Kayaking in Florida with Julie and Gordon, Adventure, Food and Fun Blogging

Kayaking in Florida with Julie and Gordon, Adventure, Food and Fun Blogging

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Canoeing Hillsborough River, Thonotosassa, Florida

Canoeing Hillsborough River, Thonotosassa, Florida

              February 13, 2021 Turning 60 with a Pistachio Birthday Muffin WARNING ALLIGATORS Canoeing Through Alligator Infested Waters 60 Today! Julie and Gordon ——————————————————————– We were not disappointed.  We must have seen around 35 alligators.  We would have seen 

Salads, Seafood, and Turning 60

Salads, Seafood, and Turning 60

            February 13, 2021 ————————————————————————– Happy 60th. Birthday to ME! Cake Presents and Flowers 60 Who Knew Turning 60 Would be so Much Fun? ——————————————————————————— The Spice Cake my daughter Veronica made for me. Spice Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream 

Our Purple Sweet Potato and Taro Stuffed Steamed Buns and Asian/Pacific Sliders

Our Purple Sweet Potato and Taro Stuffed Steamed Buns and Asian/Pacific Sliders

          KE KUKULU AI NEI (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)        

Julie and Gordon Whann Way Mexicana Cuatro

Julie and Gordon Whann Way Mexicana Cuatro

              En Construccion                          

2021 Julie Barefoot Blogging

2021 Julie Barefoot Blogging

      Welcome to 2021 Julie Barefoot Blogging Happy New Year! (I guess.  We’ll see won’t we?) Julie Lancaster-Whann Normally I like starting out a New Year, New Blog Post with new photos of myself, usually sitting at my computer desk blogging.  However, we 

X-Mas X-Tra’s

X-Mas X-Tra’s

              UNDER CONSTRUCTION Veronica’s CRACK (That’s what she’s calling it.  Probably because they are made with Soda Crackers.)  🙂 Recipe to come!        

Peanut Brittle’s

Peanut Brittle’s

          UNDER CANDY CONSTRUCTION

Tropical Hawaiian Cranberries and our Kalikimaka

Tropical Hawaiian Cranberries and our Kalikimaka

        Mele Kalikimaka MALALO O KE KUMU (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) Canning and Christmas While Undergoing Home Renovations We Still Managed to Have a Nice Kalikimaka All of my Poi Balls (I made them myself 23 years ago in Hawaii.) I even managed to 

Spicy Hot Mexican Cranberries

Spicy Hot Mexican Cranberries

            Spicy Hot Mexican Cranberries Regalos Comestibles (Edible Gifts) We made a similar Cranberry Sauce last year for our Feliz Navidad. Click Here For:  Feliz Navidad a Casa Whann  You can find the recipe for our 2019 Cranberries on that 

ThanksGrillin’

ThanksGrillin’

          UNDER CONSTRUCTION THANKSGRILLIN’ 2020 Welcome to our Home Renovations Thanksgiving A.K.A. Our Thanksgiving During our Home Renovations ————————————————— (Keep Reading for our Recipes) —————————————————————– We managed to fit in a lovely Thanksgiving in spite of our Home Renovations.  If you 

Our Home Renovations

Our Home Renovations

                  The Money Pit UNDER CONSTRUCTION (LITERALLY) New Entries are Down Below I Do Have A Very LOOOOOOOONG Introduction Until You Get There. ———————————————————— Welcome to Our Home Renovations   Ahh, Home Crap Home! Said by Tom 

Julie’s Chicken Knot Pies

Julie’s Chicken Knot Pies

            Welcome to the Recipe for Julie’s Chicken Knot Pies Ready to go into the Oven I have always loved Turkey Pot pies and actually grew up eating quite a few of them.  My mother wasn’t much of a cook, 

4 and 20 Blackbirds (Berries) Baked in a Pie

4 and 20 Blackbirds (Berries) Baked in a Pie

          Julie’s Blackberry Pies ——————————————————————– Served with Kool-Whip mixed with Blackberry Jam and Topped with Blackberries Perhaps Eaten with The Cranky Bastard Blackberry Wine ———————————————————— When I think of a pie, Mother Goose always comes to mind: Sing a Song of 

A Charmed Halloween

A Charmed Halloween

          On Trial in Salem, Massachusetts Check Back Next Full Moon Currently Conjuring….. Spirit Photography   ———————————————————————— Making My Spirit Board   ——————————————————————– Working On A Charmed Halloween      

Hey Family Guy!  Get a CLUE for Halloween!

Hey Family Guy! Get a CLUE for Halloween!

        The Griffin Residence 31 Spooner Street Quahog, Rhode Island —————————————————— —————————————————————- Meet The Griffin’s L to R:  Chris, Meg, Peter, Lois, Stewie, and Brian ——————————————————- Meet The Whann’s L to R  Sparky, Gordon, Spooky Lou, and Julie ——————————————————— Happy Halloween Are 

Our Mexican Inspired Thanksgiving Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Our Mexican Inspired Thanksgiving Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

                Happy Thanksgiving or Feliz dia de Accion de Gracias My Corn Husk Dolls Our Mexican Inspired Roasted Chicken and Vegetables Because it was just going to be the two of us, Gordon and Myself for Thanksgiving this 

Picnic’s

Picnic’s

            PICNIC Labour Day, 1955 (A.K.A. Labor Day.  I guess we dropped the “u.”  That is very American of us to drop those extra letters we don’t need.)  🙂 ————————————————————– PICNIC Starring Kim Novak and William Holden (And a cast 

Pickled Purple Pearls

Pickled Purple Pearls

        ‘Tis The Season…. …For Making Delicious Edible Gifts Julie with Red Pearl Onions How About Pickling Some Purple Pearls? Actually, they are known as Red Pearl Onions, they just look Purple to me. I think they are beautiful.  Who wouldn’t be 

Barefoot Beach Teas

Barefoot Beach Teas

        Welcome to Barefoot Beach Teas I got the idea about 3 years ago to create a nice tea and have it look like the beach.  I even thought of putting some sort of seashell candy inside of the tea so that 

Captain’s Galley

Captain’s Galley

          UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Summer Seafood, Sides, and Salads

Summer Seafood, Sides, and Salads

        I SEA You’ve Caught Us! Enjoying a Summer of Seafood, Sides, and Salads We decided to start another seafood webpage.  If you would like to check out our other one, then click here: Gordon and Julie Seafood We plan on bringing 

Our July 4th. Tribute to the Movie JAWS (1975)

Our July 4th. Tribute to the Movie JAWS (1975)

        Amity Island Welcomes You We are Gordon and Julie 1975 ———————————————————- Enjoying my Shark Tea and a good book. —————————————————— Salt Water Taffy I have had a love affair with Salt Water Taffy at the shore my entire life.  It’s tradition.  

Asian Steamed Buns, Bao and Manapua

Asian Steamed Buns, Bao and Manapua

            Gordon’s Homemade Manapua ——————————————————————————— Aloha! Steamed buns, such as Manapua, are very popular in the islands of Hawaii.  We should know as we lived there for 13 years.  Our children were raised on Manapua.  They were the perfect little 

The Pot Thickens…  Musings of an Amateur Cook

The Pot Thickens… Musings of an Amateur Cook

          Hi!  Welcome!  So happy to have you here! My name is Julie Lancaster-Whann and welcome to my: The Pot Thickens…  Musings of an Amateur Cook So, what makes me an ‘Amateur?’  Easy!  I don’t get paid! And, because I don’t 

A Star Wars CLUE For Christmas

A Star Wars CLUE For Christmas

      The Death Star (That’s no moon, that’s a space station.  Obi Wan Kenobi) ———————————————————— Welcome to a Whann Christmas in the Galactic Empire ——————————————————– Christmas Morning (Brodie Whann and Mackenzie) Captain Tarkin Crunch Hurry!  I’ve poured the blue milk! Darth Vader Prize 

Mother’s Day on the Lanai

Mother’s Day on the Lanai

              UNDER CONSTRUCTION                                 Happy Mother’s Day, Julie

Grillin’ With Gordon and Brodie at Home, Mackenzie’s Birthday

Grillin’ With Gordon and Brodie at Home, Mackenzie’s Birthday

        Hello Welcome to our Backyard Lanai This is where we spend a lot of our time in the spring, summer, and autumn.  It is a nice big area where we can spread out and entertain, even if it is just for 

Pork, Sausage and Mustard

Pork, Sausage and Mustard

        Welcome to Pork, Sausage and Mustard From the Kitchen of……. Gordon and Julie Today, we will be making MUSTARD, and lots of it! At this writing we are in the middle of a pandemic, the Coronavirus/Covid 19. Gordon and I decided 

From The Smith House to The Whann House, For Easter

From The Smith House to The Whann House, For Easter

        The Smith House History Cookbook (Only in the south do you find teaspoons.  Especially in silverware sets.) —————————————————– Easter, 1970 Me, my little brother Johnny and my mother, Mary Keith in our front yard in Dahlonega, Georgia. (Although my mother does 

Breakfast With Brodie and Mackenzie

Breakfast With Brodie and Mackenzie

          Good Morning Welcome to Breakfast with Brodie and Mackenzie  We have a few menu items you might enjoy. ———————————————————- Bagel and Lox Ingredients: One Bagel (I use the Everything or Egg style bagels.) Smoked Salmon (I use Fresh Market’s Nova 

Fruit

Fruit

        Dessert, Anyone? I made a Fruit Salad yesterday and I was just fixing to spoon some over a nice Pound Cake I bought. Would you care to join me? ———————————————————–   There is nothing prettier to me in the Spring and 

Santa’s Elves Kitchen Favorites

Santa’s Elves Kitchen Favorites

    Merry Christmas   Hello My name is Julie and I am 59 years old.  I first met Santa when I was 2 year’s old at Riches Department Store in Atlanta, Georgia and I’ve been a big fan ever since. Gordon and I have 

Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine

        Good Morning! Rise and Shine! Our Sunny Kitchen Table —————————————————————– Is Everybody Hungry?  Juice?  Coffee?  Oh, I know, how about our: Whole Wheat Heaven and Heat Breakfast Muffins? Don’t they smell absolutely delicious? If you’d like the recipe scroll down the 

Kayak Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida

Kayak Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida

        Me, Taking a Kayak Photo Making Plans for our Mermazing Kayaking Trip to Weeki Wachee Springs Me, Taking a Kayak Selfie ———————————————————- Rise and Shine Kayaker’s Breakfast Today we will be spending our day kayaking Weeki Wachee Springs in Central Florida.  

Cooking With Brodie and Mackenzie, Onion Soup

Cooking With Brodie and Mackenzie, Onion Soup

          Onion Soup Topped with Toasted Bread and Melted Crusty Cheese (Pork Tenderloins and Grilled Asparagus compliments of Gordon.  Recipe write up at the bottom of this post.) We would like to introduce to you our son Brodie and his girlfriend 

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

          ——————————————————————– Happy Valentine’s Day I have always loved Valentine’s Day. Probably because my birthday is the day before and I’ve always had these two great days together. I Love You, Julie I know this may sound ridiculous but when I 

Julie’s Southern Birthday Low Country Favorites

Julie’s Southern Birthday Low Country Favorites

      Birthday Sweet Beignets ——————————————————- A Birthday “Cake” of Crab Stuffed Beignets With My Magnolia Tree ——————————————————- Welcome to My Southern Birthday Low Country Favorites This year for my birthday my husband asked me what I wanted?  You see, we don’t normally eat 

Black and White Pearls

Black and White Pearls

        Black and White Pearls Our Very Elegant Pickled Pearl Onions and Balsamic Pearls How About An Elegant Edible Gift? Welcome to The Recipe, Gordon and Julie ——————————————————————- Be Sure To Also Check Out Our: Pickled Purple Pearls Also Check Out Our: 

Shoo Fly Pies

Shoo Fly Pies

          Shoo Fly Pies (Literally and Figuratively) Gordon was born in Pennsylvania in 1965.  The Whann family grew up around the food and cultures of Pennsylvania.  Germantown, The Amish, The Pennsylvania Dutch, The Mennonites….  They had friends that had a restaurant 

In a Christmas Pickle

In a Christmas Pickle

      From The Kitchen Of……. UNDER CONSTRUCTION ———————————————————- ———————————————————– ———————————————————— ——————————————————————- ———————————————————- Be Sure To Also Check Out Our: Pickled Purple Pearls —————————————————— AND, Black and White Pearls ————————————————————–       ————————————————————— Roasting Pearls on the Grill ——————————————————— UNDER CONSTRUCTION Clutching My 

Julie 2020 Blogging

Julie 2020 Blogging

        Hey Y’all!  (Getting Back to my Roots.) Welcome to Julie 2020 Blogging I sincerely hope that this year will be a good year for all of us. If you are a regular reader of my blogs then welcome back.  I will 

Current Website Events

Current Website Events

      The Bulletin Board pictured above is hanging in our Hallway.  I put it there when we bought our house, and moved in.  Nothing ever seems to get taken off of it although for some reason we keep cramming things into it through 

Kitchy Kristmas

Kitchy Kristmas

    Merry Kitchy Kristmas My name is Julie, and our dogs are Spooky, (the Chihuahua) and Sparky, the Chug. I am standing in our Kitchy Kristmas Nook. I Want to Welcome You to our Kitchy Kristmas! You will not find beautiful magazine photographs of 

Weeki Wachee Weekend for Christmas

Weeki Wachee Weekend for Christmas

            It’s December, 2019, a beautiful weekend for the two of us to get away and immerse ourselves in all things Weeki Wachee Springs, and Mermaid’s.  🙂  Weeki Wachee is a State Park in Florida located in Spring Hill.  It 

Feliz Navidad a Casa Whann

Feliz Navidad a Casa Whann

            ————————————— SHOPPING, DAY OF…….Feliz Navidad O.K.  I’ve got my lists. Right Here!  ——————————————————— We have our Feliz Navidad on Saturday.  I think Joseph is coming so we need to include him.  Veronica is in Tennessee now but she will 

Our Haunted Honeycation

Our Haunted Honeycation

          COMING SOON!!!!! OUR HAUNTED HONEYCATION Honeycation:  A Honeycation is a Vacation and a Second Honeymoon combined.  The term was originally coined by a woman who resides in the state of Florida whose name is Julie Lancaster-Whann.  That would be ME! 

Pumpkin Carving Party

Pumpkin Carving Party

            Happy Halloween! Welcome to The Pumpkin Patch Ready to Pick Out Your Pumpkin? ———————————————————— Halloween,  2019 Hoarding Pumpkins Throughout the House ———————————————————— To kick off our Halloween celebrations we all went to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights for the 

A. Hitchcock CLUE for Halloween

A. Hitchcock CLUE for Halloween

            Welcome to our Halloween Home We are Gordon and Julie and we LOVE Halloween, and Alfred Hitchcock! ———————————————– Psycho! I’ll be out of the shower in a minute!! COMING SOON FOR HALLOWEEN!!!!! Lock your doors and windows. You awake 

“Old” Miami

“Old” Miami

        Welcome to “Old” Miami I had originally entitled this post “Vintage Miami” because I wanted to harken back to those lovely old days of Miami in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.  But the name “Vintage Miami” kept bothering me.  It just