Fresh Rosemary and Venison

I truly delight in fresh rosemary.  The aroma elicits a sense of joy, pleasure, and lightness.  Yet, simultaneously, the herb is so very grounding.  I also just love the fact that rosemary trees can be purchased around Christmas time – just to add a little “extra Christmas” to the mix.  Rosemary is not quite as…

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Satsuma Ginger Zingers

Satsuma season is almost over…we must savor each unique and powerful bite while we can.  As when the heirloom apple availability comes to an end each fall, a small tear trickles down my cheek when the satsumas disappear from the produce aisle as well. To make the most of the end of the season satsuma,…

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Awesome Ending Fridays

Well, I committed to and Awesome Ending post each Friday – so here’s my week’s worth of awesome. Make sure you share all of your awesome! 1.  Sunshine in the winter in the PNW 2.  A fresh cup of hot coffee in the morning after a two week break – really awesome! 3.  Friendly and…

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An Unlikely Friendship

I truly love the fact that I have a pretty crazy imagination.  In fact, I think that may be an attractive trait that I possess – at times.  There are definitely instances that such an attribute proves to elicit an eye-rolling and hackneyed apathy to those close to me, but for the most part, it…

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I Smiled A Lot Today

I do make an effort to smile throughout the day.  Some days it’s much easier than others – just as it is for everyone, I imagine.  I know it makes a difference in my day, and I know it makes a difference in the lives of others too. I made the extra effort to smile…

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Big Bowl For More

Oftentimes I find myself really hungry at night – hungry and craving for more.  I know enough about myself to know that I am most definitely craving FOUR more, for sure.  I’m craving more Life, more Light, more warmth, more companionship, more rest, more love…so much more.  I’m craving more knowledge, more experience, more memories….

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Hugs, Happiness, and More

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I have been reading through Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project in an effort to explore all of the different dimensions of what make all of us (we are all different) truly happy in Life.  The rhetoric of her experience was certainly an enjoyable read and definitely applicable in…

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Awesome Ending Fridays

I do my best to appreciate all the awesome things in my life.  People, places, events, experiences, sights, sounds, sayings – all of it.  When I really think about it, Life can be quite overwhelming – it can be pretty awesome. Several months ago I came across a book that caused me to grin from…

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Petrified. Poached. Perfect. Proud.

I poached my very first egg this week. I love eggs.  I love poached eggs.  I’ve always been too nervous to poach my own. It’s an art form. Petrified. Poached. Perfect. Proud. I dove right in. Ooey.  Gooey.  Gorgeous. It was AWESOME!

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Hot and Fast

London Broil or New York Strip – have your pick. The trick is rapid, high heat.  I chose the broiler.  Only 2.5 minutes per side.  Wow!  This happened quickly.  As I stood in front of the oven, watching my precious steaks, the high heat and flame struck a chord.  This was going to be amazing….

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