Monday, December 17, 2012

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Follow this link to an article I recently submitted to Lake Region Writers Network on Postcard Poems 
Guest blogger Sue Ready writes about "Postcard Poems" and links writers to several websites who provide additional information about poetry. To read this blog and her postcard poem "A Postcard from Paris - Luxembourgh Gardens," go to

getting published is a worthy purpose...spreading the written word-start collecting postcards

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. 
Helen Keller, American writer, activist 
Make this a Pay It Forward Day or A Random Act of Kindness Day
Strawberry-Rhubarb Slush was advertised as a cool refreshing summer drink but I found it perfect for holiday entertaining. At first when it was served recently at a party I was thinking a cranberry drink. Remember those slurppy, sweet slushy drinks popular in the 70's and 80's. This recipe is great to have on hand for unexpected company. It has a wonderful flavor.
This is a Betty Crocker recipe
  • 1 bag (16 oz) frozen rhubarb or 3 cups chopped fresh rhubarb
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 packages (10 oz. each) frozen sweetened strawberries slightly thawed
  • 1-1/2 cup vodka
  • 1- 12 oz can lemon lime carbonated beverage
  • 1 bottle Diet Sprite or Diet 7-UP
  • sliced strawberries
  • Heat rhubarb and sugar to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally until rhubarb is tender. Stir in strawberries.
  • Pour half of the mixture into blender and blend till smooth.
  • Pour into a large nonmetal container. Blend rest of the mixture and add to container.
  • Stir in vodka and 12- oz. can of carbonated beverage into large container. 
  • Cover and freeze at least 8 hours until frozen and slushy
To serve add frozen mixture to glass and 1/2 cup Sprite or 7 UP
Garnish with strawberries
Makes about 16 servings-depends on type of glass used 


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