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Pregnancy Week 20, The Ultrasound

We had our 20-week ultrasound yesterday.  I expected to feel awe or happiness, or perhaps to cry.  But I didn’t anticipate the flood of emotions that washed over me, as […]

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Week 19, Feeling the Baby

 This blog is probably as good a place as any to keep a diary of my pregnancy and share my experience.  I know I’ve eagerly read other blogs and quizzed […]

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Baby Samuel

Earlier this year, when I was trying to decide how to celebrate turning 40, I teasingly said to Elie, “All I want for my birthday is a baby.”

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The Perfect Blue Cheese Burger

When I was about 13, my Dad got stationed in the Northeast, teaching ROTC at MIT and Harvard.  Instead of living in Boston, he settled in Portsmouth, an idyllic little […]

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Neapolitan Pizza with Homemade Ricotta

If you start the pizza dough right now, you could be eating this for dinner tonight.  When I'm teaching classes, many people tell me they are afraid of making pizza […]

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Warm Potato and Leek Salad with Spring Herbs

When my Mom and I are travelling together, everyone always asks us if we’re sisters.  It’s happened ever since I was in college when she used to come and visit […]

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Eating in Vancouver

We’re lucky enough to live only a little over an hour south of the vibrant city of Vancouver, BC, and we usually head north across the border a few times […]

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Butter-Toasted Zucchini Bread

Elie knows me so well.  Not long ago, he came home with a gift, the Cookbook Book, a beautiful book about cookbooks and how they shape our lives.  A cookbook […]

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Roasted Cauliflower Cake

Two weeks ago, I turned 40. If you’ve been reading along, you’ll know that I had planned to be biking through Vietnam on that day, but we had to cancel […]

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The Friday List

I love reading the lists that other bloggers share--what they're reading, eating and thinking about. It's a great way to discover new books, articles or recipes, or nudge me toward new […]

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