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Turmeric Tonic

There’s a tonic for every sort of body ache and brain-space.  Coffee is my tonic to activate my work-brain.  Pancakes are my tonic to honor a carb-heavy nap-ready morning.  Yoga is my tonic for breathing and clear-mindedness (or moments of…

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The Best Weeknight Chicken Dinner

Sometimes making dinner is an exercise in You’re Not Going To Beat Me, Monday.  Let’s acknowledge that it takes grit and fortitude to stand in the kitchen and hustle ingredients together at the end of a day.  Sure, we can easily categorize…

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Beyond the Kitchen

Let It Be Sunday!

Can I tell you something?  Two weeks ago, during a typically rainy New Orleans rainstorm, I was driving my car from not home to home, going down a pothole-y street because they’re all pothole-y streets here in New Orleans.  I…

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Beyond the Kitchen

Our Winter Reading List

Hello, friends!   Let’s talk about books.   Winter reading is different from warm-weather Summertime reading.  Winter reading involves slippers, a hoodie jacket pulled well over our heads, and hopefully a hot toddy.  Winter words don’t flit about on beaches during…

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Everybody’s Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday to you, and you, and you over there, and your brother, and your brother’s son, and your sister’s cousin.  And your neighbor that just turned 30.  And your favorite blogger who turns 35 (huh!?) this year (that’s me)….

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Beyond the Kitchen

Let It Be Sunday!

Happy New Year, my friends! Are you feeling rested and fresh? Ready to dive into this next year with both feet?  I vote we go in cannonball style this year.   I have more I want to share with you…

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Beyond the Kitchen

Let It Be Sunday!

Wow, friends. I mean it… WOW.   We’re almost to the end of 2015 and what are we to think?  Are you taking some time to reflect or does that feel more daunting that the year itself? I hope you…

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