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Joanne Kline, née Winfield was born in Long Beach, California and currently resides in North Carolina after a detour through Connecticut. Her interests include (but are not limited to) cooking, genealogy, cats, heraldry, art, books, history, and creative swearing.

Shouting men

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I work in a college town, that’s relevant to this story. This morning I walked across the street to Starbucks (as I often do) because… Read More »Shouting men


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I’ve toyed on and off with the idea for a couple of years now of returning to regular blogging. I had a live journal many… Read More »2019

Recipe: Shrimp Bisque

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So I’ve been craving shrimp or lobster bisque lately, but it’s difficult to find decent bisque around here for some reason. You’d think the proximity to the NC coast would make it easier but nope. As much as I enjoy cooking, working full-time doesn’t always allow me time to get as creative in the kitchen as I’d like so I look out for simple versions of recipes for food I enjoy but just don’t have time to fiddle with most days. I decided I’d start sharing the recipes here! That also lets me keep track of them.

So I found a recipe for a slightly spicy shrimp bisque, and made a couple minor modifications to it.

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