About

Seriously addicted to food blogs, and every little item that makes them ‘happen’.  (SMILE!)

I wandered into the world of food blogging on a stumble, a fumble, a cue to explore another venue.  I’d been a contributing member of a travel blog for a few years, posting a recipe every now and then, but my foodie experience with the group was limited.  After all, we really weren’t that concerned about food (exception, dining to sustain the days of lolling about on our vacations).  We held a kinship of a world, separate of this one, existing south along beaches of white sand, water tranquil blue, and sea creatures exquisite and extraordinaire.

Time came, went, and I arrived at the realization that I needed something to engage myself within, and while  I still dearly love my connections from the past, it was time for me to move to another endeavor.  With my youngest daughter leaving to attend college this past fall, and my other daughter living hundreds of miles to the west, I knew I needed to engage in something that would allow me to wallow through the empty nest, and hopefully find a creative outlet to express my new awakening.

Stumble, fumble, explore….this is what you will find me doing these days.  I trip over all things, food, and at any given moment I might just know what I’m doing.  We just never know, but if you’ll come along on this journey with me I will allow you all that comes with knowing the inner me.  I don’t pursue perfection these days.  No!  I simply enjoy the journey toward creating.   Cookies, muffins and sweet breads have always been my favorite escapes.   Within the past two  years, I’ve begun a foray into sourdough bread baking.  This experience has become my favored quest.  Flour, water, and time create a universe within a world that forever requires change.  Nothing has been more life altering for me.  I find bread a journey, an art form, a beginning, an end, and most gratefully, a renewal.

Enjoy!

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40 Responses to “About”

  1. I have missed you – so glad to see you again – hope all is very well with you and yours.

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    • Hi Sharon, it’s so good to hear from you! I’m doing well, and dearly hope that you are too. I took a break from blogging and picked up my camera. With the girls gone, the kitchen doesn’t call my name anymore, and there is more time for my garden. I have an account on Instagram. If you look for, javanoted, you’ll find me over there. I would love to return to this blog; there’s so much “housework” to be done. There are several broken links and a desperate need to complete the task of tagging. Thanks so much for your visit. It’s wonderful to see your visit! ❤️ Margie

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  2. Hello Dearest
    I have heard from you, all ok? We had the general thought with our last post. I’ve got some goodies, I’ll email. Can you make Chocolate Soufflé? That’s seriously yum and serious baking.
    Hugs
    M

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  3. I am so glad to meet with you dear Coffeegrounded :) You know, we met very new and I haven’t explored yet your amazing blog. But I will as soon as… as I noticed that, your breads, your cats, your dogs and your flowers soooooo beautiful. I am sure I will be lost in here :) And how nice, two beautiful ladies here, I know, one is dear Linda from Texas and now you are… Thank you so much, for sharing with us the beauties of life as we all need to hear and to feel beautiful things. Blessing and Happiness, love, nia

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    • Your words are beautiful, Nia. Thank you for your appreciation of my work. I have a lot of housekeeping to do, and will work on the blog this winter.

      It’s a joy to find International friends, to build bonds and invest in the love and care of others. We live in drastic times, so many people are suffering. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think and pray for all refugees. A person’s religion, ethnicity and creed are there’s and we should rejoice and be happy if they are on a mission to seek love and peace. Thankfully, I was raised in a family that accepted everyone. It is the cornerstone of my faith.

      Take care. We will keep in touch.
      ☕️❤️

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  4. I saw your recent comment over at Nia Sunset’s blog, and thought — it’s another Texan! So, I came over to see what was up. I’m pleased to find your blog, since I love Texas and love food. You probably know about the blog of The Homesick Texan. It’s one of the best food blogs I know. I’m not much given to cooking myself, but I love trying things people like you offer up.

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    • Thank you so much for your note, and yes, I do know the blog!!! Once upon a time I was really addicted to all things floured and sugared. LOL!

      We live in the DFW area. My husband is a native Texan and I’m a former Navy brat. I was born in Colorado, eons ago (63 years).

      Thanks so much for your visit. I love hearing from someone who discovers me…it allows me to discover them (you)!

      ☕️❤️

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  5. And you bake bread, too. You’re a jar of awesomesauce and I’d like more please. *grin*

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  6. […] MB’s previous post of a few days back concerned the unhealthy lifestyle of many Arabs in the Gulf region. It prompted an interesting question from fellow blogger and resident of USA called Coffeegrounded. […]

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  7. Hi thank you so much for finding my blog and liking one of the posts

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  8. Yes, I recall an earlir post showing some of the sweet breads.

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  9. Hi

    Thanks so much for the like. I have just started finding my passion for cooking especially sea food

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