Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 2nd – 8th February 2020 – Jazz, Italian Valentines appetizer, Guests, Books, Reviews and Funnies

Welcome to a round up of posts from the week on Smorgasbord that you might have missed.

I hope you have had a good week. Weather wise some sunny days with a promise of spring, but this weekend we are expecting storm Ciara to hit by lunchtime but we have got used to gale force winds this winter and fingers crossed they have passed through without too much damage. The same cannot be said of the west coast which gets the brunt of the weather when it hits from the Atlantic. We don’t plan to go anywhere and will be breaking out the movies.

Anyway hopefully these posts will brighten your day….

As always my gratitude for the wonderful posts written by the regular contributors and guests and to you for dropping by and supporting the blog.

William Price King with Grammy Winning Ramsey Lewis

This month a mouth watering appetizer perfect for Valentines Day created by Silvia Todesco.

Puff Pastry and Bacon hearts

Heart shaped puff pastry stuffed with bacon – Appetizer for Valentines Day

Robbie Cheadle shares the condition OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), her observations in those that suffer from OCD and how it has influenced her writing.

How interacting with OCD sufferers has influence Robbie Cheadles Writing

This week it is the turn of Amino Acids and how to ensure that you are eating the foods that promote a healthy balance in the body. This is a little less straightforward than the other nutrients, as most of the amino acids we need are manufactured in the liver. So this requires a shopping list to include the foods this organ needs to be healthy.

Part Five of the Shopping List by Nutrient – Amino Acids

Two more stories from the collection.

Isobel – Hiding in Plain Sight

Jack a VIP Visitor

This week for Colleen Chesebro Tanka Tuesday Poetry No 163 – Poet’s Choice we can decide our own format and theme. I have written a Butterfly Cinquain

Colleen Chesebro Tanka Tuesday Poetry No 163 – Poet’s Choice

Witch Way and Other Ambiguous Stories by Cathy Cade

Secrets of the Galapagos by Sharon Marchisello

Be My Valencrime (The Juniper Junction Holiday Mystery Series Book 3 by Amy M. Reade

The Player (Men of Warhawks Book 2) by Jacquie Biggar

Dumfries Mary Smith, Gardens Cynthia S. Reyes, Contemporary Jessica Norrie

Memoir Joy Lennick, Memoir Marian Longenecker Beaman, YA fantasy Jean Lee

Paranormal Marcia Meara, Thriller J.P. Mclean, Romance Ruth Larrea

This is the first post by author P.C. Zick and it is one that is both emotive and thought provoking. Patricia shares her own experience of PTSD, and that of a couple who she met who wanted their story told about their own traumatic experience.

PTSD its a real and present danger by P.C. Zick

This is the second post by Elizabeth Gauffreau and shares the trip she made to Vermont to share her book Telling Sonny with the P.E.O International Organisation, and to reconnect to the very special ties she has to the P.E.O through her grandmother.

Trip to Vermont connecting with the PEO Sisterhood by Elizabeth Gauffreau

Haiku Hound – Climate Change

When Stars Will Shine Anthology by Jane Risdon

Can we be replaced by AI.. by Jan Sikes

Poetry Colleen M. Chesebro, Mexico & Travel Insurance D.G. Kaye, profile photos Scott McCormick

Lifestyle Toni Pike, Blogging Pete Springer, Phone Safety ACFlory, Language Sue Vincent

Blogging Brigid Gallagher, Art Emma Cownie, Thailand Deventuretime

Swearing Alison Williams, Bread Irene Arita, Kookaburras Cindy Knoke

Hugh W. Roberts

Photos Hugh Roberts, Olive Oil Cake Eat Dessert First, Millennials Nicholas Rossis

Comedian in Residence and some jokes from Sally

More funnies from D. G. Kaye and some new material from Sally

Thanks for visiting this week and I hope you have enjoyed…have a great weekend and see you again I hope.. Sally

40 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 2nd – 8th February 2020 – Jazz, Italian Valentines appetizer, Guests, Books, Reviews and Funnies

  1. I was sifting through this post, Sally and clicked on “Secrets of the Galapagos.” The Galapagos has been in my radar this week and I was curious about this book. Suspense and ecology all in the same book. I have put it on my list. I was captivated by the elephants and the music. They obviously like Greensleeves. Thank you for a fun post.

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