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Lerning_French_Second_Language, Food Gypsy

Five Tips to Learn French, FAST!

September 19, 2018 | 2 Comments

It’s back-to-school time and our house is buzzing. This year it’s not only back to school for my favorite nine-year-old, but me as well. That means school supplies, times two. I’ve been a studying French, full/time...

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A Very French Picnic

September 7, 2015 | 7 Comments

“How about a picnic?” I offered one sunny afternoon. The kiddo and I just love a good picnic. Of course, ‘picnic’ to she and I, means tossing a couple of sandwiches in a bag so...

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Waterfight - Food Gypsy

The Sweet Sounds of Summer

July 24, 2015 | 1 Comments

The threesome of playmates are much too quiet, I speculate what mischief they might be up to. Giggles come from the backyard, followed by whispering, looming ever louder.  I suspect an ambush. Armed with water...

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Cooking with kids is fun.  Messy, but fun!  Here’s five tips to keep everyone safe and sane when your kitchen becomes a classroom for a lifetime of learning. Kitchen literacy is as important as classroom...

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June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

In celebration of my current manifestation, I mark another year on this blue planet.  It’s been a delicious life filled with tastes and textures, joy and happiness, but not without turmoil, my fair share of...

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Friendship & Saffron

February 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

A package arrived in the mail from a friend, inside was a giant jar of saffron and a note that read – thinking of you.   Harvested in the fields of Iran, hand picked and sun dried, it filled the...

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The Secret Rain Lovers Society

October 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

We are a select few. We meet only when it rains, wearing our brightly coloured rain-slickers and rubber boots. We say things like "it's liquid sunshine!" as we watch the rain fall. ...

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One Cup of Coffee

September 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

I am usually the first to rise, the first to respond to the alarm, the first to switch on lights and take charge of our morning caffeine. Two cups for him, sweetened, black punctuated...

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Lessons in Greatness from a Great Dog

June 13, 2012 | 24 Comments

Early this summer we said goodbye our much beloved bulldog, Magnus The Great. Magnus is a Latin word meaning strong, brawn, or 'great'. Never was there a dog so aptly named. A...

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My Garden, My Mother – Happy Mothers Day

May 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Each garden I tend bears the fingerprints of my Mother who honors the earth with her gentle tending. Everything I have learned of flora and fauna, I learned at her knee, a toddler pulling weeds...

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A Bright, Shiny New Year

January 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

Instead of new years resolutions, for many years now I have given each year an overarching theme to promote personal growth. 2010 was "my life from scratch", 2011 was "bigger and better" and now...

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Santa Dear, while you may have heard me pining for a Komodo Kamato Cooker (Easy Bake Oven on steroids), I’m writing to let you off the hook this year because I gave myself the...

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