A Grey Day + A Bowl of Bisque

  Sometimes silence dances in among all the noise.  If you’re not listening closely enough you’ll miss it, like a midnight train that slowly glides through the night.  It’s a gap in time where all that’s hoped for is a large exhale — a quiet pause.  Nobody quite knows when the next one will come,...

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Lasting Impressions (and a potluck)

  While she barely stood five feet tall, she was a force to be reckoned with.   Full of understated glamour, with her silver hair swept neatly back in a low, tight bun, she lit up the room with her infectious laugh and kind eyes.  She loved her morning grapefruit, fresh from the old tree in...

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A Time to Thrive :: Noodles with Crab + Citrus-Chili Oil

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  A friend recently reminded me that happy people are often grateful, while ungrateful people tend to look at life from a “glass half empty” perspective.  I’m guilty of both.  Sometimes I believe the realist in me needs to see life for its misgivings — that this somehow helps anticipate the bumpy road ahead, work...

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The 7 Days of Gifts :: Chèvre + Herbes de Provence

  Day 7: If you only have a few minutes, but want to make a big impression, this is a beautiful and foolproof method of making a log of fresh chèvre really sing.  Herbes de Provence is typically made with a dried mixture of savory, fennel, basil, thyme and lavender flowers, creating a magical pairing...

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The 7 Days of Gifts :: Organic Sugar + Chai Tea Body Scrub

  Day 6: While still completely edible, this sugar and spice body scrub is intended to polish and pamper the recipient resulting in a head-to-toe glow.  Be sure to package in an airtight glass container and refrigerate until ready to give away (or, in my case, use blissfully for yourself!). Loaded with all things nice...

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