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On Location: London part I

On location: London part I Did you think I’d gone away? Well, I did, for a bit. To London for eight days. With Molly. It’s taken me over a week to get back into the swing of things and recover from the time change. I haven’t really cooked anything to speak of except for my […]

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Intoxicating

Intoxicating.

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Intoxicating

I admit it; I wasn’t planning on blogging about this; I intended to write about the genesis of Mouth Party’s sea salt caramel sauce Mother’s Day launch. I will; just not today.  My mind has been elsewhere. Yes, scattered brain. I am taking Molly to London next week. It will be her first visit and […]

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No S’more Winter

  Creatives inspire me. If you want to improve your tennis match, you play an opponent who is better than you. Apply the same principal to galvanize your creativity: linger in a museum that shows artwork you prefer; peruse a magazine or a book on the subject that emboldens you; listen to music composed by […]

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Sundays

My favorite room in our house is the sun room. It’s also the smallest minus the bathrooms. As you can imagine, three of the four walls are windows and the room faces west so it’s aptly named. At one point it may have been a porch because the fourth wall is brick like the exterior […]

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Luck Be The Ladies

#6 train to Canal Street. Soho. Little Italy. Nolita. East Village. Chinatown. Midtown. Clearly these are not culinary terms. For some of you these places may conjure up images of architectural and cultural character in one of the starriest and seductive cities on the planet: New York City. In a humble attempt, I’ve scribbled a […]

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Courage & Creativity

In Michael Michalko’s Psychology Today article “Creative Thinkering: Twelve Things You Were Not Taught In School about Creative Thinking” he makes some interesting points such as: #9. There is no such thing as failure. Whenever you try to do something and do not succeed, you do not fail. You have learned something that does not […]

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Caramel Adventure

As a child, the only food I remember not eating was peas. My mother might tell you otherwise, but not liking peas is the most salient memory I have. One of my brothers didn’t like tomatoes for the longest time. My parents had the “two-bite” rule regarding food we didn’t like. I think every family […]

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Shaggy & Scooby

“All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.” ~ Samuel Butler Tick tack tick tack tick tack. One of my dogs, my black Lab “Bobo”, saunters toward me, chocolate kissed eyes wide open and gentle say “I’ll never leave you Mom; just tell me what […]

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Are You a Bee?

Locavore according to Wikipedia, means “Local food or the local food movement is a ‘collaborative effort to build more locally based, self-reliant food economies – one in which sustainable food production, processing, distribution, and consumption is integrated to enhance the economic, environmental and social health of a particular place.’ It is part of the concept of […]

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