Break my fall.

When I was a kid I feared anyone getting old. My father was 56 when I was born, we could not shake the assumptions from strangers that he was my grandfather. It never occurred to me in my world of us tossing baseball together, begging him to take the wheels off on off on off […]

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August 31st, 2013 by dogl2324

Pass it around.

The other night I went to dinner with friends as we celebrated Eric’s birthday and I was reminded how food was meant to be eaten. Lauren and I have always shared food, and especially over the past few years if there is a special occasion where it would be easy to overeat and indulge to […]

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August 22nd, 2013 by dogl2324

Pad Thai with Crispy Tofu

You will need: Olive Oil A head of garlic 1 bunch of  green onion 3 tbs tamarind juice 1 shallot Soy Sauce Peanut Butter 1/2 cup edemame 2 eggs 1 package of rice noodles (8oz) 1 package of extra firm tofu 1 lime honey Package of bean sprouts 1/2 cup crushed peanuts     For […]

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August 22nd, 2013 by dogl2324

Rest Stop

Sometimes the very best thing you can do is just stop, sit in your chaotic mess of a mind and let it settle, skim off the funk that rises to the top and move on. As I get older I appreciate the moments of “in between”, and even when I don’t know it, even when […]

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August 20th, 2013 by dogl2324

The Volunteer.

The fact that Lindsey is currently living in Knoxville, Tennessee is still a bit surreal and hard for me to wrap my spinning head around. I am not sure if it were anyone else would I  find myself in an upgraded pimped out white Chrysler rental car headed down interstate 75, reliving the bittersweet skid […]

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August 14th, 2013 by dogl2324

The Moussetrap.

Mmmm decadent chocolate mousse with orange zest…..   Jonesy came over for lunch on Saturday afternoon, and I wanted to cook something amazing for her as I do when I invite anyone over for a meal, I wanted to flex my culinary muscle and make some delicious food, and I think I did.  Here is […]

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August 5th, 2013 by dogl2324

avocado mousse with orange zest

Makes 4 servings In a large bowl combined: 2 avocados juice of 1/2 orange + zest (reserve a bit of the zest for garnish) 1 tbs vanilla extract + 1/2 vanilla bean, scrapped 1/4 cup light coconut milk 5 tbs of pure maple syrup (more to taste if you want it sweeter) 5-6 tbs good […]

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August 5th, 2013 by dogl2324

One, two, three….go.

The chaos was all around the lobby, people in line for wine, chocolates and tickets yet to be picked up. Old friends catching up and happily anticipating the opera they are about to enjoy. It was the usual suspects of problems to help correct …reprinting tickets that were left on the kitchen table or locating […]

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August 1st, 2013 by dogl2324