Vote for Camille

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My best friend, Camille, just recently entered’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List contest—the very same one I shared a few weeks ago when Kelly had emailed me. In the past year alone, Camille traveled to 11 countries on four continents. She’s a nomad and I so admire that fearless wonder in her. If you read…

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A Book Update

If I’ve learned anything in publishing over the past year and a half, it’s that a.) the word is spelled “doughnut”—not donut, and b.) timelines and schedules are—very often—loose. As a first-time author, there was no real telling when the memoir would be completely “done.” My editor suggested some flexible dates, some goals, but still,…

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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

peanut butter banana smoothie

I’m coming around to the idea of breakfast smoothies. And yes, I am arriving so late to this party. While everyone else has been blending their greens, juicing their beets, and sipping away for years, I’ve just been over here…chewing. Because in the past, whenever I considered the ingredients of a smoothie for breakfast, I…

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Soba Noodle and Shrimp Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

soba noodles with peanut sauce

I craved something drastically different and less corned than the multiple Irish feasts I ate this past weekend. I needed something or someone to drag me out from my salt cave. And this was it. Shrimp. Soba noodles. Peanut butter. Ginger. Lime. Love. Served warm, served cold–it offers so much flavor. It’s rich and peanut…

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Casual Friday

corned beef

I should preface this post with: this is a list of inane musings. It’s nonsensical at best, disturbing at worst. But it will give you who come here often a tiny glimpse at the life of the zany person who writes this blog. Maybe we’ll start a tradition? Casual Fridays—I like the sound of that….

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