Category Archives: Local

I Sang with Paul McCartney

I did! Me and 19,999 other concert goers. This was a huge thing to cross off my bucket list. I’ve been a fan for decades, and credit much of my life’s soundtrack to the Beatles and their various offshoots. For … Continue reading

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A Little Love for the Eggplant

Last night, I made baba ganoush, because last week we went to Gita Pita, and now I am, once again, obsessed with Mediterranean food (or at least the idea of it). I found a simple recipe for the baba ganoush … Continue reading

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Traditional Tacos and Basic Rice Noodles

I can’t get enough. I have a problem. Please send help (by which I mean gift cards to Tacos El Cuñado and Pho Anh Trang). Somewhere in my late-Winter/early-Spring attempt to get back on the healthy wagon, I overcame my … Continue reading

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Between Vampires and Snow

Judging by the weather, you’d think we’d gone from Halloween to Christmas in the course of a week. Me? I’m getting used to shoveling the front steps as our jack-o-lanterns get buried, but am really hoping to see grass at … Continue reading

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Salty Yellow Tomatoes

I used to go to the farmers’ market with a list. These days, I might have a couple things in mind, but I generally just see what catches my eye. The thing I’ve found is that it’s way more likely … Continue reading

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Faces of the Irish

Another Michigan Irish Music Festival under our belts. Iris is, obviously, an old pro. We even managed to locate a decent amount of vegetarian/pescetarian food. Iris ate her weight in tuna wrap, enjoyed a hot chocolate and found an age … Continue reading

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Replacing Labor with Whimsy (and discounts on cute stuff!)

My daughter has great taste in all respects, as you can see. It’s Labor Day, and it’s also the beginning of September. The days of indoor play and holiday gifting will be here before we know it. Might I recommend … Continue reading

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Domestic Bliss

On Friday, Iris and I went to an event featuring the Zulu Birth Project. I’m acquainted with a local doula, and she was one of the hosts for an evening with South African birth professionals, Native American singing and traditional … Continue reading

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Season Opener: Yoga and The Market

A beam of light crossed my face. It is not a crooked, fresh wax (which the husband said it resembles). On Saturday I woke up three hours earlier than usual to hang out in funny positions with strangers. You’ve heard … Continue reading

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Midwinter Dinner Date

It had been too long since my husband and I experienced date night. I made some Iris arrangements (with the help of an endlessly generous friend), asked him out, and on Saturday night we treated ourselves. Way back at Christmas … Continue reading

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