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Goodbye (again)

I know I killed this blog with my last post, and I’ve been very good about staying away and focusing on my other projects. But I need to use this platform for one last post, sadly another goodbye. This time to my favourite restaurant in…

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The End

As the year draws to a close, so too does this blog. Although I still have recipes left to post, I have other places to publish them and other things I want to write about. When I experimented with broadening the scope of Tomayto Tomahto, to include…

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12 (Easy, Edible and Homemade) Gifts of Christmas

It’s the beginning of December. Our tree is up, wreath on the door and nutcracker in place. Now I can sit back… and really panic. For, added to the usual holiday card and gift exchange madness with which you are no doubt familiar is, for…

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El Dia de los Muertos (by Nancy Lopez-McHugh)

El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that is meant to honor and remember loved ones no longer on this earth. This important Mexican holiday has its roots in Aztec culture and is celebrated every 1st and 2nd of…

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Autumn Tea (a poetic pause by Biren)

Swirling leaves in the autumn breeze As summer’s laughter takes her leave Banish the thought of cold and freeze Refuge in a cup of tea ~ Ro-Ri San ~ The long dry summer in Minnesota this year was a time for ice cream and iced…

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Apple Festival at Waterperry Gardens

Living on a soggy island does have its advantages. One of these is that, when the weather decides to play nice, we appreciate the sunshine. Actually, appreciate might be a rather British understatement. We bask in it. We marvel at it and drink, soak, lap…

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Toys (an exhibit of paintings by Michael Sacramento)

By Michael Sacramento My paintings of toys are both an investigation of the intersection of formalism, Pop and realism as well as an amusing way for me to remember my childhood. My work is heavily informed by Wayne Theibaud, Edward Hopper, Raymond Stapranz and Mel…

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Snapseed in Seattle

Home from the holidays, kids back in school and finally enough time on my hands to get to my ever-growing list of THINGS TO DO. There are tasks on there like ‘sort out the shed’ and ‘book chimney sweep’, which I keep pushing aside, in…

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