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A Year Without You

Part of a series called Dear Andy, written as letters to my late brother exploring the issues of loss and grief.  Dear Andy, What is the meaning of a year in relation to forever? It was one year ago today that you made the bold decision to end your life. It will be one year ago tomorrow t...
BLUEBERRY RECIPE ROUNDUP

Blueberry Recipe Roundup

Blueberry Recipe Roundup If you followed my advice and went blueberry picking, then you might be looking for ideas for all your fresh blueberries! I've pulled together a round up of my favorite blueberry recipes from Whipped and have a new blueberry wine cocktail recipe for consideration. ...
PICKLED CARROTS AND DAIKON RADISH

Vietnamese Pickled Carrots and Daikon Radish

I have always loved the balance of flavors in Vietnamese cuisine. The fresh, aromatic herbs, spicy and sweet sauces, and the briny carrot and daikon pickle shreds. Sometimes they come floating in dipping sauce and I hoard them, scooping them out to eat every last shred. A few weeks ago, we finall...
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Homemade Play-Doh

Cooped up with a sick toddler, an exhausted Mommy and 100 degree heat.  Homemade Play-doh to the rescue!  A few hours of giggling and much...