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Panko-Beer Battered Fish Tacos!

I am so happy to have come across this recipe for fish tacos.  They are simple to prepare, fun to assemble, and incredibly satisfying for the taste buds!  They also fulfilled my requirements of being a) beer battered and b) panko breaded!  Your pescetarian friends will love this dish!  My boyfriend thinks it’s such a treat…

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The Secret to Lomo Saltado…

Lomo saltado — a traditional Peruvian stir fry dish with your choice of meat.  The best lomo saltado I have ever come across can be tried at the Chinese-Peruvian fusion restaurant, Flor de Mayo.  There are two locations in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  I have only been to the one on Amsterstam between…

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A public Christmas letter to my father

Dear Pop, Happy holidays.  Merry Christmas.  Happy New Year.  And Happy (what would have been) 41st Wedding Anniversary to you and Mom. In two days, you will walk down your driveway for the last time after 33 years.  You’ve been telling people how sad this moment in your lifetime will be, but actually, above anything,…

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A Pumpkin Square Tradition

The autumn season means many things.  It’s a time to dress warmer, rake leaves, go pumpkin picking, prepare for Halloween and the Holidays, carve pumpkins, and so on.  Every year about a week before Halloween, I buy some canned pumpkin and cream cheese and prepare my first batch of homemade Pumpkin Squares for my family,…

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An Edible Arrangements Smoothie!

Last week, I celebrated my 24th birthday with these munchkins all day: After a bike to and from the playground, we came home to this pleasant surprise on our doorstep! …   It was from my boyfriend who sent his love from the office.🙂 My nephews and I enjoyed the fresh and chilled fruit as…

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Car Camping in Bodega Bay

Living in Northern California means access to the infinite destinations for outdoor recreation.  My family, boyfriend, and I were fortunate enough to share an overnight car camping experience a few weeks ago at Bodega Bay in Sonoma County.  My brother, a camping veteran, advised my boyfriend and I on some supplies and clothing we might…