Holiday Magic

Simple summer fresh sweet treat

Summer berries, fresh whipped cream, and vanilla cake That is what we crave in the heat.  Nature provides these gorgeous berries throughout the season.   Combine that with a simple vanilla cake and whipped cream to add the sensation of full-bodied flavor, sweetness and texture. The one, two, threes…it is

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The Isle of Capri, layered in a chicken breast

Gratefully I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to travel to some of the most luxurious locations in the world (trust me, my journeys have just begun!). Treasured ingredients offered in each unique location become another grain of sand on my “culinary beach”. Each experience building my palette, my appreciation and

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Sushi At Home–Yes You Can!

Sushi.  I crave it at time.  The flavors, so fresh, intrigue my palette.   Going out for sushi dinner is one of my favorite meals out.   One of my dear friends is a Japanese Sushi Master, he’s taught me a few tricks to create these same healthy tastes at

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December holidays, no matter what belief system you hold dear, mark the nearing of another years end. This is the best time to pause and reflect on the past years highlights.  Good and bad, tears and laughs often come out from us at these times of reflection.  A warm soothing cup of tea and a dancing fire in the fireplace can allow us the safe environment to explore the emotions and memories.  I love to sit close to the fire, warming my feet and just feel life flow over me and thru me.

What dreams we may have for next year?

A comfortable meal like, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and peas with a warm apple bread pudding adds to this journey of reflection on life. Food always makes us feel complete.

Gratitude for those we love and who love us.  I have a friend who each year makes a list of things she hopes for in the coming year, she seals it and opens it each New Year’s Eve.  I tried it only once, it’s incredible how each year brings its own unexpected journey.  Trusting that there will be good time and some tough times but each step of the way, we will have love and give love.  That is being full in our human experience.

This creates the magic of the holiday season.

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