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The Best Olive Oil Granola

The world probably doesn’t need another granola recipe.  There are certainly enough out there to choose from.  But, here goes anyway, because you never know when the next one you […]

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Roasted Beet & Blood Orange Salad

We were supposed to be leaving for Vietnam tomorrow, on a luxury biking tour with Butterfield & Robinson.  Instead of packing today, I’m in Vancouver and getting ready to head […]

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What to Pack in Your Carry-On

Elie and I will be leaving for Vietnam in three weeks to celebrate my 40th birthday.  For most of the time we’re there, we’ll be biking with Butterfield & Robinson, […]

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Braised Chicken & Poblano Tacos

I was eight when I got my first diary. A small, red leather book clasped with a gold lock, sitting under the Christmas tree. I wrote faithfully in that diary […]

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A Guide to Western Australia

I knew I was falling in love with Alyssa and Rob when we were trying to decide where to go to lunch on our first full day in Perth. “I […]

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A Guide To Austin, Texas

I’ve never seen anything like it. At 6:00 in the morning, the first truck rolled in, a father and son who started their pilgrimage from their home in Houston at […]

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Joyful, Thankful and Sausage Balls

The end of this Christmas season and the beginning of a brand new year launches me into excessive self-reflection, leaving me equal parts joyful, thankful and sad.  Joyfulness for the […]

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Easy Entertaining & a Salad

I almost didn’t write this post.  The topic of easy holiday entertaining sounded trite to me, and maybe even a little pompous. Because really, holiday entertaining can be stressful.  Especially […]

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Honey-Roasted Carrots

I’ve been thinking a great deal lately about the meaning of family. There is the family we are born into, and then there is the family we choose.  Some of […]

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Hazelnut Pumpkin Pancakes

It’s such a treat to have my Mom and Granny staying with us this week.  We’ve cooked and baked, gone antiquing, window shopped, and sat around reminiscing.  These times are […]

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