When life gives you bad habits, seek FRESHABITS.

  • Last Sunday I partook in a culinary event like no other, the Maialata, or the festival of the pig. The Maialata is an age-old Italian tradition that brings together locals for a day of butchering and a night of feasting. This particular Maialata took place in Willamette Valley, Oregon, instead […]

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  • Hi Friends. I’m back!! Sorry for the serious MIA-ness. Life got crazy busy and woefully my food blogging by night got the ax. You know how you’re only suppose to take on one major life change a year?! I never seem able to follow that rule of thumb. 2013 became […]

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  • Us Portlanders don’t spend much time in our own kitchens during the summer months. There’s too many must-try restaurants with outdoor terraces; coveted food festivals, delicious vineyard and farm dinners, backyard BBQs, camping excursions and weekend getaways. If, like me, you are feeling a little fatigued and overindulged by a […]

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  • I wandered the aisles of my local grocery store today to see the latest ploys of our lovely food companies. I’m always captivated by the endless options for salad dressings, marinades, sauces and such. It’s shocking to see the number of health claims on the packages of processed foods. And […]

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  • Inspiring family and friends to enjoy cooking and to celebrate healthy eating is the most rewarding part of my new career path. My sister wrote the following story about a single small change I suggested she make in her daughter’s diet. Thanks for sharing, Sis! I will never forget the day […]

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  • We all already know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Every morning we wish we got up just a little bit earlier to make time for it. But let’s face it, a few extra minutes of shuteye usually wins over. Breakfast needs to be grab-and-go quick, but […]

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