Combine 1 drained can cannellini beans, 1 cup chopped drained giardiniera (Italian pickled vegetables) plus a splash of brine from the jar, 1/4 cup diced provolone and 2 tablespoons each chopped parsley and olive oil. Serve on toasted Italian bread.
Who doesn't love an easy appetizer?
Trust me peeps, if I can make it, you can! 😁
I'm loving this Food Network, 50 easy appetizers!!
A collection of nature themed poetry and prose by Joseph W. Scott. It has a "New Age" feel for an old world tradition of reverence and passion for our environment. A resident of Massachusetts, Joseph W. Scott has published three books of poetry, from which many of these works have been selected, and was nominated for Amateur Poet of the Year in 2003 by the American Poetry Society. A small percent of the proceeds from this book will go toward protecting our wildlife and their habitat.
Good Morning Joseph and welcome to my blog. Can you tell us a little more about yourself?
I grew up on
a small farm in Massachusetts. I am a
Veteran of both the Army and the Air Force.
I currently work as an Avionics Technician for the United States Air
Force. Avionics is what we call all the
electronic fight systems in an aircraft.
I studied wildlife and forestry conservation and volunteer for The
National Audubon society in trail clean ups.
I’ve been married to my wife Heather for a little more than 15 years and
have three children.
That's awesome!! Thank you so much for your service of this great country and continued service in Avionics!
For my readers who are saying, hey you're both from Massachusetts. Yes, Joe and I know each other. We attended the same technical high school and were in the same trade. Electronics.
Back to A Celtic Heart. Joseph, can you tell us a little more about your book and your inspiration behind the making of it.
“A Celtic Heart”
is a combination of my first three books:
Shades of Summers Past, The Forest Through, and The Romance and the
I do not want to say it is a
“best of” but more a Celtic oriented themed book of me. I wanted something that summed me up; the
essence of my work.
I am very happy with
the result. It is all three rolled into
one: Memories and a nature loving romantic.
Three is a magic number they say.
It has been my number since, well, as long as I can remember; maybe
because I am the third child in my family.
I have worn that number since I was a child in all the sports teams I
have played for so I felt it was fitting to roll the three books into one.
inspired by the natural world. The
wilderness, the oceans, the mountains, just everything about the Earth is awe-inspiring.
I find my muse along a brook in the middle of
the woods or on the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean. I humble myself before the majesty of nature
and in the process I find myself. I’m
not sure if it’s my “Scots-Irish” blood that draws me to the traditions of the
Celts but in my book “A Celtic Heart”, it was my intent to try and pass along
some of that tradition while also helping others to maybe find their own peace.
That is truly inspiring!! Joseph, thank you so much for blogging with me today!! Before you go, can you tell the readers, What is your favorite place to write? On Earth and Off 😊
There is a
spot in the woods near where I grew up.
Three fields and a small wooded patch where a brook runs and that makes
the most amazing sounds. There is a
crab-apple tree in the middle of one of the fields that is enormous and if you
read my book, well there you are. Many
of my poems are from that spot.
Earth,” the moon.
Cool Beans!! Again, Joe thanks for stopping by!! Say hi to Heather and the kids for me, stay warm up there and Merry Christmas!!
Mix 1/2 pound crabmeat, 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon each dijon mustard, lemon juice and chopped parsley, 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, and salt and hot sauce to taste. Serve with crackers.
After flying out on a 7 am flight to Tennessee for a conference on Tuesday and back in on Friday morning. I decided to go home and try to get some sleep. LOL.
I'm sure everyone has been there.
I'm still exhausted. Saturday was appointments to catch up on stuff and I'm supposed to be heading out here in a few, but I'm not even dressed. 😐 No, seriously, not even dressed. Still in PJ's with coffee #2, and hair flying everywhere.
I just want to stay home.
Not only to rest but I have major announcement coming in January!
So I'm pushing my limits to get stuff done.
NO, I'm not spilling until January. 😜
But if you want to be one of the first to know...
sign up for my newsletter, they'll find out first. 😝😀💋
Welcome to Neris, mercenary planet light years from our own Milky Way Galaxy.
Lieutenant Trea Padame, is not only the second in command of the mercenary warship Catalysts' security division, she's also hiding the truth that she's a Lady.
She is to take her father's seat as head of her family's house in the Eastern Lowlands unless she can find a warrior to take as her life mate.
First Commander Daniel Hedden of the Catalyst is a man who's used to men following his every command on duty and Trea following them in bed.
Can the warrior in him find the way to free his heart of past memories, forgive Trea hiding her identity from him and let an ancient revelation come true? Or will he disregard all and face losing Trea forever to an enemy who's set to take Trea and her village for his own?