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Currently: The Hurricane Dorian Edition

Currently: The Hurricane Dorian Edition

Note:  I wrote this over the last few days as we were waiting (and waiting) for Hurricane Dorian to approach the Georgia coast.  I’m VERY happy to report that we saw very little of Dorian in our area, and all is well here.  I’m currently (HA! but seriously) praying for the Carolinas who are getting roughed up by Dorian as we speak and for those brave, exhausted souls in the Bahamas. That said, let’s get to the actual post! Hello…

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Currently – August 2019

Currently – August 2019

I totally missed last month’s Currently link up. I was going to do a UK Vacay Edition and might still backtrack and do it.  For right now though, I’ll play along with this month’s prompts from Anne at In Residence. I am CURRENTLY… ordering:  espresso powder.  I’ve been wanting some for months now and finally ordered it.  Now I just need to bake with it!  Hmmmm.  Any suggestions for a chocolate recipe that can be amped up with espresso powder?…

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UK Vacay – Fun Food

UK Vacay – Fun Food

Today I’m sharing a few foods from England and Scotland that Americans, in particular, might find interesting! I had fun watching for them on our trip! Let’s start with sandwiches. Ham and cheese? Turkey and Swiss? Nope! Check our these sandwich flavors! Chickpeas with sultanas, red pepper, spinach, and spiced mayo on onion seed bread! Sultanas are basically raisins, jut FYI. Want something simpler? Less exotic?!? Behold! Cheddar cheese and pickle! Here’s what I chose. Honey roasted and boiled egg!…

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UK Vacay – The Food!

UK Vacay – The Food!

Today I want to share some of my favorite meals from our trip to England and Scotland.  Poor England has a bad reputation for food, but we really do like most of it.  We’re all about pub grub! Speaking of pub grub, fish and chips is always a good go-to. Jacket potatoes (baked potatoes) are also a reliable choice. Let’s go ahead and address the haggis issue!  I decided that I really couldn’t spend a week in Scotland and not…

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CharcuterWHAT?!?

CharcuterWHAT?!?

You guys.  Have you discovered the magic of charcuterie boards yet?!?  My first charcuterie experience was at Sweet Grass Dairy‘s Cheese Shop in Thomasville, Georgia.  I was smitten.  Cheeses.  Jams.  Pickles.  Nuts.  Oh, man! Lately I’ve started creating my own charcuterie boards for my evening meals on days when I’m hungry, don’t want to cook, and want to keep things super simple.  I use a small bamboo cutting board, and I add berries, a few pieces of whatever cheeses I…

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UK Vacay: Beauty from Ashes

UK Vacay: Beauty from Ashes

Welcome to one of the most beautiful little gardens in London!  The remains of St. Dunstan-in-the-East are tucked away not too far from The Tower of London, and they’re well worth the walk. St. Dunstan-in-the-East was built around 1100 (1100, you guys!) and went through several changes over the years.  The Great Fire of London in 1666 caused great damage to the church, but it was patched up.  A few years later Sir Christoper Wren designed a new tower and…

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Springtime Adventure List – Final Update

Springtime Adventure List – Final Update

Welcome to OutAndBack!  I totally forgot to post my second update to my Springtime Adventure List, and now it’s time for the final update since summer begins today.  Whoopsie!  Let’s see how I did!  (If you like to start at the beginning you can see my original list HERE and my first update HERE.) ✅ Take my parents on a mystery trip.  Done!  Click HERE to find out where we went and what we did! ✅ See Casting Crowns in…

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UK Vacay – The Bookish Things

UK Vacay – The Bookish Things

One of the most exciting things on my Springtime Adventure List was a trip to England and Scotland!  Now that we’re back home and have nearly conquered the jet lag, I’m excited to start sharing parts of our trip with you guys.  First:  The Bookish Things!  *insert happy squeal of joy here!*   London is one of my favorite places on earth!  I really do love this city.  In all of our visits there when we lived in England, I…

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Currently – May 2019

Currently – May 2019

This month’s CURRENTLY prompts are:  admiring, playing, borrowing, remembering, and finishing.  Right now I am CURRENTLY… admiring:  all things green!  Gene and I went camping last weekend, and I just could NOT get over all the lush greenness everywhere!  I mean, LOOK at this!   And these green sneakers too!  I’ve been admiring them for weeks now!     playing:  The Story of My Life: Lea Salonga Live from Manila.  As I told you guys earlier, we saw Lea in…

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Springtime Adventure List – Update 1

Springtime Adventure List – Update 1

It’s time to check in and see how I’m doing on my Springtime Adventure List.  (HERE is my original post and thoughts on each item on the list.) ✅ Take my parents on a mystery trip.  Done!  Click HERE to find out where we went and what we did! ✅ See Casting Crowns in concert.  Done!  We saw Casting Crowns at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida and had a GREAT time!  Daily’s Place is a fairly new venue.  It’s a…

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