Casual Christmas Touches

Casual Christmas Touches

          Merry Christmas Welcome to my home, I’m so glad you are here.  My name is Julie and this is my kitchen.  If you are like me then you spend more time in your kitchen than anywhere else in your house.  There is nothing wrong with that, but, during the holidays while the rest of the house is all decked out and festive, we are stuck in the kitchen and away…

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Gordon and Julie Renovations and Apps for Dinner

Gordon and Julie Renovations and Apps for Dinner

      Hello and Welcome to Gordon and Julie Renovations and Apps for Dinner! I’m sure you are wondering ‘what in the world is that about’?  What this is about is a husband and wife team that are always doing something to better our home and then not having the time to cook a formal dinner, so we improvise with appetizers. Simple, right? When we bought our home 11 years ago we loved it,…

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Julie Beach

Julie Beach

      I LOVE the BEACH! I always have, and I always will.  I created this blog post to add whatever I like, whenever I like.  The beach is casual, the beach is relaxing, the beach is beautiful! THE BEACH IS COLORFUL I LOVE the BEACH! Julie I also love all these beautiful beach buckets.  Reminds of my childhood days at the beach in Florida. I also spend a lot to time out at…

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Easy Festive Desserts for Mother’s Day

Easy Festive Desserts for Mother’s Day

     Happy Mother’s Day I don’t know why everything in life has to be so fancy or elaborate.  I put together some things here that were very sweet, and pretty, and festive, for my Mother’s Day celebration.  I wanted to share them with you. I will add to this post as I go but here is what I have right now. Thank you for being here, and Happy Mother’s Day! Julie ——————————————— May 15,…

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Novelty Edible Gift Ideas

Novelty Edible Gift Ideas

    Welcome to Novelty Edible Gift Ideas I created this page because I had no where to put our Death Star cookie that would be appropriate.  It just didn’t fit on any of our other food pages.  So I started this one.  I think this is where all of our odds and ends will end up.  But odds and ends are good! So welcome and we hope you stay awhile. Julie and Gordon ———————————————————-…

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A Harry Potter Halloween Clue

A Harry Potter Halloween Clue

        To Queen and Country   Just a little light reading between classes. Wingardium Leviosa! I’ve Almost Finished Doing the Write-up for This Post Actually, It’s Writing Itself! ————————————– Our Halloween Entrance The Dancing Gords ————————————— The Marauder’s Map “I solemnly swear I am up to no good.” —————————— I am ready to play Harry Potter CLUE. Our Harry Potter CLUE Game Room The Table is Set The Spirits Have Been Summoned…

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Jose Gaspar, Pirate Fish

Jose Gaspar, Pirate Fish

          Ahoy ye Matey’s! Well, blow me down we have us a visitor.  Who might ye be?  No matter. We need all the hands we can get. I, Jose Gaspar, the last buccaneer of the pirate ship Gasparilla, and here’s me first mate, Roderigo Lopez. The Real Jose Gaspar, The Last Buccaneer Avast ye, we set sail for Tampa!  Lot’s of booty to be had.  Aargh! So baten down the hatches,…

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Happy New Year Food

Happy New Year Food

          Happy New Year! For us traditional foods dominate New Year’s Day.  Although sometimes we do put a twist on them, just for a change. I was born in Rome, Georgia, a southern peach, and grew up throughout the south.  While Gordon was born in Pennsylvania, up north.  One thing that I do love about the south are it’s traditional foods on New Year’s.  For example, Collard greens are eaten so…

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Autumn Pasta

Autumn Pasta

          Lovely Autumn Pasta Look at these beautiful pastas from Torino, Italy! Totally Natural, no Artificial Colors I found these  Autumn colored pastas when I was out shopping and I just knew that I had to have them. Such lovely colors! I also knew that Gordon could make some excellent tasting dishes with these so I bought up several.  Here are the results of Gordon’s creations. I’ll be posting a few…

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Hawaiian Hum Lum Sun Prunes

Hawaiian Hum Lum Sun Prunes

  Hawaiian Hum Lum Sun Prunes We had the privilege of living 13 wonderful years in Hawaii, where we experienced many different foods from the many different cultures that settled there.  One of the delicacy’s that we were introduced to were Hum Lum Prunes.  To me they are similar to Preserved Lemons, except these are “cooked” out in the sun for 3-4 days until ready.  Although we are living in Florida now, with a different…

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