“Yesterday and Futures Past”- Sad to Say Goodbye

To all those who have left us here… you are remembered with love. For Lloyd (Top row: (2nd from the left,) John McDonald (3rd from the left) and John Shave (4th from the left) and Sappho the dog.


Cold Duck Commune/Band 1969

Once there was a way (1)

Where you were, when you were, full of hope. I will not forget those days. © CKatt 2019

Friends have passed away,

but they are not gone

Just beyond the valley

they still play their songs

together again.

Full of hope.

I am still dancing

in the wings

and singing

to your memory.

Keeping hope alive.

CKatt August 23, 2019

“Once there was a way to get back homeward…” Beatles tune: Golden Slumbers

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

Peace wherever you live.



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Farmers Market Day = Lyndale Farmers’ Market Day – Sunday

A morning at the Lyndale Farmers’ Market. Sunday sites, sounds and delicious smells from the food booths there is something for everyone! Meet me at the Giant Chicken.The Giant Chicken!

And there were vegetables! I found tarragon. They were out of oregano. All these luscious vegetables and sundry products are at their peak! Who can resist? I made soup. Cleaned out the fridge soup!

Have a great week.

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen,

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Peach Chutney Recipe = Easier Than Pie

Peaches are around now in the stores. I bought a package of five with the thought of making a peach pie. Sure, why not? Eh, trying to eat less bakery foods made me rethink the peach pie plan.

I found an easy Recipe for Peach Chutney on the Better Homes and Gardens website. What. Did you think I should know this? It’s an easy recipe and goes great on chicken and all sorts of meats. I think I’ll try it on sweet potato. There are many recipes for peach chutney that are more exotic than this one.  This is wholly the recipe of the website of Better Homes and Gardens for Peach Chutney. It was simple to make.

The recipe called for either dried tart cherries or raisins. Neither dried tart cherries nor raisins were to be found in the cupboard. (Oops. Ate them all, that I did.) So I left them out. But I would have liked either one for the recipe.

Nonetheless, I admit it lacks a “little something” sweet without the extra raisins or cherries. Next time I’ll leave some for cooking peach chutney.

Peach Chutney recipe from Good Housekeeping 8-8-19

Peach Chutney: Next time with Raisins Please!


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion (1 large)
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
4 cloves garlic, minced
⅔ cup sugar
½ cup red wine vinegar
¼ cup lemon juice
½ teaspoon dry mustard
½ teaspoon ground allspice
Dash ground cloves
3 cups chopped, peeled fresh peaches (4 medium)
¾ cup dried tart red cherries or raisins

The link above will take you to the simple and helpful instructions. There are three steps.  After you assemble the ingredients you must blanche the peaches first. It tells you how to store the chutney too.

Martha Stewart’s recipe for blanching peaches worked like a charm and didn’t make mush out of the peaches.

Put an X with a knife on the bottom of the peaches very lightly through the skin. Plop 4 peaches at a time into boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Then quickly put the peaches into an ice bath in a bowl. The peach skins at the X roll back and are easily slipped off the peaches in no time. Violà!

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

Have a good day wherever you may find yourself.







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A Rose for Those Who are Lost to Our World – A Poem In Memoriam

CKatt May 31-2019

~ In Memoriam ~

A white rose for all of those

Innocents, who felled by hatred,

are lost to loved ones.

Grief so deep lets us arise against

the madness of spreading lies

Which rips the fabric of

our country and the Big world

Into a great divide.


Lay down your arms.

Stand by each others’ side

Join hands in peace

and cry out!


For all who are felled

let the rest of us remember

to speak for what brings us together

against the ever turbulent tide

That swells to overwhelm the good,

the honest, the wise, all the people,

Who want more than just to survive.

Let us live together.

“Let us live as One.” ~ John Lennon

John lennon poster

© CKatt 2019 John Lennon poster & quote

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

Peace to you wherever you may be.







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Friday’s City Garden Flowers = Morning Beauty

Walking back from the Co-op this a.m. local small city gardens lily flowers delights to see.

“May Peace Prevail on Earth” the sign reads. On this day and every day let’s work for peace.

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.