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Postcard from Up North

The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

(May the coming days fill you and yours with heavenly peace. Here’s winter solstice inspiration, morning steam rising off of Little Traverse Bay.)

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  1. Emiine Haddad Reifsnyder on December 21, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Hi Maureen — your writings are always so pleasant and love the pictures (including the postcards). I have shared your website with many, many friends — looking forward to your cookbook. Will it have pictures???


    • Maureen Abood on December 21, 2013 at 12:54 PM

      Thank you so much–and yes! The book will have beautiful photography!

  2. tammy on December 21, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    beautiful girl, i wish you all the merriment of this season of the winter solstice & the celebrations of family & memories & laughter, on the rebirth of the sun/son. and may the dawn of the new year keep your smiling face the same as it’s always been, with love, tammy

    • Maureen Abood on December 21, 2013 at 12:53 PM

      All the same to you, dear Tammy! Thank you!

  3. Diane Nassir (my maternal grandmother was an Abood (Jamileh) from Ammun Leb. on December 21, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Maureen, thank you for this peaceful moment

  4. Tom on December 21, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Tranquility in the midst of chaos. Thanks for the reminder that this is not only possible, but also preferable. Beautiful words and photos as always, Maureen. Thank you for the great care you take.

  5. paul zeidan on December 22, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Maureen, wishing you and your family all the best on this Christmas period. since we in Australia are having a hot summer, we made your choc mint ince cream. everyone loved it. the only thing is we used two cups of fresh mint and everyone thought it smells like cucumber yogurt salad.

  6. Paula on December 23, 2013 at 6:10 AM

    Such beautiful picture and words.

    You deserve the best this season and always.

    Much love


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