Diva Tasting: Solstice Halibut and Summer Fruit….

Keeping it fresh for the solstice..... Grilled Halibut with Spinach and Tomatoes Ingredients 4 (4 ounce) halibut filets salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 garlic clove minced, or to taste 2 cups roughly chopped spinach, or to taste 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 4 tablespoon chopped onion 4 tablespoon olive oil, or to …

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Diva Musing: Summer Solstice….

I, myself, honor the miracle of creation and the changing of the seasons that is a part of this glorious Universe we live in. It is a spectacular event, if you think about it.  Today marks the summer solstice and I thought we'd wax ethereally down that road together...Namaste, The Queen Cronista.... sum·mer sol·stice ˈsəmər ˈsälstəs,ˈsōlstəs/ …

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Diva Rambling: Gossip Cures…

I truly am on a kick to be a better Cronista!  However this morning I woke up and wanted to kick something.  Then I hugged my puppy who had been up all night chewing up the house and I felt better.  Then the day started ;~)  I wanted to rant about all the disorganized, non-visionary, …

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Diva Tasting: Braised Chicken & Vegetables…

Oven-Braised Chicken Thighs with Fennel and Olives Ingredients 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 3 Pounds Skinless, Boneless Chicken Thighs Salt And Ground Black Pepper To Taste 1 Bulb Fennel, Cut Into 1/4-Inch Thick Slivers 1 White Onion, Cut Into 1/4-Inch Thick Slivers 4 Cloves Garlic, Minced 1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Thyme 1 Dried Chile De Arbol …

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Diva Rambling: Stop the Gossip…

In my ongoing efforts to be a better Cronista, I read this article to remind myself that words do hurt! You may take a couple of days to digest this one for yourself.  Then I'll publish the 6 tips to avoid the gossip addiction.  I am particularly thankful to Sally Kempton at:  https://www.yogajournal.com/yoga-101/6-ways-to-stop-yourself-from-gossiping-and-why-it-matters   for …

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Diva Tasting: Caprese Portobellos…

CAPRESE STUFFED GARLIC BUTTER PORTOBELLOS  Now… garlic butter smothered portobello mushrooms stuffed and grilled with fresh mozzarella cheese, grape tomato slices, and drizzled with a rich balsamic glaze! Serves: 5­6 Ingredients Garlic Butter 2 Tablespoons Butter 2 Cloves Garlic, Crushed 1 Tablespoon Freshly Chopped Parsley Mushrooms: 5­6 Large Portobello Mushrooms, Stem Removed, Washed And Dried With …

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Diva Tasting: Breakfast/Dessert Fritter Cobbler….

Fritter Delight Cobbler Ingredients 12 Apple Fritters 1 (14 Ounce) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk 4 Eggs, Beaten 1 (29 Ounce) Can Sliced Peaches, Not Drained 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon 1 Pinch Salt ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1/2 Cup Butter, Melted 1 (16 Ounce) Package Confectioners' Sugar 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract Directions Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F. …

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Diva Musing…. Healing Herbs for The Garden…

I'm on a health kick as we continue to plant our gardens.  I'm a firm believer in alternative healing physical and medicine.  Whether it is holistic, Ayurveda; Native American, Shamanic or Oriental.  They all lend wonderful healing to the world.  God's pharmacy as I like to call it.  Study, discern, listen to your body....Heal!!   …

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Diva Tasting: Hungry Man Pasta Salad….

Just a little hearty treat for summer meals.  Hope you enjoy.  You can be as creative with this as you like.... Namaste, The Queen Cronista Serves: 10-12 INGREDIENTS • 1 pound dried mini pasta shells • 1 pound Hickory Smoked Bacon, diced • 1 pound lean ground beef • 1 teaspoon cumin • pinch of red …

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