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Guest Blogger—Belle

Are we all here? Good.   Emergency Meeting I have summoned you both to discuss a serious lapse in protocal. Yesterday afternoon, as you may remember, the back door was open. I took advantage of the situation to patrol the … Continue reading

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My just completed Halloween Diaorama

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Best daiquiri recipe

  Here is my favorite hot weather drink–The daiquiri. Simple, elegant, refreshing. I’ve tested daiquiri recipes for years, and this one is the best. From Beachbum Barry’s wonderful book Potions of the Caribbean. ¾ oz fresh squeezed lime juice 1 teaspoon sugar 2 … Continue reading

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Quote of the day from Cory Booker, Junior Senator from New Jersey.

  Don’t speak to me about your religion; first show it to me in how you treat other people. Don’t tell me how much you love your God; show me in how much you love all His children. Don’t preach … Continue reading

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Peach Daiquiri

Now that it’s summer fruit season, our local farmers market has awesome peaches. I’ve been trying to make a decent diaquiri with fresh peaches for years, and I think I’ve finally come up with a decent recipe. 1 medium peach, flesh … Continue reading

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Belle gives Performance Reviews

Good morning. Thank you all for coming. I know we’re all busy, busy, but these little sessions of ours facilitate the effectiveness of our team. So without further ado, I’ll begin. Blitz, let’s start with you. First of all, I … Continue reading

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If the news media were family members . . .

NBC:  Dad—He’s a car salesman and great at getting people to like him. Maybe he’s a little creative with the truth, but, hey, he feeds his family, right? Fox News: Grumpy Old Uncle‑He’s suspicious of everyone and everything. He hates … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger—Belle

Doing My Job Hi, everyone. Today I ‘m going to talk about my job. I have a very important place in my pack—partly because I’m so cute, partly because Harry loves me, but mostly because I’m good at my job. … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Last night we celebrated Mardi Gras with a real New Orleans-style dinner. The standout of the meal was the dessert–a recipe I came up with for the meal. It’s sinfully rich and worth every calorie.  White Chocolate Bread Pudding 1 … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? Miso-Glazed Cod

A simple Japanese-inspired recipe from the Food Network. Very good and low calorie. I serve it with steamed rice and sunomono. It’d be fine with Salmon, too.   6 (6-ounce) black cod fillets, or regular cod fillets 1/3 cup low-sodium blond … Continue reading

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