Christmas in July

Christmas in July — Fremont Presbyterian Church

The A/C’s are working overtime. In the Northern hemisphere, we sweat and wish for a spot on the beach. We wear flip flops, shorts, and tank tops. Freckles are in high bloom, the mosquitos begin to look obese, the grass could use some water and the garden starts to look wilted. Icecream low-carb, vegan and creamy deliciousness can be found in ever freezer, cold drinks are a must these days, and the kitchen gets a break when we grill and smoke outside. Yes, it is summer, just the way we like it. Continue reading

My Summer in the Alps

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Sometimes, very seldom, I feel something like homesickness, even though it’s not for a home or family, but rather for a tradition and or perhaps rituals I remember so vividly. Right about now, at the beginning of summer, I was always called back home to our farm in Austria. I got an extra week of vacation, like so many of us farm-children who had to help. Continue reading

Italian Rice-Melon Salad

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Cooking tasteful, heart-healthy meals containing less sodium has been quite a challenge. My husband, who now after his bypass surgery is considered a heart patient for life, has not been very helpful. The times of juicy burgers and fried foods are over. Sodium loaded soups, chili’s, stews, and gravies have been banned from my kitchen. Continue reading

Learning as a Teaching Bonus

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“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honor trampled in the sewers of baser minds. Continue reading