Hi! My name is Margot. My blog is about the things I love to do. That could be what I'm reading, places we visit, my family, food, or whatever else is happening. I hope you'll stay and visit a while. Contact me by email: joyfullyretired (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Restaurant Review: The Wurst

I’ve done very little cooking the past month as I recuperated from my surgery. We’ve been visiting some of our favorite professional eateries. In the process, we discovered a new-to-us restaurant I want to tell you about. In the small town north of us, Healdsburg, there is a little, privately owned restaurant called The Wurst. […]

Looking for a good burger?

Here we are in the Midwest visiting our daughter Cerrin. Ask anyone and they will tell you the Midwest is prime farm country and home to excellent beef, which is what it takes to make the best burgers. My preference is for locally grown and slaughtered beef which I then shape into patties with my […]

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

The TV Show:  My eighty-nine-year-old mother has become addicted to the Food Network. She had been telling me about this show where “the guy is so lively and fun.” So on a recent visit I had to check it out. The “guy” she is so crazy about is Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. […]