My Brother-In-Law’s BBQ Ribs

December 12, 2013
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I never know what to expect when we make these big trips back home to see family. How will the baby handle the 8+ hr plane ride over the ocean? Will she get into a normal-enough sleep schedule okay after a 6 hr time zone shift? Will she make the connection that even though she’d […]


Happy Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013

A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they […]


Photo Essay: La Sierra de Aracena, Andalusia, Spain – Part 2

November 21, 2013

This is the second of a two-part photo essay series on the city of Aracena and surrounding countryside. See part one, or continue exploring the beauty of this region of Andualusia below.


Photo Essay: La Sierra de Aracena, Andalusia, Spain – Part 1

November 19, 2013
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This was the Andalusia we encountered last month in Spain. My heart is still there, basking in the sunshine up in the hills.


Prosciutto wrapped turkey roulade

November 15, 2013
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Despite coming from a family that cooks regularly and enjoys cooking and preparing food as much as eating it at the table together, I never really learned how to cook during my childhood. I have many memories of my mom decorating some of the most elaborate birthday cakes for my sister and myself, which to […]


Black Truffle Risotto

November 6, 2013
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For the first time in four years (i.e. the first time since I’ve been in Switzerland), we’ve actually had what this New Englander could call an Autumn. There has been some actual color on the leaves, Fall temperatures, and that invigorating brisk chill in the air while the sun lights up the color of the […]