I’m Self Conscious About My Salad


  Okay so this is also a repeat. I can’t help it. I’ve just rediscovered a handful of posts I penned this summer and each one reveals a lifetime about me and what I believe. And most importantly, they help to answer questions I receive through email. But this one? She’s worth another read. One…

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The Truest Representation of Me


I tend not to re-publish old posts. But this from July of last year…well, this one means the world to me. And since it’s my party, I’ll make myself cry if I want to.     Sometimes standard sized mugs aren’t large enough for the amount of tea I want to guzzle. Other times, all…

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Strawberry Crumb Bars

  Excuse me, um, Monday Morning? First, hi, how are you? Tired? What’s that, you didn’t sleep well? Ah, I’m sorry to hear it. Aaanywho…Juuust wanted to touch base with you about something I’ve been thinking long and hard about lately. And that is: you just don’t treat me as well as I think you…

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Lemon Garlic Tuna Burgers

  You know, I was feeling pretty darn proud o’ myself for not having burnt my house down yet. I mean, think about the amount of time I spend cooking and baking and reheating and reheating and cooking and lamenting that I don’t have a blow torch for things like crème brulee and scaring Daniel….

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Hunger Challenge Day 1

pike place market

  This week I’m participating in a hunger challenge. To explain the challenge in the best way I know how, I’ll share my conversation with Daniel as I told him all about it yesterday afternoon. Me: Monkey, what should I make this week for our dinners? Daniel: Umm…how ’bout lasagna, salmon, beef stroganoff, and…hot dogs?…

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14 Things You’ll Never Need to Know About Me

…but aww shucks I’ll tell you anyway. I got my two front teeth knocked out on a seesaw and missed them dearly for much of my childhood. The song,“All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth,” still haunts me to this day. Peanut butter and fluff sandwiches are without question my favorite thing…

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Irish Soda Muffins

  Truth: I am ethnically ambiguous. If I had a nickel for every time someone has asked me what my nationality is, what race I am, where my family is from, or why my skin is milk chocolate in the summer and a translucent white in the winter…well, I’d have at least four paper-rolled stacks…

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