Dream-stealing

That’s right the robust winds and heavy wet snow falling from the sky have me shivering on my stone-cold kitchen floor. March has bestowed us with illusionary behaviors, down-right dream-stealing, that only leave me to console sullen bears. Not so … Continue reading

A Dash of Luck in The Galley

There has been lots of cheer and merry making in our nest, thanks to a certain visit from someone in a fuzzy red suit. We look forward to this time of year, a break from it all without plans only … 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

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

Farewell Masala Chai

  My beloved, blissful decoction of ginger, star anise, cinnamon, peppercorn and cardamom in a multi-striped capsule from Nespresso is gone, gone, gone. A limited edition, which sold out during the holidays, Masala Chai, swooned me with her rich sweet … Continue reading

Simple, Hearty and Restorative

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Just like a homemade bowl of mom’s soup, your nest should make you feel the same! What better time to create this sensation than the first month of the year? Sure you can add fresh blooms for that essential restorative … Continue reading

Keeping the Spirit

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  of the holidays in your nest…frankly some days this is an indispensable welcome. A turbo boost within your week, maybe Wednesday evening will be one of those days where you may consider that a show-stopping-table setting is in order…simply … Continue reading

Calling all Beachcombers

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 “My mother says you can ask the ocean to bring you something. If you look, she says, you might find it.” Debra Frasier writes this in her book, Out of the Ocean. Whenever we read this book at nighttime, I … Continue reading

Silver and Gold

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Can you mix the two precious metals? Absolutely!   As the story goes, a group of distinguished foreigners visited the swaddled newborn bearing gifts of gold (frankincense and myrrh also accompanied the metal brought for his adoration.)  The Magi or … Continue reading