So Long Summer, Hello Whatever-Comes-Next

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. ~Celia Thaxter  It seems like just yesterday we were kicking off Memorial Day weekend with the traditional burgers-and-dogs barbeque, watching our pale-faced kids enjoy the warmth of the sun and the extra day light hours.  Last night we were doing the same, except we were toasting to the end of Summer 2011 in our fleeces, watching our sun-kissed children roam around in our neighbor’s backyard!  As with the end to every summer, I’m left scratching my head wondering where the time went.  Last … [Read more...]

Friday-Food-Frenzy: COOL Dishes for HOT Summer Days

With the weekend upon us, and the temperature mounting, I scoured MyJudytheFoodie for some recipes that'll provide a cool relief to the sweltering heat.  For the week's Friday-Food-Frenzy items, you'll get to enjoy two very quick and easy side dishes that will compliment any meal.  We've dealt with part of the meal planning for you.  Just print out the recipes, put them in your back pocket and try them this weekend alongside your barbecue.  And, don't forget to write in and tell us what you think (do you prefer Judy's Cole Slaw with Grapes and … [Read more...]

Camp Memories from Generation to Generation

There's a summer place Where it may rain or storm Yet I'm safe and warm For within that summer place Your arms reach out to me And my heart is free from all care For it knows There are no gloomy skies When seen through the eyes Of those who are blessed with love (Theme from "Summer Place" - Mom's favorite camp song) This past weekend was very emotional. I traveled with my family to Maine for my daughter’s camp visiting day.   Maine has always held a very special place in my heart.  From a waify 6-year old old to a sassy … [Read more...]


Everyone has summer on the brain.  The weather is warm. Schools are letting out.  Kids are headed to camps.  This week's Friday-Food-Frenzy recipes celebrate summertime.  They're quick-and-easy requiring very few ingredients and, they're light and refreshing to taste! The first recipe is more like a healthy snack.  I always remember Mom placing green grapes in the freezer to later peel and eat as a nice frozen treat.  This recipe, inspired by a good friend and cook, Claire Abenante, adds just a few unsuspected ingredients to the grapes that … [Read more...]