Category Archives: Nurture

Things done in love.

Beautiful “How to be alone” video.

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The annoying, self-defeating habit of the turtle-shell retreat.

I love parties. I love to cook good food for friends. I love it when they cook for me. I love circles of cross-legged, relaxed grown ups sitting with half-empty wine glasses and laughing while they share stories. All of … Continue reading

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Two things about fish and cocktails:

There is real value in the pan frying technique that uses both butter and olive oil. Never have I gotten such amazing flavor, crisp crust, and light taste. These are tilapia fillets breaded in panko crumbs, pan fried in butter/olive … Continue reading

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Making a house a home.

“I believe that a space will tell you want it wants to look like, if you’re willing to wait and listen well.”

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Fresh flowers make me happy. Gerbera Daisies.

I buy the bouquets at the grocery store that are under $5.00. Today’s was $2.99. 5 beautiful Gerbera Daisies. I always subdivide what I bring home to multiple places so if I spend a lot of time in one room … Continue reading

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Blackened Fish Sandwich with Mango Mayo

Blackened Fish Sandwiches The stuff: Cod filets (or Tilapia) French rolls Leaf lettuce Sliced tomato Avocado Old Bay Seasoning  (or your favorite blackening mix) Mango, small dice Mayonnaise sourcream Lemon juice Cilantro Cucumber, peeled, seeded, small-dice Butter What  I did: … Continue reading

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Single Momma’s Sangria

I keep a jar of this in the fridge. Use a quart sized canning jar: 1/3 jar of red wine 1/3 jar of some kind of cranberry juice blend ( I like cran blueberry  and cran pomegranite) a good glug … Continue reading

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