Author Archives: Vanessa Wood

Finding Inner Peace

I love the expression,”God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” It has been a tough journey but for someone who … Continue reading

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Tomato Parmesan Bisque

12 fresh Ripe tomatoes, cored, peeled and de-seeded 3 carrots chopped 3 celery stalks chopped 3 onions chopped 6 cloves of garlic crushed 1/2 bunch of fresh basil 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp. butter 1/2 cup white … Continue reading

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Take a “You Day”

Every so often, I find it essential to take a “Fred Day”, a day to simply relax and enjoy life, a mini “stay-cation” if you will. I like to take a day every month or two, preferably during the week, so … Continue reading

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Sugar Free Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries

Serves 8 Heavy cream 1 quart Whole milk 1 quart Sugar substitute 12 ounces Gelatin leaves 10 ea (or 3 packets powder gelatin) Vanilla bean 1 pod 1. Soak gelatin in ice water, and set aside – if using powdered, … Continue reading

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Chicken Vegetable Soup

(Serves 4) Use remnants of a roasting chicken from the previous night, remove the meat from the carcass, eliminate fat, gristle, make into bite-sized pieces.  In the alternative, you can brown a whole chicken in the pot, then add the … Continue reading

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