Monthly Archives: January 2012

Favorite Things: Vintage Silverplate Flatware

What does a wild bachelorette weekend in South Beach call to mind for you? How could such a line possibly begin a post on vintage flatware? For me, along with the fussy cabana boys and fun late night poolside cocktails …

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Postcard from Up North

If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you. ~ Motto of the State of Michigan

(Michigan became a state 175 years ago this week. “Michigan” is derived from the Indian michigama, meaning great or large lake. To …

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Taking stock (chicken, that is)

When I stepped through the doors of Tante Marie’s Cooking School to begin the full-time culinary program in the fall of 2010, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The first order of business was to suit up. That meant changing …

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Postcard from Up North

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~ Confucius

(Can’t get enough of the many faces and hues of Little Traverse Bay in winter–I know she played her role in bringing me here, wholeheartedly.)…

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Lebanese Café Blanc with Honey. Plus snack.

The root cause may be stress, a.k.a. my personality, or my genetic cocktail, or a combination of the two, but the bottom line is: my constitution can be, well, sensitive. Took me a while to figure out that a change …

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