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  • Empty Nester Adventures In Italy: Our 5 day Visit To The Amalfi Coast

    Empty Nester Adventures In Italy: Our 5 day Visit To The Amalfi Coast

    “You may have the universe if I may have Italy” ~ Giuseppe Verdi Faint breezes carried the scent of sea air to us upon deplaning in Naples. The bright Amalfi Coast sunshine is like mother Nature’s welcome back sign. If it is possible to find a place that feels like a home away from home […]

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  • Hiyu Wine Farm

    Hiyu Wine Farm

    “If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul” ~ Clifton Fadiman Twenty-two miles fromMount Hood’s snowy peak,in an alpine river valley teemingwith birds and oscillating light,lives a wild farm. Cows, chickens,and pigs graze among vines and fungi and flowers proliferate as gardens merge with forest.” ~ Hiyu Website Birthdays are special, […]

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  • Leftover Makeover: How to Make a Vegetable, Goat Cheese and Bacon Frittata

    Leftover Makeover: How to Make a Vegetable, Goat Cheese and Bacon Frittata

    “Food can be expressive and therefore food can be art” ~ Grant Achatz In a frittata, the eggs are the canvas. The vegetables make up the color palate, and this is where you as the cook can add your own touches of brightness as well as a multitude of vibrant flavors. In our kitchen no […]

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  • Harvest Recipe: Roasted Delicata Squash with Bacon, Local Maple Syrup and Goat Cheese

    Harvest Recipe: Roasted Delicata Squash with Bacon, Local Maple Syrup and Goat Cheese

    John and I spent the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday in an unusually quiet fashion last year due to COVID-19. I still cooked the full dinner, because to me the Thanksgiving meal is about sharing love & gratitude, and I wasn’t going to let the coronavirus get in the way of that. We pivoted from our usual […]

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  • Eat Your Words: 125 Food and Beverage Themed Puzzles for Hungry Minds

    Eat Your Words: 125 Food and Beverage Themed Puzzles for Hungry Minds

    I am thrilled to share that I recently published my first book! Eat Your Words consists of 125 food and beverage themed puzzles and it truly is a feast for hungry minds. This book is a compilation of work that started many years ago and it has been a labor of love to put so […]

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  • FARMERS MARKET MEALS AND THE COMMUNITY OF FOOD

    FARMERS MARKET MEALS AND THE COMMUNITY OF FOOD

    “Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well” ~ Michael Pollan We just wrapped up Farmers Market Week in Minnesota. While the markets happen year round, these seven days are designated annually as a time to […]

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