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Foodie Flicks

In addition to the rather recent discovery that I might be a writer (which sounds like it should be the brunt of a Jeff Foxworthy joke and accompanied by a list of Ten Signs You Might Be A Writer), I’ve always loved consuming films and books with a food, wine or travel bent.  As temperatures…

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On Food and Words

Growing up, I was fortunate that my family lived in some interesting places.  The first decade of my life placed our family briefly in Tulsa, Oklahoma (where I was born) and in Suriname – or Dutch Guiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Jamaica and Washington state. They tell me that in a Chinese restaurant in Pittsburgh I excitedly…

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I ♥ Ball Mason Jars

I’ve mentioned before that I have a major chalkboard affliction (seriously, the tally around here is embarrassing) and alluded to a similar fixation with mason jars. I love them because they are so iconic and simple – they evoke the past but serve a myriad of modern uses. My very favorite is definitely this vintage…

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A New Look + New Adventures

Oh, hi. I’ve been a bad food adventurer. In my (pitiful) defense, 2013 has been a roller coaster: ups, downs, delights and disappointments.  Great food, drink and conversation have been woven throughout.  And, I have some really exciting news coming soon (later this month on The Little Magpie and Magpie Marketing) that just might put me…