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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, January 01, 2017


Welcome to the final week of Round 19 of ABC Wednesday, originally created by Denise Nesbitt and for the last several years administrated by our one and only Roger Green.  Roger has been ably assisted by a zesty team of bloggers who zip around religiously each week to make sure everyone who contributes receives comments from us.

Next week, we begin what we have dubbed "The Farewell Tour" with a fabulous T-shirt logo designed by the zealous Troy, who has generously added the team names to the shirt. 
Now just because this will be our "farewell tour," it doesn't necessarily mean that we can't have ABCW anymore.  Denise has moved on to other ventures and both Roger and I have too many other things going on in our lives to spend the amount of time we've spent administering and coordinating the meme.  We'd love to continue to contribute, but ABCW needs someone to be the "captain at the helm" to lead the team.  So please step up and email either or us of your interest. I think there will be many disappointed people if ABCW doesn't continue.  Maybe make it a New Year's resolution to volunteer for something amazing, something that has been amazing for coming up to 10 years!  Help it to continue!  Thanks!

Now for the letter Z I chose zabaglione, which is an Italian dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, and a sweet wine. It's a light custard, whipped to incorporate a large amount of air and, if you prefer, you can add other types of alcoholic drinks (like cognac) to it.  Zabaglione is said to have been invented in the 16th Century in Florence, Italy, in the court of the Medici, so if it's that old of a recipe, it must be good!  Actually, I can attest that it IS good!  Here are some photos from Mr. Google showing a variety of ways it can be served.  ENJOY!  And for recipes, check out this site (Simply Recipes)or this site (Delia Online).


Reader Wil said...

Thank you for being such an enthusiastic abcw bloggingfriend. I wish you all the best in 2017,

Amit Agarwal said...

I would rather concentrate on the dessert and avert the farewell speech..
Thank you Leslie for your support:)

Melody Steenkamp said...

Hi Leslie, a heartwarming plea for the continuing of ABC which I totally agree with ofcourse. I am thinking about taking over, for a long time now, still not decided though.

Your z-word is delicious.... to bad i am not allowed to eat it anymore but my memories will stay !

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)

Shooting Parrots said...

Thank you for all your hard work on ABCW - it is appreciated.

Hildred said...

My favourite dessert!!! So much appreciation to those who have created and maintained this meme - wish I could help. 92nd birthday a couple of days ago, - running out of energy but still have lots to continue participating.

photodoug said...

Leslie, cannot wait to devour this absolutely incredible dessert. Thanks for sharing. Plus thanks for your dedication to ABC Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

Have to say, of all the cultural foods, I like the Italian the best - creamy, with a soft taste!
How about you taking up the helm place at ABC? (since you have been a teacher you are adept at leading and dealing with several kinds of personalities) ... no pressure! Have a Happy New Year!

carol l mckenna said...

Thank you and your team for all your hardwork to keep ABC going ~ do hope it continues ~

As for your post for Z ~ it is a delicious dessert and great choice for Z

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ ^_^

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

My family and I had our Christmas brunch at a fancy hotel, and I actually had some Zabaglione for my dessert. It was definitely delicious. Happy New Year, my dear friend!

Rajesh said...

Wow! I like this t-shirt.

Ann said...

The dessert looks very yummy, never had it. WOW-your relatives owned the Mayflower, that is very cool. Excited for the next round.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Yummmmm. Zabaglione is a mention in my post, too. Great minds think alike. :-)

Gattina said...

Now I am very angry with myself that I didn't put a cat besides a zabaglione ! I love this desert and on top I have an Italian husband !!

Yes also think that our meme should continue, maybe with less work. Without introduction (I am not sure that all people read it) and without telling on which post to comment. People do or do not anyway. So remains a page with a link each week, the rules and the logo.

Roger Owen Green said...

I haven't had breakfast yet!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I watch a lot of cooking shores. Love to taste the Zabaglione.