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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on Nov 25, 2009 in Events and Experiences | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving!

Around this time, a prayer I learned as a child from my mother comes to mind:

Thank you for the world so sweet

Thank you for the food we eat

Thank you for the birds that sing

Thank you God, for everything

– E. Rutter Leatham

I loved the simplicity of this poem and it always evokes childhood memories for me.  I remember sitting down with my mother and saying it over and over until I had it memorized.  I looked up the author of this poem and found it here.

It was a beautiful day today, perfect for sitting outside with friends.


It is not complete without the guava punch.


A table set with napkin rings made out of paper beads.


Sweet sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves.


Salted eggs



Turkey cup cakes that someone brought over to share.


Here’s to all the things that we’re thankful for….


Delicious Cream Caramel by my friend Susie.





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Guavas and Guava Punch

Posted on Oct 27, 2009 in Musings | 1 comment

It’s that time of year again when we count our blessings and muse about the things we should be thankful for.  I harvested today fruits from our guava tree.  I look forward to this time of the year when it gives us delicious guavas.  Somehow, biting into one evokes childhood memories for me.  I remember that my grandfather used to make delicious guava jellies, he would boil them, after that he would put them in a strainer to take the seeds out and  put lots of sugar to make it into guava jellie.


I have a recipe I kept from Martha Stewart magazine for Guava punch, I like it because it is simple, it only has three ingredients.  I have made this for friends and always gets compliments.

  • 2 quarts chilled guava nectar (sold in cans or frozen concentrate in Latino groceries and some supermarkets).
  • 3 fresh guavas
  • 2 chilled bottles of champagne or sparkling wine

Directions:  Combine guava nectar and champagne in a punch bowl, add guava slices, serve over ice and enjoy!

Taken from: Martha Stewart Living July/August 1995


What are you thankful for today?


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