Awesome Ending Fridays

A little change-up is in store this week from the traditional ten items on my Awesome Ending Fridays post. I discovered this amazingly lovely artist recently and so just wanted to share this song.  Awesome does not even begin to describe the feelings that the melodic and mesmerizing tune begins to stir for me. [youtube…

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Chocolate Peanutbuttery Pillows of Deliciousness

The poor forgotten chickpea.  It always seems to lose out when it comes to desserts and delicacies.  It’s the seemingly omnipresent black bean that is always paired with chocolate and espresso for oh so rich brownies and tortes that garners all the creative culinary pulse attention. I, however, will stand to cheer for the garbanzo. …

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Great Green Goodies

Magic – Green Magic!  An amazing chemical reaction occurs between the chlorophyl in sunflower seeds and baking soda when exposed to heat – together.  Perhaps it’s just like the magical reaction that takes place in the heat of a relationship – creating something green and entirely different all together. These changes take time, though.  Things…

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Sit Down, Shut Up, and EAT!

Enjoyable conversation and company, I believe, is just as nourishing as a wholesome meal, in many cases.  The presence of others who nurture us in the spirit of love feeds the body and the soul.  When accompanied by real food – fare and friends go hand in hand to create the experience of a nourishing…

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Awesome Ending Fridays

This video is more than all the 10 awesome parts to my week combined.  A compilation – a manifesto. Watch.  Enjoy.  Let this be your Awesome Ending Friday. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDmt_t6umoY?feature=player_detailpage&w=640&h=360]

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Play Dates

Life has been rather crazy for me lately.  The last year, really, has been crazy challenging.  If it’s not one thing, it certainly is another, it seems.  And that ONE THING is something big, bad and ugly, and appears to be it for a while, at least. As a consequence, “play” has definitely gone by the…

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Happy May Day!

Happy May Day! Immensely rich in cultural tradition, May Day is a beautiful celebration. Enjoy today.  Make someone else’s May Day – and yours as well – **A bundle of fresh cut flowers stealthily left afoot a friend or neighbor’s door;  the bell is rung; with a quick escape for a mysterious delivery of joy;…

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Cardamom Scented Biscotti

As a child of gourmet food brokers, I grew up surrounded by amazing food, immersed in the “foodie” culture, and truly blessed in the realm of delectable delight, without realizing this gift.  I certainly did not take the good food for granted, but as a child, I believe I was simply unaware of how good…

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Live Better. Live Longer.

Live Better.  Live Longer.  This actually used to be the tagline for one of my businesses.  It’s not simply about just living “better,” whatever that may mean to each person.  Nor is it only about living longer.  The two must be present in tandem.  A better, longer life. Living better does mean a variety of…

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