Wednesday, February 20, 2013


My son asked me to teach him chess. As I set up the chess board, I couldn't remember any of the names of the pieces. I could remember where the pieces went which is a good start. Then I showed him how the pieces moved on the board. It took me several times to explain to my son that he could not place the Queen where ever on the board. He did try some fancy moves but I would send the piece back for him to try again. I didn't play him to win but to teach him the game. From his vast experience of chess, he told me that I was a pretty good chess player. He is so sweet. At least, I remember his name.
Macerated Strawberries with zest of Grapefruit
1 lb. of strawberries
1/4 cup of sugar
2 tsp of grapefruit zest

  1. In a small bowl, mix the strawberries with sugar.
  2. Add the zest and mix well.
  3. Allow the fruit to sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.
Source Jen of Sweet Morris
Why so much sugar? It is the amount my children added before I stopped them. Why grapefruit zest? I couldn't find my lemon and it is what I had on the counter. Is it good? Oh, very good!

One year ago......................I made Mexican Chocolate Fudge-Pecan Cake.

Did you already know.........
-Chess originated from India.
-The pieces of chess are the rook, knight, bishop, queen, king, and pawn.
-The player with the white pieces goes first.

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