Posts in Food
The (Edible) Skeletons In His Closet

I looked the biscotti he held as he dipped it into his latte, realizing I had arrived there after he had, and consequently had not been able to witness the exchange of money for goods. Was that even a legitimate biscotti baked in this café?

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"Don't Call Me Basic, Bitch" Pumpkin Spice Loaf

I forced the scalding gulp of latte back down my throat, pressing hard against my natural instinct to open the floodgates to send it back up again, spraying it into his face with all the fury and wrath of a medieval dragon,

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When Nothing Is Everything

I've come to appreciate the importance of curating your existence - the people you surround yourself with, the things you say yes to, those you say no to. What comes into your life and builds the frame of your home, your community, your life.

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You Want it? You Don't Got It.

We can so easily get wrapped up in the pursuit of what we want, what we need, that we become blinded to the alternate options that are swirling around us on the daily. It's like our brain picks up an idea, steps on an infinite treadmill and keeps moving

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A Table For One: Why Solo Dining Isn't Sad Dining

I wonder how much of this is self-inflicted and how much of it is due to circumstance. My age has me at a challenging stage: mid-thirties are a time when many are "settling down:"  buying homes, choosing partners and having children. So many children.

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#MetroLovesLocal: A Local Purchasing Policy Launch Event

I was invited to attend a local vendor meet and greet to celebrate the kick off of a local purchasing initiative which aims to put as many regional products as possible on the shelves of its residents

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Hot Dog Snobbery: Engaged.

Ask me last month if I like hot dogs and I'd have choked down some visceral vomit. Fast forward to a trip to San Diego and I’m sitting on the sidewalk behind a fold-up tray table…

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Love, Loss And A Cuppa Tea

I had been stripped to a shell of my former self. Raw, exposed and comprised of only the bare bones of personality  was left in me. I felt naked, transparent, flaws out for all to see. 

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Breakfast In Paris (With A Side Of Bourbon)

It is consistently mind-bending that such steadying present-ness and the comforting warmth of wellbeing that can come from such a simple experience. And yet, what do most of us do? We run to the convenience

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Self Love, Destruction and Beignets

The cold reality is that often we deny ourselves the things that bring us the most happiness. This usually comes from a subconscious place of fear, guilt, shame. 

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"Dire Pane Al Pane e Vino Al Vino"

That first bite is always the best. I swear to Yoda, I have seen fireworks and heard symphonies explode at the first bite of a well-orchestrated pizza.

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Life Is Hard, Just Roll With It.

What I lost here was the point is the process. Not the product. I find I have to continue to override my super driven success oriented, novelty seeking brain

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Bake Yourself Better

Life often feels like a constant stream of experiences, speed bumps, potholes and sometimes anvils falling from the sky. Things happen around us and to us of which we have no control over. 

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Eat, Venture Shoot: Cortona, Italy

If you like to eat food, specifically carbs, go to Italy. If you want to learn how to make said food, go to a small village called Cortona.

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