Foods & Recipes, Kathryn Vaughn's Blog

Kathryn’s Blog: Holy Guacamole

Just thought this little tip would help you out in the kitchen… I know there are many recipes for making guacamole, but I’m just going in line with Lanette’s Lazy Recipes mode here! For starters, an avocado is best when it has turned uniformly brown. I’ve seen many people cut
Posted  on May 14, 2019
Kathryn Vaughn's Blog

Kathryn’s Blog: Active Eagles in Evansville

What a find! Not only does Evansville have a beautiful lake, with a lovely park and pool, it has its own pair of bald eagles nesting right in sight! While I was there this particular morning, a kind fellow with a powerful telescope let me have a look-see at the
Posted  on April 30, 2019
Kathryn Vaughn's Blog

Kathryn’s Blog: Birthday Dinner

Let me say that once again my son, Gregg, has found another fantastic place to have a great meal. Italian food is my favorite so he and his gal, Tara, took me to Osteria Papavero to celebrate. It’s not very big and it is not at all formal. Everything was
Posted  on April 15, 2019
Kathryn Vaughn's Blog

Kathryn’s Blog: Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center

The Oregon Public Library had a special presentation for anyone over six-years-old to come and see Dianne Moller show off three live owls. I am nutty about owls, so I joined a very attentive group to listen, learn, and witness these gorgeous birds of pray in action. As it was
Posted  on April 3, 2019
Kathryn Vaughn's Blog

Kathryn’s Blog: Little Switzerland

The best part about Spring is being in it! I recently took a trip to New Glarus, just because I could. The roads are no longer flooded and the ice is all gone. I have mentioned this neat town before because of the fantastic restaurant, The New Glarus Hotel, that
Posted  on March 23, 2019
Kathryn Vaughn's Blog

Kathryn’s Blog: Long Lunches are the Best Lunches

  This is Sally and Donna, my good friends, at Donna’s birthday lunch. Whenever I ask Donna how old she is, she airily waves a hand and says “old enough to know life is too short to not have what you want out of it.” That is her way of
Posted  on March 5, 2019
Kathryn Vaughn's Blog

Kathryn’s Blog: The Joys of Winter

Who was the clown who left my back window open during the snow storm? Me! It was also me who took this mystical shot (below) of the moon a few days after Christmas at 5:30AM. Many years ago, I spent one winter bitterly complaining about the cold, making every day a
Posted  on February 21, 2019
Foods & Recipes, Kathryn Vaughn's Blog

Kathryn Vaughn’s Oats & Groats

KV’s Oats & Groats (no wheat and lots of soluble fiber! I get my supplies in the live bins at the Yahara Co-Op.) In a 1 Quart sauce pan add: 1/2 cup oats 1/4 cup groats 1/3 cup steel cut oats 1/8 cup flax seed 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2
Posted  on January 26, 2019
Kathryn Vaughn's Blog

Kathryn’s Blog: Words of Wonder

As a writer, I am always mystified by words. I always want to know how they came about and why they stay around. These are my newest fascination–groups of things named differently and not in a way I would think. I’ll list them to show you what I mean: A
Posted  on January 17, 2019
Kathryn Vaughn's Blog

Kathryn’s Blog: Tea Time

Did you realize that happiness is an achievement? It’s true and I learned it on my tea tag yesterday. I’ve been drinking Yogi tea almost every day for months now because green tea is so good for you. Berry DeTox is my favorite, I don’t have to add anything to
Posted  on January 8, 2019