Clean Monday

is considered to be one of the most important feasts all over Greece and Cyprus, each year commencing the forty day period of the Great Lent for the Eastern Greek Orthodox Church. It officially ends all the carousing of Carnival, … Continue reading

Rafting Away

I once read that sea otters are known to hold hands in groups while they sleep to prevent families from losing each other. It doesn’t get more adorable than this! They lovingly wrap themselves in kelp beds while resting as … Continue reading

Happy Freedom

Happy Freedom

Blurted out like happy first of the month or Happy Easter…happy freedom is what one says to a pregnant woman if you are Greek. It’s a sweet gesture for us both I suppose. Now more than ever can I appreciate … Continue reading

Just Another Sunday

…at least in our nest. We have not watched one football game all year why start now? Instead, we started the morning with two impressive catches of the day at our neighborhood tide pool get-a-way, a visit to the farmer’s … Continue reading

Passage to India

It’s a kitschy name for a restaurant but it works—it lured me in and I couldn’t be happier to patronize this local establishment. With such a meticulous art of cooking from the hands of the chef to the hospitable service … Continue reading

Shark Tank

There are moments in our lives when we are thudded with bumps in the road that are uncontrollable, however, what is manageable is how we allow these challenges to affect us. After all, too many bouts of cortisol peaks to … Continue reading

All Chefs Have Highly-Flavored Opinions

I was baking as I heard my sweet child of mine uttering comments while watching commercials. It’s quite entertaining, the reaction I hear from my little one that is. It’s also shocking at times, especially when he shadows his older … Continue reading

What the Clipa–exciting giveaways!

  I recently welcomed three guests into my nest and like the Magi, the noble pilgrims that came “from the East,” they each presented us with gifts. The pint-sized, dimpled one offered hot chocolate and while all the boys darted … Continue reading

A River Runs Through Our Hearts

As winter creeps into our backyards and eclipses the golden sun that just the other day tickled our flip-flop wearing toes, I cannot help but feel a bit of “placelessness.” At this instant, during a break from our regular routine … Continue reading

In the Dark of December, the Magic of Christmas Prevails.

 We recently heard some not-so-good news and even though we are distressed, we didn’t let it distract us from providing our little ones with a twinkle of Christmas magic. In these shorter days of the winter solstice, we have learned … Continue reading