Simple Fresh Fruit Kabobs

This is a simple treat that you can make and serve to friends.  Or you can prepare these fruit kabobs to take on a picnic, even just for yourself to eat in front of the telly.

fruit kabobs (2).jpgRight now is that brief magical time for fresh native Vermont strawberries, so they are the center of my fruit kabobs.  The other fruit includes green & red grapes, green & orange melon cubes, plus fresh pineapple chunks.  That is it.  I even purchased those other fruits all cut for me in a fruit mix at my local natural foods co-op.  I took long cooking skewers and cut/broke them in half, about 5.5 to 6 inches long when divided.

I have an oval glass plate that depicts the Swan Boats in the Boston Public Gardens that is sentimental to me and I used it to plate my kabobs.  I then served them to the ladies of my book group when they met at my house.

Christmas at the Fairmount Copley Boston

It is a damp day here, not a snow flake in sight, and the puddles are deep. Still the hotel is comfy and they did a few little things to make the season special. They left a card, cute decorated sugar cookies — they only looks like gingerbread — with a sweet dreams note. But the most special holiday touch is the hotel’s black lab Carley wearing green and red…

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/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/256/12341173/files/2014/12/img_1156.jpg This is the first time I have attempted posting from my mini iPad so excuse that I have not quite got the formatting and editing down. MERRY CHRISTMAS to all.

I read it quite quickly

For those of you who requested a review of ‘flight of the sparrow’ by Amy Belding Brown I can say I enjoyed it very much.  Amazon delivered the paperback mid afternoon Friday and by bedtime Saturday I had finished it.  I am fond of historical fiction.  ‘flight of the sparrow’ tells the story of Mary Rowlandson, an English-born woman married to a Puritan minister living in 17th century New England and centers on her experience of being held captive by Native  Americans for 11 weeks during the time of conflict called King Phillip’s War (1675-1678) A more serious reader might want to read the account of Mary Rowlandson’s captivity that was published during her lifetime (1682) but I like it when someone else  wades through the period prose for me.  The book was so pleasurable a read that  I am putting the author’s ‘Mr Emerson’s Wife’ on my to read list.

 

 

Out of your reach

Sometime around the age of 8, 9, or 10 I saw a large doll at a store.dutch doll The store imported items from around the world. It would have been in the middle of the 1960s, long before the internet. The store might have been called Imports International. The doll had long blond braids, real wooden shoes, a little white cap and a lovely traditional Dutch dress. The exact details of the dress have faded from my memory. I do remember the price was more than my aunt and uncle were willing to spend. Needless to say my life went on just fine without that doll. I have yet to visit Holland or any other part of the Netherlands. If I do I am sure that doll will be on my mind. Had I received the doll I assume I would have loved her and taken good care of her. But perhaps it was a good lesson. Had I had the doll would the memory be so dear? I think not.

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