Posts tagged food blog
Bird Brain

Maybe we have forgotten how to connect in real time and the avoidance is of a self-preserving manner. Don't look at me. Don't see me. Don’t greet me or ask me a question. Don’t ask me to engage with you in the here and now, for the pressure of performing and the expectation of responding in perfection is too much

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Congratulations, It's a Starter!

I made a silent promise to myself, committing to the act of continual bread baking regardless of how often I scorched the bottom, under baked it, or created something more reminiscent of what belongs at the bottom of the lake than on the centre of the family dinner table

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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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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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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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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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Feeling Write

I want to write. I need to write. So? Then fu*king write! Right?

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Winners QUIT

You see the difference between winning and losing, reaching your goals vs floundering is the ability to determine what's working and what's not

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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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