Good Morning my friends... Old and new.
Today I have a wonderful recipe to share, but more I have a favorite blogger (from my old blogging life) that I want to introduce. You've heard the term, "brother from another mother", Well Penny and her husband Dave I consider my sister from another mother. I enjoy everything about Penny, her husband, her culinary skills, her life in retirement and the glimpses that she shares on her blog, LAKE LURE COTTAGE KITCHEN.
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The Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen
But once a year they load up the car and head to a winter home in Florida (I believe before retiring they lived in Florida and summered in Lake Lure. Now I think they consider themselves living in Lake Lure and wintering in Florida). I am always a little sad to read when they head south. Just seems they ought to live their life in their beautiful lake front home year round. Penny does a lot of decorating and her Dave has done LOTS of renovations (adding entire floors to an existing 600 sq ft cottage). You have to dig deep into her archives to find her renovations posts, but the place has certainly come a long way since she started her blog.
Her Dave does an annual motorcycle trip. This year Dave did the trip of his dream, starting in NC and riding cross country, internationally and ending above the Arctic Circle in Alaska!
To the left, he is getting a proper sendoff from their granddaughter...
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To see his Blog, RidingwithDave.Blogspot.com
I take a look at his map each year and see her Dave rides only a fraction of an inch from Kansas City (of course it is a map of the entire US, so that could be several hundred miles). Despite bribing him with a hot shower, comfortable bed and the story of how my Jackie was escorted to the city limits of Sturgis, SD by the police and told to never return (a great story every biker would want to hear), I have not convinced Dave to take a break from his ride in KC... But next year I will try again.
And something to look forward to, this was Dave's dream trip. Penny has made a deposit on an apartment in Paris where she will stay longer than a tourist for a feel of the left bank and Parisian life! Looking forward to those posts.
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A very special Dinner Party!
I could go on and on. Penny, her Dave and her blog is just one of my very favorite people. But, we have never met. I have a handful of bloggers that I envision meeting one day. Penny is at the top.
And one more story. See that picture just above. That is from a newspaper article that was written about a skinny (her words) Penny, her Dave (with hair) and their friends that took cooking lessons together (from celebrity chef from the past, author Irena Kirshman back in 1975. 34 years later, their friends got together and recreated their dinner. Just one of those posts that stuck with me for nearly two years. Wonderfully written, a great story and just a fun read. A perfect example of how much fun it is to follow Penny's blog.
Oh yeah... One more reason...
I have stolen ... um I mean been inspired by several of her recipes (just two days ago I mentioned a red pepper pesto I added to my steak pinwheels that has become a monthly staple for me to make). She has always been encouraging and supportive no matter what damages I did to her original recipes. In fact, when I had a question about this recipe while I was making it, she was able to answer an email for me. As hobbyist cooks go, she is about the best around.
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Penny's Original Recipe!!!
Thanks Penny... a real winner!
So, if I have tweeked your interest in Penny and the Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen Blog, head on over and say HI for me!
And for a quick look at what she blogs, click on the logo link image to the right. You will see all the eRecipeCards that Penny has submitted to eRecipeCards.com. You can add her recipes to your eRecipeBox (once you have a free account).
See how useful the site is and how easy it is to find new favorite bloggers!
These posts continue to highlight bloggers and recipes that I have found on "eRecipeCards.com"..