English Style Pasties

This is our take on a classic English dish. They are rich, hearty and full of flavor, plus they’re fairly easy to prepare. The perfect complement to our early-spring snow storm this weekend! English Style Pasties Filling: 1/2 onion, chopped 1 Tbs poblano pepper, diced 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 2 stalks celery, sliced thinly 1 … Read more

Mac Eclipse Setup

Having successfully resolved my PHP, phpMyAdmin and MySQL issues, I next turned to the task of getting the Eclipse software development environment up and running on my Mac. I started with the latest version, one that’s pre-loaded with the most needed bells and whistles: Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers. Note I said “most needed.” … Read more

PHP, MySQL and phpMyAdmin, on my Mac, Oh My!

I recently updated the web application hosting environment on my Mac (Leopard, 10.5.6 as of this writing) in order to support a local copy of Drupal. I have a local copy of TWiki, which is the wiki software we use the most at work, but as I begin using Drupal more and more, I decided … Read more

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Sheryl and I developed this recipe over the years and finally wrote it down. Enjoy! Chicken Salad Sandwiches makes enough for 3 sandwiches 1 Chicken Breast boneless and skinless (med in size) (baked at 325deg. covered for 1 hour) 1 cup mayo – not Miracle Whip 1/2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp … Read more

Schumann China, circa 1918-1929

We picked up an interesting set of china at an antique show in Wichita on Saturday. It was made by Schumann company, Bavaria (Germany), and was crafted sometime between 1918 and 1929. It provides service for 8, consisting of a coffee cup with saucer plus a small plate; the collection is perfect for coffee and … Read more

Mike’s Clam Chowder

I don’t know what took so long, but we finally got around to trying our hand at making New England style chowder. We love clam chowder and almost always order at least a cup if it’s on the menu, but had never gotten around to making it before. I’m pleased to say that our first … Read more

Bald Eagle at Kanopolis

A couple of weeks ago we took a Sunday drive out to the western shore of Lake Kanopolis. As we approached the lake, we spotted a bald eagle perched towards the top of some fairly tall trees. I quickly whipped out my camera and took a couple of shots, anticipating he would soon fly away. … Read more