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  • Have you ever had Pau Bhaji?

    2/17/2020 1:53:05 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    It is no secret that I will eat anything at any time and there are very few foods I won’t eat a second time. Up until now the only item that would fit in the ‘won’t eat again’ is oyster plant also known as salsify, the root used as a vegetable. I ate that in 1967 when I joined Weight Watchers ... Read more

  • Why I love Florida!

    2/6/2020 7:13:49 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    Inline imageWeather Jan 6 2020 5 PM February 6, 2020 Yes, winter is rough! Starting off the New Year with NOT going to a movie on a Friday! Nothing worth seeing with only one new movie opening and money is a problem--hey, I have a big birthday coming up--and can't afford transportatio... Read more

  • A look back at January 2020

    2/1/2020 5:33:38 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    I am trying a new movie maker and would appreciate any and all comments--critical or otherwise! Movie Maker: January 2020 Fort Lauderdale ideo-Slideshow-Maker/d3106 90257kP955062506o2l1/janua ry-2020-fort-lauderdale... Read more

  • "Les Miserables"--movie review

    1/31/2020 9:50:59 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    Inline image Anyone expecting to see Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables" whether the novel, the several films in theatres and on TV or the recent hit musical on stage and in film will be disappointed even though there is a Hugo quote and it takes place in the Parisian suburb of Montfermeil, an... Read more

  • Dining out and ducks

    1/30/2020 7:16:37 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    It's been a good month including eating out at 3 of my favorite restaurants having Linguini with White Clam Sauce at Cafe Vico, a good juicy cheeseburger at the Outback and topping it off with the great Jambalaya at the Quarterdeck. As aside: At the Quarterdeck Katherine, our server, m... Read more

  • "The Gentlemen"--movie review

    1/28/2020 9:56:49 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    Within one movie I broke my 2 and only New Year's resolutions: 1) I will not go to a movie just for the sake of going to a movie especially if I know I won't like it and 2) I will walk out of a movie that I don't like! Yes, I like Mathew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, ... Read more

  • Peppers, Cactus and a baby

    1/26/2020 6:33:21 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    Look at the dates on the cactus plants--it is January 25th and they are in full bloom and loads of buds but there was nothing on December 25th! Christmas cactus my food! I took some seeds from a pepper on the kitchen plant and within a couple of weeks they are starting to grow an... Read more

  • What I do for friends!

    1/25/2020 5:41:59 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    A little over a year ago I made the decision to have my 21st Leap Year birthday dinner at the Nabu American Fusion buffet and so to make sure it is worthy of my friends I eat there every once in a while just to check that the food is kept up to my standards! (As if I have standards when it com... Read more

  • "Clemency"--movie review

    1/24/2020 6:39:40 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    There is no doubt that Alfre Woodard is the star of "Clemency" as the warden, Bernadine Williams, who oversees the execution of prisoners but Aldis Hodge as Anthony Woods is a prisoner convicted of killing a police officer and serving 15 years is going to be executed that gives her some stiff ... Read more

  • If you see me...

    1/22/2020 4:47:10 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    in one of these outfits you know we are having a COLD SPELL! We define a cold spell as temperatures during the day in the 60s and the 50s/40s during the night and that's where we were last night and today BUT we are going to start warming up tonight with going back into the 70s during the day t... Read more

  • "The Song of Names"--movie review

    1/21/2020 8:19:27 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    There have been many films about the Holocaust covering it from many different angles so a new film must be in the excellent category because 'good' isn't good enough and though "The Song Of Names" has some interesting sections it has too much working against it. One of the interesting pa... Read more

  • With THAT name how could I NOT love her?!?!

    1/20/2020 7:16:37 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    Inline image Yes, our weather person is Bette Davis and she is great! But that's not what this is about though it is about the weather. This is 'season' in Fort Lauderdale when all the Northerners wanting to escape the snow, ice sleet, freezing temperatures come on down here. Well, the ... Read more

  • Some say it is laziness

    1/19/2020 5:11:17 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    I say it is efficiency! Though it is no secret that I like to eat out, except for theatre nights, I cook my own dinner at home. Generally Saturday afternoons/evenings I mix in a big bowl 3 jars of drained mushrooms and 3 packages of cauliflower 'rice' plus 1 can of either corn or ... Read more