A cool summer meal


Cooking is like snow skiing: If you don't fall at least 10 times, then you're not skiing hard enough. Guy Fieri Summer Pasta Salad..My Recipe 1 pkg spirally pasta--cooked accordingly to the package directions--drained and cooled 2 small ripe tomatoes, chunked 1 can of sliced, pitted black olives Sunflower Oil 6 large basil leaves, minced … Continue reading A cool summer meal

Country Roads, Rheinstetten


Sunday Drives are always lovely, especially with suprises. The Rhein, with aid from heavy rains, ran over its banks. There is a levy that blocks the road from Rheinstetten to the next town as it is unsafe to cross--being flooded. An adventure is wonderful--with a small price of just 2 liters of gasoline in the … Continue reading Country Roads, Rheinstetten

The Porcelain Palace–


Amazing day!! The chapel is not normally open to tourists-visitors but today, with special perimissin, Thomas and I not only got a tour of the private chapel on estate grounds but I also was given the opprotunity to cross something off my bucket list--our guide ENCOURAGED me, with full permission (without me even asking) to … Continue reading The Porcelain Palace–

AJ’s, Orchard, Colorado


Prime rib is always a good idea!!! Haake and I knew about this place for a while but we discovered recently that it has  Prime Rib specials on Friday evenings--and dinner is always more enjoyable with good company.     AJ's Corner Tavern24213 Hwy 39 Weldona, CO 80653 Phone number 1 (970) 645-9881