Author Archives: RitaElizabeth

About RitaElizabeth

I'm a recently widowed wife and mother who loves to use ideas and experiences from travel to enrich my family's life at home. I blog to share ideas with you and to hear your ideas and comments.

Wrapping things up–more than one way

Imagine a world without Post-it notes. I hate to admit it, but that’s a world I’m old enough to remember. On my first full-time job, when I was very, very young <grin>, I often had to set paperwork aside with … Continue reading

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God Bless America, God Bless Us Everyone

I pray for peace and justice for all the world.

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How sweet is the custom of Lily-of-the-Valley

A lovely custom for a lovely flower: May Day’s romantic gift, lily-of-the-valley Continue reading

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My Once and Future Royals (Part III)

On a royal morning in California, wife and mom celebrates with people across the Pond, united in spirit with friends in Britain as wedding festivities dance on. Continue reading

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My Once and Future Royals (Part II)

A California gal’s reminiscences of London and her solution to watching the wedding time zones away. Continue reading

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Keeping the fat in Tuesday

All roads lead to Rome, they say, but on Fat Tuesday, all roads lead to New Orleans, Rio, Venice, Marseilles, and more. Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday–convenient opportunities to pig out and then return to one’s goals. Continue reading

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Après the valentines: Francesca’s delicious lemon-leek chicken

Here’s a delicious recipe to serve over rice: Francesca’s lemon/leek chicken. Authentic Italian recipe, from the kitchen of my friend, Francesca, who lives in one of the cities that hosts Carnavale (aka Mardi Gras), the city of Viareggio iin Tuscany. Continue reading

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