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Teri H

Those sandwiches look wonderful! And the okra pickles sound interesting... and I'm from Texas! Did you get them here in Colorado?


Yummmy! It sounds and looks delicious. I'm a sandwich person too - but a sandwich without potato chips just isn't complete!


I'll try that recipe. It does look like a good sandwhich. Oh yes.. I agree that other people make better sandwhiches than I do.


yum, that looks like something I would order out for lunch. Great idea


I can't take food pictures well at all! The sandwich looks yummy, though! I just saw your tutorial for putting your hair in a bun. I had no idea! I did learn once from a street vendor in Taiwan how to put it up with a chopstick. :o) I've used that method when I'm in a bind and all I have is a pencil. :o)


I am here to testify that Joanne's bagel sandwiches ARE the best! I've tried to replicate them at home--but of course they taste better when she makes them. I especially love the toasted/salted sunflower seeds and find myself putting them on ALL sandwiches these days! And, the pickled okra...I sampled this first at Joanne's house and am completely hooked now! I love them more than pickles, but they are a bit pricier.


This looks great especially for summer. My husband is a Boulder native. :) Can you ellaborate on the reading at breakfast, I love going a little further in that arena this summer. Come join my giveaway too. ;) Warmly, CarolinaMama

Holly at Crownlaiddown

I love sprouts. I love to say sprouts, too!

The only thing I worry about is that little salmonella sprout scare a few years ago. So I always pray over my sprouts.

Lord, please protect my sprouts, sprouts, sprouts, 'cause I love them. :)

Lisa @ The PW

Luke would absolutely love this .... and that darlin' skirt you made makes me want to drag out my sewing machine from the deep caverns under my bed. :)

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