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March 28 2012 Appalachia Newsletter

Greetings to all folks near and far.

This has been a lovely spring so far for us here in Washoe Valley. I am so anxious to be able to head out on day trips and picnics. We have some beautiful state parks within a few hours drive or less and manage to visit them all throughout spring and summer.

Our favorite foods to take on picnics are probably what a lot of other folks like, too. Potato Salad, fried chicken, sandwich makings, oranges, apples, chips and dip. Of course we have to take unsalted peanuts in the shell for the squirrels and chipmunks that come sneaking up to our table for treats.

Have you ever been to the Kentucky Derby? Folks are gearing up for that historical and fascinating event. Burgoo, a thick and flavorful stew, along with Mint Juleps is one of the highlights of the event.

Here is my latest article from the Appalachia site at

Burgoo and Mint Juleps At The Derby - Recipe
The Kentucky Derby Festival is Kentucky's largest single annual event and is a festive build-up for the famous Kentucky Derby. Burgoo and Mint Juleps is something looked forward to with great enthusiasm.

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Did you know that women have played an active role in the Kentucky Derby history since the turn of the century? Not only have women been owners and trainers of thoroughbreds, they have also ridden in the famed "Run for the Roses" race.

Till next time, may your home be filled with laughter and may it ring from floor to rafter. May you always walk in peace and harmony.

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Phyllis Doyle Burns, Appalachia Editor

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