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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Boca Raton, FL- home of the Rich & Famous

A tour of where the rich and famous live and play.

I am very pleased that this recipe (a gift from Roberta Rich) is now living in one of the beautiful mansions of Boca Raton.

Italian Dessert Recipe Postcard
Italian Dessert Recipe Postcard by gramabarb
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"Thank you, Roberta"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Perfect Florida Destination

Sea Turtle Beach would be enough to make me want to go to Jensen Beach but then I looked at a Drone filmed video and the long spacious beach cemented my desire to visit Jensen, Florida.

Fly-over view of Jensen Beach, FL video

Excited tourists watching newly hatched sea turtles rushing to the water!
Stick with the video to the end as it is exciting to see them race for the water.!

Two of my recipes are now living in Jensen Beach, Florida. I'm so glad they are. Thank you for the visit.

Hearty Garden Soup Recipe Postcard
Hearty Garden Soup Recipe Postcard by gramabarb
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WAiT!... I can't go yet without learning more about life in Jensen Beach, Florida.
A 14 minute personal tour.

Enjoy the family soups. Thank You!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Voiron, France is Famous for its Chocolate

Voiron would be a wonderful place to visit and I am so happy that my recipes are now living there.
Voiron is famous for its chocolate.

A happy look at Voiron, France

Thank you for purchasing my family Lemon Recipe.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Home of Royal Delft (1653)

If I could go to Delft,Netherlands the place I would like to visit is the Royal Delft factory. But first it would be good to become familiar with the history.

I own a small piece of Delftware that was given me as a gift in the 1960s and I would love to see how it is made etc.

Impressions of Delft, Netherlands

Thank you to the person who bought this recipe.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Visit the Railroad Museum in Rosenberg, Texas

Welcome to Rosenberg, Texas

If I had a chance to visit Rosenberg the first place I would go to, is their wonderful Railroad Museum

Take a look at this excellent video and you will want to go too.
Truly a "must see" for all railroad history buffs.

Rosenberg Railroad Museum

My hope is that you will taste my popular Butter Tart Recipe when you go to Rosenburger, Texas.

Butter Tarts Recipe Postcard
Butter Tarts Recipe Postcard by gramabarb
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What will we find at LaSalle, Illinois ?

Everytime my recipe goes to a destination I have never been to, I am excited to explore to see what I would put on my itinerary of "things to do".
It didn't take me long to put the Volunteer canal boat on my list. It has all the features I love about living history replicas - right down to the very cool feature of the canal boat being pulled by mules.
Meet the two mules

The boat tour is about an hour long with a commentary of the local history but this video is only 4 minutes long. I enjoyed it very much.

I am happy my Hearty Garden Soup Recipe is now living in LaSalle, Illinois

Thank you.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ham-Nord, QC is a Village of Living History.

A wonderful Parade of 150 years of history in Ham-Nord, Quebec, Canada
Ham-Nord - Défilé du 150e - 29 juin 2014

It truly is a parade of living history.

I am proud to have one of my recipes go to a community with a strong pride in their history. My recipes are created with family history in mind.
Thank you for purchasing my daughter-inlaw's Rose Petal Jam recipe.

I put this very cool recipe box on my Amazon Wish List because my 4x6 Recipe Postcards will not only fit perfectly but the designs will look fantastic in the clear pink box! Or perhaps you will like the clear plain box.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

What is this fruit? Kumquat or what?

We had this discussion at our dinner table and the best we could do was take a wild guess and we decided it probably was a Kumquat.
It didn't take long to learn, once I got back to my computer, that we had been given cape gooseberries, also known as physalis
So then, What is a Kumquat?

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Kalispell is the gateway to Glacier National Park.

Kalispell, Montana: Discovery In Every Direction

Kalispell residents and tourists love a parade.
You learn alot about a community by watching their parade. Enjoy!

Thanks for buying one of my most popular recipes.

Fresh Apple Cake Recipe Postcard
Fresh Apple Cake Recipe Postcard by gramabarb
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Why do I sell ONE Recipe at a time? They said no one would come! Read the blog....

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tulia, Texas - Weather, History and Rodeos

Where weather is a topic of conversation. For example on "This day in History" note on Facebook you will read on Febrary 12 in 1899 Tulia, Texas recorded the coldest temperature ever recorded in Texas. Source on Facebook.

4/22/2015 Tulia, TX Wall Cloud, Hail Fog, Supercell and high winds

Watch some old video footage of a parade and you get a strong sense of history and community spirit.
Tulia Texas Parade 1953

Don't leave Tulia without going to a rodeo
Tulia Ranch Rodeo Wild Cow Milking

I love small towns, don't you? I am so happy I had a chance to learn about Tulia and it is all because someone bought my recipes and I just had to follow them to Tulia, Texas.
Thank you for giving the following recipes a home in Tulia:

Zippy Meatballs Recipe Postcard
Zippy Meatballs Recipe Postcard by gramabarb
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Just think how fantastic the Recipe Postcards will look in this clear pink recipe box?!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

They said, "No one would come!"

I dream daydreams. Most of them live short lives and then disappear but then there are dreams that linger for decades.
My sister and I would talked about ways we could pass our family recipes on to our children and grandchildren and that we "really should put together a family cookbook". Adding more fuel to the 'recipe dream'. It never happened as she passed away before she retired and we could not start our book.
Google arrived on the scene and everyone said, "no one would buy a cookbook when they could google it". They all said "No one would come!".

My 'field of dreams' would not die. I went back to my original recipe dream back in the 1970's where I dreamt I sold one recipe at a time from my Family Recipe Box. Each recipe would be designed by me with images from family stories of gardens, travel and history.
My idea was met with "No one will buy ONE recipe!" "No one will come!".

All too soon I hit the age of 70 years old and I was still daydreaming recipes. I was running out of time and needed to "BUILD and not worry about whether they will come or not!"
I started experimenting to see if my recipes would fit on the postcards and after days of adjusting and designing I finally published my first recipes and a couple of months later someone bought ONE recipe.

I did the Granny Happy Dance!

My personal field of dreams went to the world stage and "the people came"! Now you can Google 'recipes GramaBarb' and you will find my recipes. Now Google works for me not against me.

The first three Recipe Postcards that sold are:
Lemon Recipe (2011)
to 1. CT
to 2. NY
to 3. Russia

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Linger in Broomfield, CO - you will be glad you did!

I have never been to Colorado and I am sorry because it is so beautiful. So I lingered a little longer here when someone bought my recipes
A quick tour of Broomfield, Colarado

The Lark Bunting is the state bird of Colorado.
Lark Bunting singing video

If you have never been to Colorado you will want to Tour the entire State of Colorado

These are the recipes that travelled to Colorado

Zippy Meatballs Recipe Postcard
Zippy Meatballs Recipe Postcard by gramabarb
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Thank you for visiting.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Los Alamos, NM - a Secret Destination

Los Alamos
There was a time when Los Alamos could not be found on any map it was so secret.
The excellent video explains the history of that time period and the brings you up to 2014.

Los Alamos, New Mexico travel destination video

Two healthy recipes travelled to Los Alamos

Thank you for visiting. Please share.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Come with me to Albuquerque, NM, USA to the Pow Wow

Albuquerque, NM is the place to be every 4th weekend in April.
My recipe is at North America's biggest Pow Wow is in Albuquerque this weekend. It is so cool!

Another big event that would be fun to attend is the Balloon Takeoff from the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque.

Enjoy the recipe that travelled to New Mexico.

Thank you!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Two Paws up for Dallas,Texas

White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas
After a week in Dallas I was "head over heels in love" with it! It was filled to the brim with everything a person imagines about Texas. "BIG!" It certainly had a Texas personality and hospitality for visitors to enjoy.
So when over 20 different recipe postcards were recently purchased I had to take a virtual trip to Dallas.
It was hard to pick one feature to write about until I came across the words "Dog-Friendly Dallas". I screeched to a stop and checked the dog page out. Sure enough Dallas was BIG on dogs. This page features a long list of activities and places that will make you and your dog feel very special. click Dog-Friendly Dallas

Having fun at White Rock Lake Dog Park in Dallas

Looking for something to eat where you can take your dog too?
Bread Winners in Dallas

I am very happy my recipes now have a home in Dallas, TX.
Here is sample:

GramaBarb's Zippy Meatballs
Fresh Apple Cake
Orange Shortbread Cookies
Italian Dessert Recipe
Swedish Rusks Recipe

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Meet me at the Gazebo in Alvarado, TX

Downtown Alvarado, Texas

In honor of a brave Spanish officer by the name of Alvarado,the city was named Alvarado.
Spanish Explorers: Luis de Moscoso Alvarado

You will want to attend Barrel Racing while you are visiting this interesting city.
Barrel Racing at Alvarado, TX

I am proud to announce that this popular recipe flew to Alvarado.

Thank you and Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015