Saturday, September 25, 2021

Words & Brush Weekender : Easy listening music and chat Saturday 25th September 2021

Easy listening music and chat,  Saturday 25th September 2021

Enjoy some good music here on Words & Brush,  post music of any genre & chat with friends! 


Glenn Miller Moonlight Serenade 1941

Avalon Jazz Band - I love Paris (Cole Porter)

Take Me Home, Country Roads - The Petersens

Marty Robbins... (Long Version) "El Paso" 1959

Stranger On The Shore - Acker Bilk

The Seekers - Georgy Girl (1967 - Stereo)

Dave Brubeck - Take Five ( Original Video)


 So lets a get movin  & shakin ! 


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Friday, September 24, 2021

Words & Brush Recipe Corner: Blood orange margarita


Blood orange margarita

This is the best margarita recipe using blood oranges – and the easiest.

Blood orange is the new black. (Photo: Sarah F. Berkowitz )

  • Yield: Serves 2-4
  • Prep time: 5 minutes

I picked up some bold-colored blood oranges while shopping, knowing I would try to find the best recipe I could to utilize their intense color and gentle citrusy flavor

The best margarita recipe I could find was a super easy one, perfect for this not-too-frequent mixologist! When it was time to garnish, that’s when I really had fun – and so will you.

Blood oranges make a fantastic margarita flavor. (Photo: lidante/Shutterstock)


  • 16 ounces tequila
  • 4 ounces blood orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 ounces cointreau
  • 6-8 ice cubes
  • Himalayan pink sea salt
  • Garnish

  • 1 blood orange, sliced thin and halved
  • 2 blood orange skins


Blend first 4 ingredients in a blender.

Run an orange slice around rim of each glass, and dip into pink sea salt.

Pour margaritas into glasses, and add slices of blood orange.

Garnish with peel curls from remaining blood oranges. (Check out these easy cocktail garnishes, or an easy citrus curl garnish.) 

Enjoy !

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Happy Fall Everyone!


Summer is gone behind us as Autumn is sworn in.  A harbringer here are many signs.  Squirrels foraging more and I see more neighborhood cats looking for an easy meal.   Geese start coming from the north.  Crickets send a chorus of their songs ringing in the new season.   I have a cousin that works in Alaska.  We just happened to meet on FB by accident. We have the same last name, and he is also a writer.  He is already seeing the first dusting of snow on the mountains and pan ice forming on the rivers.     My mom is already thinking of pumpkin muffins with dark chocolate chips.    With the cool breeze it is nice to take more walks without overheating.

                           Autumn fall foilage colors in the leaves on a midwestern tree. Beautiful rich colors of fall foilage yellow, orange, and red fill the branches of this midwest royalty free stock images

My kids are already thinking Christmas and I almost started playing Christmas songs this early.   For me I find fall a bit more inspiring with writing and journaling.  Take in the smells and the beauty as the season changes.    Even though we are still in the midst of a pandemic with stuff going on in the world, stay with us and have a coffee.  Tell us what you are doing for the season.  

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My goal this season is to get the the book writing done then edit.   It is nice to have a good diversion with a good book and close out the static.  Barnes and Noble are still around.  Do you have a nice book store to go to in your area?  Are you going to be baking for lots of company for Thanksgiving?  Ihave a feeling with last year we'll be catching up with family and friends t rejoice in life and love an dbeing close again.

Garden Planner with Flowers and Coffee

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Earth Tone Stamp Design


Done on magenta paper, the colors are cobalt, red, white, forest green, and orange. Flick through some of the white spots to create winged shapes, using swirls to suggest wind. A regular arrangement of such designs create a quilt. That provides a theme suitable for imprinting on mugs, Tees, etc. Plus, you get a chance to get out your paints and play, until a more studied subject is on the menu.