Having a great weekend – every weekend!


Now that the summer is officially over – in many parts of the USA it is not actually cold yet! Certainly in California we are still living in a heat wave and a drought. So entertaining outdoors during the day calls for cool food!!

Here is a Cool Food Recipe – enjoy!

Apple Celery Almonds and Watercress Salad


2 Fuji Apples peeled cored and cut into small pieces

  • 4 stalks of celery scrapped and cut into small pieces
  • 4 cups of baby arugula torn into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup of Marcona Almonds
  • 4 sprigs of watercress leaves torn into pieces
  • 1/4 cup shaved parmesan
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup of lemon juice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients together except the olive oil and lemon juice and watercress.
  2. Whip and combine the oil and juice and sprinkle over when ready to toss and serve
  3. Sprinkle the watercress over the salad to garnish


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About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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