My OLD Clam Chowder recipe which I got from my Sister-In-Law many years ago has always been a favorite…and it ALWAYS gets compliments! My goal for the RECIPE section of this blog is to get the recipes as well as a photo of all my family’s favorite dishes (little by little). So…the photo is NEW, but the recipe is pretty old! It’s TRIED AND TRUE! If you try it, let me know what you think! It’s really easy….but delicious!
I recently posted about volunteering at the local tulip festival and I mentioned wanting to read Alexandre Dumas’ book THE BLACK TULIP. I did read it, and a few of you were wondering how I liked it, so I thought I’d give it a quick review:
First of all….I was PLEASANTLY SURPRISED that this book was pretty short. I was kind of expecting it to be like Dumas’ other books (Count of Monte Cristo = 1276 pages; Three Musketeers 784 pages!!!)…but it was only in the 200′s, yeah!
I liked this book! Nice, fast and good read! It had somewhat of the same theme as Count of Monte Cristo in that the main character was incarcerated (but innocently, of course). I love books that have a little history and a little romance and this one did. There wasn’t any real surprises….I always knew exactly who the good guy was and who the bad guy was and, in the end, the good guy would win. So, no suspense, but that’s ok. I thought it was interesting that this book DID have the typical lover’s triangle, BUT one of those ‘lovers’ was an object (the black tulip) rather than another person.
I’d recommend this book! Especially since the time commitment wasn’t huge ) I liked it, but didn’t LOVE it. (Those are reserved for a very few). If you read it, let me know what you think!
Also, according to eHOW.com:
In 1850, Alexandre Dumas published a novel called “The Black Tulip.” This publication brought attention to the idea of and the search for a truly black tulip.
No tulip, or any other flower or plant, can ever be purely black and lacking any color, according to the technical director of the International Flower Bulb Center in the Netherlands.
Have a great day everyone! Do or learn something NeW!
I love, loVE, LOVE coconut! YUM! So when I noticed this recipe for Almond Joy Bites at Will Cook For Smiles, I had to try it! I also had to share some of these delicious morsels with a neighbor…simply because it was just too dangerously fattening to have all these sitting on MY kitchen counter! Spread the JOY, right?!?
Have a terrific day everyone!!! Learn or DO something NEW today!
Hello! Aren’t tulips BEAUTIFUL!!!!???!!! I volunteered at a local tulip festival today and after my shift, I just had to go around and take some pics of these fabulous beauties! Did you know there are over 109 different species of tulips? Wowza! Check these out:
AND look at this interesting one…an upside-down tulip! I tried to search for the actual name and one website had a similar looking one (only in red) and said the locals in Turkey call it the Weeping Bride Tulip. But if any of you know the actual name of this specie, please leave me a comment and let me know!
Also, now I think I want to read Alexandre Dumas’ book ‘The Black Tulip’! I’ll let you know my review on that in a later post. I also need to enter a to-do item on my calendar for the fall: Plant more tulip bulbs!!!
Have a great day everyone! Go and do or learn something NEW!
Wow! This week (and last week) has WHIZZED by! I guess I’ve been overly busy with things. Along with all the ’normal-life’ activities…I took a fun NEW class on Photoshop last week and went to a Family History conference this week. All GOOD stuff….so I have some NEW stuff in my brain. Yeah!
I realized I hadn’t been out shooting much this week, but wanted to continue with the Alicia’s Project Nurture Photography Challenge. This week’s theme is green(easy!), so I hurriedly went out to the backyard and took a pic of the lilac bushes…just starting to bud and blossom. Therefore, here’s my entry for this week (above).
So…about this NEW genealogical stuff in my brain: I want to share one GREAT thing that’s happening in the world of family history. There’s a project underway called the “Preserve The Pensions – War of 1812″. When its completed, it should be wonderful! One of the presentations I attended today explained that in order for people to get their military pensions, they had to prove they were entitled to them. Makes sense, right? However!…Since they couldn’t just go down to the copy-shop and make a copy of their marriage certificate, family bible or other important documents..guess what many did!?!?! They TORE OUT the page of the family bible, (for instance the ‘Marriages’ page) and sent THE ORIGINAL into the government as proof they were married to the soldier and should be eligible for benefits! WOW!!!! So this project is in the process of digitizing all the files… (all those original documents)! Such a GREAT thing! They have a long way to go and it’s expensive, so they’d like donations. What they have digitized so-far is free on Fold3.com. Check it out!
Have a great day and DO OR LEARN SOMETHING NEW!
Linking to: Project Alicia
Friday evening, my husband and I attended a meeting and he had to be there early to set up. So I dropped him off and went shooting. I captured these beautiful blossoms and I liked how the sun was shining on the ivy around these trees. (plus the nice vertical/diagonal lines). I hope to get out more this week and shoot something NEW! Have a terrific week!
I tried this NEW recipe recently. And it’s a KEEPER!!! I took a batch of these yummies to a social a few weeks ago. My husband was chatting with some 12 year old boys that were visiting the dessert table (more than once)! He asked them which cookie they liked best, and they loved these the best! They did NOT know who brought them…so this was a blind study ) Lovely combination of flavors and easy, eaSY, EASY to put together! Try them!
I found the recipe HERE.