Archive for December, 2010

Photo of the Day: Enough of Me?

| December 30, 2010 | 5 Comments
Photo of the Day: Enough of Me?




Ready for more…?

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Goodbye

| December 30, 2010 | 12 Comments
Goodbye




As 2010 comes to a close, we all have a tendency to look back, reminisce, wonder. Some of us regret what we did…or did not. Some of us are thrilled that we did…or did not. Some of us saw new births (Beanie Baby!) and joys (Leva’s new bump!). Some of us saw heartache and loss. […]

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TidBit of the Day: Freezing Food

| December 30, 2010 | 10 Comments
TidBit of the Day: Freezing Food




For many of you, the weather looks like this: Hard to get many fresh, local foods when the ground is frozen solid, so having some frozen is a blessing. A great article by Lori Bongiorno gives tips on how to freeze food and how long you can freeze what.

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Photo of the Day: Chocolate con Churros

| December 27, 2010 | 10 Comments
Photo of the Day: Chocolate con Churros




The perfect sugar rush! There were many highlights in my trip to Madrid earlier this month, and this was certainly one of them.

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Winter Weather Survival Tips and Irish Stew

| December 27, 2010 | 10 Comments
Winter Weather Survival Tips and Irish Stew




As the U.S. North East coast gets its first substantial snow dump this winter, I feel it my duty to share with you the many learnings I have made in the past month or so of surviving rather unbearable weather conditions in Northern Europe. Here in Northern Ireland we experienced a very uncharacteristic two weeks […]

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Reason for the Season

| December 25, 2010 | 6 Comments
Reason for the Season




During this time of year, it can sometimes be very difficult to remember why we celebrate the season.   For some, the true spirit of winter holidays are momentarily disregarded amidst the last minute shopping, tree trimming, baking, visits to the post office, libations (in moderation, of course) and other usual holiday-ish activities. I am the […]

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TidBit of the Day: Avoca, An Irish Treasure

| December 25, 2010 | 2 Comments
TidBit of the Day: Avoca, An Irish Treasure




As you all know, Ireland is a land rich in cultural heritage, be it music, dance, little leprechauns guarding their pots of gold, etc.  One treasure you might not be so familiar with (should you live outside Ireland) is Avoca. Founded in 1974, Avoca is an Irish family-run business with a wool hand-weaving history dating back to […]

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Photo of the Day: Hark the Angels

| December 25, 2010 | 10 Comments
Photo of the Day: Hark the Angels




Happy holidays!

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TidBit of the Day: Rising Food Prices and Phosphorus

| December 22, 2010 | 5 Comments
TidBit of the Day: Rising Food Prices and Phosphorus




The TV is buzzing about rising food prices – in 2008, 40 riots occurred to protest these rising costs. Little known is that diminishing sources of phosphorus is having an impact on these fluctuations. What the heck is phosphorus? According to Foreign Policy (an article you should read), phosphorus is “used extensively for a variety […]

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Photo of the Day: Pile ‘Em High

| December 20, 2010 | 6 Comments
Photo of the Day: Pile ‘Em High




Cornbread muffins gonna topple over.

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