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Remarkable

Last Spring I was nominated for the Alliance of Women Owned Businesses‘ Crystal Star Award, and I became a finalist. Normally I just go about my day without really thinking about where this has all come from and how it all came to be. Last Spring I was forced to really think about that in…
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September 28, 2012 0

Do we love food enough?

Folks have been noticing that I have dropped a significant amount of weight over the past year. Everything has changed for me and while this has not been an easy journey, I am learning different things every day. I don’t know what ‘switched’ on (or off?) inside me a year ago to get me focused…
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September 24, 2012 0

Well here we are…

Finally (sort of)! Last November I started this project of creating a new web site and after 3 months of slow and frustrating ‘progress’, I set it aside. I just wasn’t getting the help that I needed and it was far more complicated than it needed to be so I retreated and licked my wounds…
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September 6, 2012 0

OUR GIFT CARDS EARN YOU REWARDS!

Does someone love you enough to have given you a Monica’s gift card? Have you loaded one up for yourself? All of Monica’s gift cards act as rewards cards! Even if you no longer have a monetary balance on your card, you will still earn points with every meal purchase. You can track your balance…
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August 24, 2012 0

Getting out of the country, eh?

HOLY CRAP A DOE JUST WALKED THROUGH OUR YARD! We have lived here over 10 years and never had a deer here because all the neighbors can’t manage to keep their animals put, so there are many dogs roaming our unfenced acre+. It JUST happened as I was sitting down to write this! A couple…
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July 13, 2012 0

Happy Anniversary

I awoke to the smell of sweet peas. Last night I put a lovely bunch, which I got from Pheasant Fields Farm at the Bremerton Farmers Market, into a small vase high atop the baker’s rack in our kitchen so the cats will not tear them apart. When I woke up this morning I could…
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May 20, 2011 0

Busy Times, Silverdale Farmer’s Market, Bistro & Beer, EASY French Bread

Wow what a weather week we had! Yes it’s back to colder (though warmer than it was) and rainy, but I cannot help but be so very grateful for the gorgeous week we had last week.


April 26, 2011 0

Sunshine, Chocolate & Chickpeas, oh my!

The sunshine is bringing folks out to the park these past few days. It’s still quite nippy out, but we true Western Washingtonians know to take advantage of a day with sun (breaks) no matter what the temperature is! People are sitting outside and actually have been for several days over the past month, in…
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April 12, 2011 0

Canlis

You may remember that last August my gals pooled together with a few family members and friends, and they gave me a Canlis gift certificate for my birthday. They all know I have a long list of restaurants in Seattle that I call my ‘wish list’; places I really want to go to eat. The list changes…
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February 27, 2011 0

I love cookbooks!

Do you love cookbooks? I do! I love to read them cover to cover, like I am reading a novel. I don’t necessarily read every single detail of every single recipe, though I do for many of them. I love to know what the author uses for salt, and the good ones include stories or…
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February 23, 2011 0