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Red, White and Baby Blue!

Beaches, BBQs and booze.  That’s the typical agenda for celebrating our nation’s holiday over this long weekend.  But in all the hype, we often overlook that – for various reasons – not everyone gets to down several hot dogs and bottles of beer. This year my ability to eat and drink has been slightly curtailed.…

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Farmers Market or CSA?

Sorry for my absence, but I did promise you not to make this blog about my wedding.  Unfortunately, planning for the big day (and weekend), work and other personal matters have taken up far more time than I realized.  But don’t worry, I’m not giving this up entirely- I just took a little pause from…

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Caving in Vietnam

There’s Throwback Thursday (and now Tuesday) and Flashback Friday- so why not Memory Monday?  Here’s one of my favorites from two years ago.  Such an incredible trip to Vietnam, especially our trek to Son Doong Cave – supposedly the world’s largest. Our visit to Phong Nha National Park and the surrounding jungle was with Oxalis Adventure Tours – the…

The Year In Food Politics

Good thing I didn’t make any resolutions this year!  We’re almost a full month into 2016, and this is my first post of the new year.  With the holidays, family visits, a trip to Grand Cayman and then work obligations, I’ve barely had a chance to clean up the needles from my tree, let alone…

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TBT: Feast of the Seven Fishes

This was originally posted in 2012, which would turn out to be my last Christmas with my mother.  Although we usually had some sort of seafood when I was growing up, we’d been trying to do the Feast of the Seven Fishes over the last several years.  For this occasion, I took care of all…