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Planting my 1st vegetable garden, thinking of Dad

November 3, 2015

Once upon a time, gorgeous yellow lillies bloomed in my front yard. Then, I ripped them out to grow veggies instead. The urge to try farming in some small way […]

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The price of freedom: My $9k dream vacation

June 22, 2015

Running away from home for a 10-day painting vacation in France came with a price — $9,079.80, to be exact. But it’s what I wanted to do. I had a […]

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Shopping for memories from my French painting vacation

June 12, 2015

Oh, this French vacation is zooming by, making me feel nostalgic. So I went shopping for souvenirs — memories to take home as I explored Honfleur during a very rainy […]

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5 reasons to love the Hastings-on-Hudson farmers market

May 23, 2015

It’s that time again here in my hometown! The farmers market is setting up for the summer at its outdoor location overlooking the Hudson River. There’s something special about buying […]

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Green Festival Expo — photos of new food & home products

April 26, 2015

For three intoxicating hours at Green Festival Expo, I stuffed my face on organic food samples and marveled at hundreds of new products. This was heaven for impulse shoppers, which […]

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Vegan dessert porn: 7 desserts made with my daughter at ICE

August 4, 2014

If you think “vegan” and “food porn” are incompatible concepts, these photos will change your mind. The pictures are from a vegan dessert baking workshop that I took with my […]

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5 ways I’m losing weight as a healthy lifestyle

June 22, 2014

Over the past six months, I gained 10 pounds — the same 10 pounds I lose and gain every few years. Big sigh. I’m SO TIRED of this cycle — […]

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