Author: Diane

Borrego Wildflowers Super Bloom

When I heard people were traveling from all over the world to see the wildflower super bloom in Anza-Borrego, California, I realized I had to schedule a day off to see this spectacular sight for myself. It was only about a two-hour drive from San Diego. With the first view of some of the wildflowers, I knew the trip had been worthwhile if that was all I saw! The first stop was at the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association in the middle of town. We were told it was best to get a map highlighting where the best displays...

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Brie and Mango Quesadillas

These simple quesadillas make a delightful, unique appetizer. The flavors of the mango, brie and cilantro blend so well together it is sure to be a favorite! Print Recipe Brie and Mango Quesadillas Favorite ingredients blended to make the perfect appetizer! Course Appetizer Prep Time 25 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Servings people Ingredients 1 each mango ripe14 ounces Brie1/2 c. olive oil1 cup cilantro leaves4 large flour tortillas 10-12 inch1/2 tsp. salt4 tsp. canola oil Course Appetizer Prep Time 25 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Servings people Ingredients 1 each mango ripe14 ounces Brie1/2 c. olive oil1 cup...

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Seattle – Chihuly Garden & Glass Exhibit

There is a good reason the Chihuly Garden & Glass exhibit in Seattle is rated #1 of 418 Things to Do on Trip Advisor. Being a “Type A” traveler, I generally don’t have a lot of patience for museums when there is often so many things to do and see and I have very limited time. The Chihuly Garden & Glass exhibit exceeded my expectations in every way. One walks through several rooms of glass crafted by the famed glass artist, Dale Chihuly, and each room’s exhibit keeps getting more spectacular. Then, to go outside and see the way the glass...

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I am Diane Uke (pronounced “you-kay”) and would like to welcome you to my new website and blog. This is where I get to share all my many and varied passions with you including my favorite DIY tutorials, recipes and lots of inspirational garden and travel photos! There is also a Shop for my mixed media paintings, prints, jewelry, and anything else I feel you may enjoy. Please stop by often as there will be regular updates.