A Memorable Dog I Met

While watching  a 5K dog and owner race at the Silver Decoy winery in Robbinsville, N.J., I by chance had the opportunity to briefly meet this dog.   I spoke with the  foster owner about this adorable dog.  He said that he was rescued, that his back legs finally regained strength to walk on the grounds at the winery but he was not ready for a 5 K.  I petted him, he was very friendly.  I have been looking at his picture all week on my desktop computer.  The next night I searched for him on the Animal Rescue sites but could not locate him at first.  My husband did another search and found him on the “Blind Dog Rescue” web site.  There are about nine more photos of him on his feature page with his Bio. He is an Australian Shepard mix and I love his large paws. In good lighting, he can see larger objects and shadows. There is an application process to adopt a blind dog.  For this we need to have read about Blind dogs and  be interviewed.  Also monetary donations can be sent for him.

His name is FLOYD.

This is Floyd, he has an adorable Teddy Bear face.

Happy Friday!


Summer clouds and lifeguards at the beach


Please join in the fun of this meme for Friday.

Friday Fill-Ins:

1.  Chicken, pickles, potato salad, and watermelon is the best food to take on a picnic.

2.  Summer felt like it was here on Wednesday (in the 90’s), is a time to enjoy simple pleasures, watch the garden grow-tomatoes, splash in the pool, eat watermelon, feel the grass beneath your feet.

3.  I like to wear flip-flops.

4.  To love someone is a joyful experience.

5.    To walk going to a store from your house is not a good idea, because of the busy highway to cross, prefer to drive.

6.    When I crave food it’s usually sour, like pickles or green olives with the pimento.

7.  And as for the week-end, Today is my day off, both Saturday and Sunday ,I am working – grilling on the BBQ for dinner,  but Monday is a Holiday and day off, thinking of going to the Tour De Somerville Bike races to watch.

Blue Monday meme May 24, 2010

watching the waves break along the Atlantic Ocean from Asbury Park boardwalk

Good morning everyone, It’s the  Blue Monday meme.   One can post a photo or image with a little blue or a lot of blue, your favorite things, some scenery from a trip, anything that comes to your mind that you fancy.  The host is http://smilingsally.blogspot.com

Please click on the above website to view the rest of the participants in Smiling Sally’s Blue Monday meme.  Sally, still need to figure out how to copy and  paste the Blue Monday button  here.

Blue skies and ocean along Asbury Park's boardwalk.

Ruby Tuesday

Hello world, it’s Tuesday and time to display some photos with a red colour theme and link up with www.theworkofthepoet.blogspot.com

Bento Box lunch at Asian restaurant

Lunch out with friends on day off is a welcome refresher.

I just love to eat from a Bento Box.  See the red color in side the partitions.  The selection included Teriyaki chicken strips, vegetables,  California roll.  A  soup was served prior to the Bento Box’s placed before me with chopsticks.  I prefer to use the fork.

Swiss Chalet Marinade for Chicken

Swiss Chalet Marinade  ,  a Canadian recipe

Swiss Chalet Style Rotisserie Chicken Marinade

A Canadian friend buys this marinade and uses it for her BBQ chicken.  Since this is the first time that I’ve heard of this marinade, I searched for a homemade version.

This recipe is from the website recipe zaar.

Recipe #415018 | 2¼ hours | 10 min prep

By: Pink Diamond
Mar 1, 2010

The creator of this recipe, called Pink Diamond  had been playing with this spice combination for a while now and got it  as close as she’s  going to get it to the famous Canadian ”Swiss Chalet” rotisserie chicken.

Try it for yourself and enjoy !

SERVES 4 -6 , 1 whole chicken

Ingredients  :


  1. Mix all ingredients together in plastic bag. Poke holes into a whole chicken. Place chicken in bag and let marinade at least 6 hours.
  2. Cook chicken in rotisserie oven at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on weight of chicken.

Questions about this recipe

Comments are appreciated.  Please write me a note and let me know how this chicken marinade came out at your house.  Thanks for stopping by to visit.  Have a wonderful day!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (289g)Recipe makes 4 servingsThe following items or measurements are not included below:tomato soup mix
Calories 145
Calories from Fat 124 (85%)
Amount Per Serving %DV
Total Fat 13.8g 21%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 8%
Monounsaturated Fat 3.8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.5g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Potassium 42mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5.5g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Sugars 2.6g
Protein 0.6g 1%

Happy Saturday

dreaming of Kutztown fair in July!Telling a secret to the scarecrow!  Is it You have delicious kettle corn.

At the Kutztown Fair in 2006.

Dreaming of July!





The sign says "do not climb on chair", I wouldn't dream of it!

It’s Thursday!

MAY 13, 2010

Waking up earlier than I had planned or wanted to, I set out to add some photos to my other sites, in the Italian language for my friend Vivi  in Rovigo, Italy and Calabria.

Yesterday, I noted that I had a Lithuanian visitor, and decided to add translation for one of my Lithuanian recipes posted here on my blog called “Lithuanian Koshie” and also asked for comments to the recipe.

Pink Saturday


I love eating strawberries and this is one of the most delicious strawberry cupcakes with pink strawberry frosting from Sugar and Sunshine bakery.

Pink frosted strawberry cupcake

Cinco de Mayo is here- May 5, 2010

Feliz  Cinco  de Mayo

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, I am featuring a recipe with the name from one of the states in Mexico, Veracruz.

Pork Chops Veracruz

6 servings

1/4 cup bacon fat

1 2 cloves garlic, finely minced

6 thick pork chops

2 teaspoons dry mustard

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

3/4 cup dry white wine

3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onions

2 green peppers, cored, seeded, and cut into strips


1.  Heat the bacon fat and add the garlic.  Cook stirrring but do not brown.

2.  Smear the pork chops with the mustard and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Brown on both sides in the bacon fat and add the wine and orange juice.   Cook over low heat until the sauce is slightly reduced.  Add the onion slices and green pepper.  Cover the pan.

3.  Continue cooking over low heat until the chops are tender, for one  to one and a half hours.  If desired add more salt and pepper to taste.  Serve hot , with rice.


The New York Times International cookbook       by Craig Claiborne

Note:  I am so delighted with this cookbook.  I found it at a used booksale in town of Cranford, N.J.  a few years ago.  It’s my found treasure.

Cinco De Mayo History:

Cinco De Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.  The holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on  May 5, 1862.  The victory delayed the French advance on Mexico City.

In the United States, it is a date to celebrate the cultures and experiences of Americans with Mexican ancestry, much as St. Patrick’s day, Octoberfest and Chinese New Year are used to clebrate Irish, German and Chinese respectively.  Similarly, the Italian Americans  celebrate Columbus day.

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