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In the refrigerator that is… Food waste upsets me, but it is inevitable with our “juggling act” schedules; and meal planning sometimes takes a back burner, per say. I dress my dishes with a variety of fresh herbs, but their shelf life isn’t as strong as their flavor. (if only I had out door space for a garden). Tip: Whipping up a simple pesto is a tasty and practical way to lessen fresh herb waste. Pesto also lasts several weeks in an... Read More

50 Shades of Discovery

50 Shades of Discovery: I have had a pivotal few months on many platforms. But, haven’t we all… This time, these moments– are what make warriors. I have come out a warrior. I welcome you to read my personal prose, my badge. (Think of an underlay of rap and eighties music while reading) 😉 My challenge to you: play this game, create your own! Jot down—-      Where have you been            What have you seen      ... Read More

Mushroom and Barley Arancini

Barley is one of my favorite grains.  I love the wholesome texture and the nuttiness… and I feel healthy just eating it. I spotted mushrooms and barley on the menu a few times in Iceland and I imagined recreating arancini, traditional Italian rice balls with this barley and mushroom combination. Dill is a popular herb in the Icelandic cuisine so I thought it would add brightness and balance to the decadence of the arancini. I’ve never... Read More

To The Core…

  As I mention in the About Me of my website, I am an explorer to the core. I have been that way since the beginning. I recently traveled to Iceland. It was such an adventure–new landscapes, new foods, new stories. Every time I leave for a trip near or far, it reminds me of how much I long for and get inspired by exploration… Here is a video of some of my adventures… Bourne Explorer Sizzle And FYI: I was very pregnant is a... Read More

Saying Good-byes before the End: Piano style

I have been extremely lucky in the grandparent department. My mom’s parents are still alive at 94 and last December they celebrated their 70th anniversary. However, the last few years, health has declined and the depth of memory has fizzled. But, up until a few years ago, some of my funniest and most drunken moments have been with them by my side. My sister and I committed one Friday a month for over a decade to hop on the New Jersey transit... Read More