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Basil Vinaigrette

July 17, 2017 in misc., Sandwiches - No Comments

I love the smell of basil. It’s just so intoxicating, with its sweet and fresh notes. Most of the time, I either sprinkle it on pasta or make into a pesto. (See here for pesto recipe.  Besides having with pasta, I have used it for these sandwiches–caprese and chicken.) This time,…

Homemade Hot Chocolate

January 12, 2017 in misc. - 2 Comments

I’m in a minor panic mode.  Weather forecasters predicted a possibility of 1-4 inches of snow Tuesday night.  I don’t mean to sound pessimistic, but in the Portland area, there’s much hype from the media when it comes to snow and little is delivered.  So I didn’t think too much about…

Reflecting On a Year

December 31, 2016 in misc., musings - 2 Comments

The time between Christmas and New Year’s has always been a time of contemplation for me.  A time to look back on the year and reflect on the highs and lows.  A time to see the mix of laughter and sorrow.  But through the bitterness there is sweetness, no matter how small…

Star Wars Birthday Party

August 8, 2016 in misc. - 1 Comment

My baby, Matthew, turned 6 a few weeks ago and insisted on having a Star Wars themed birthday party.  And when I say insisted, it was all he could talk about.  His only restriction: “No Princess Leia!”  This, or course, hurt Grace’s feelings, because that’s the only character she likes….

End of Summer

August 18, 2012 in misc. - No Comments

I can’t believe it’s the end of summer!  It always flies by too quickly, and in one short week, I’ll be back cleaning up my classroom and getting ready for teenagers to walk through my door.  I just wanted to give you a quick update to let you know why…

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