Idea Exchange : May 28th – June 1st

Monday, May 28th:


Brisket, Morning Radio, Sierra Club founded, Slugs return to Capistrano, Whooping Crane


Tuesday, May 29th:

TODAY IS; Coq au Vin, Pink Flamingo, Honor your Ancestors, JFK birthday-1917

We talked about our weekends and what each of did (John was up north and I did some gardening and got my library organized-over 500+ books now have a home!) We also talked about the different colors of the rainbow and what causes the arc, and the difference between humidity and the dew point and I shared tips on growing basil. Recipes: Rhubarb Bread, Pickled Asparagus, Reverse Marinade for grilling, Cold Brew Concentrate for Iced Coffee, Grilled Corn, Grilling Fish and Orange Cream Pop Cupcake, Smokey Flank Steak Tacos


Wednesday, May 30th:


Jane Wyker’s memoir Soul Selfish shows the way to happiness comes from within instead of looking to others to supply it.
Jane remained a good girl into her mid-thirties, bent on pleasing others in the hope of receiving love. This all changed when she embarked on a courageous and passionate inner journey that led her to ownership of her talents, self-reliance and self-love.

TODAY IS: Mint Julep, Loomis, Water a Flower, Hole in my Bucket, Lincoln Memorial

We talked about how to build a great sandwich, best places to vacation this summer (based on budget and family friendliness). Recipes we shared: Peach Bruschetta, Patriotic Pops, Strawberry Citrus Freezer Pops and Cheeseburger Bowl and Coffee Punch.


Thursday, May 31st:

TODAY IS: Macaroon, No Tobacco, Meditation, Save Your Hearing

John and I talked about our teammates who must be hard of hearing because the volume is always so loud when we put on the headphones-and they are younger than we are! Also gave tips on herb gardens and how to grill the best burgers. Tip from a listener: make a “divot” in the patty-then drop an ice cube into the indentation. The burger will cook up moist and juicy. Recipes: Play dough Mix, Cannoli Dip, Pineapple Salsa, and citrus Raspberry Coffee Cake, Blackberry Fruit Muffins and coconut Crusted Pork Chops.

Friday, June 1st:

THREE STRIKES, YOU’RE DEAD, Elena Hartwell, (An Eddie Shoes Mystery)

Private investigator Eddie Shoes heads to a resort outside Leavenworth, Washington, for a mother-daughter getaway weekend. Eddie’s mother Chava wants to celebrate her new job at a casino by footing the bill for the two of them, and who is Eddie to say no? On the first morning, Eddie goes on an easy solo hike, and a few hours later, stumbles upon a makeshift campsite and a gravely injured man. A forest fire breaks out and she struggles to save him before the flames overcome them both. Before succumbing to his injuries, the man hands her a valuable rosary. He tells her his daughter is missing and begs for her help. Is Eddie now working for a dead man? Barely escaping the fire, Eddie wakes in the hospital to find both her parents have arrived on the scene. Will Eddie’s card-counting mother and mob-connected father help or hinder the investigation? The police search in vain for a body. How will Eddie find the missing girl with only Eddie’s memory of the man’s face and a photo of his daughter to go on? Book 3 in the Eddie Shoes Mystery Series, which began with One Dead, Two to Go.

TODAY IS: Hazelnut Cake, Donut, Dinosaur, American Zoo, Stand for Children, Artists of American, Superman’s birthday-1938