A Tribute To Gram

March 23, 2015

Just before Valentine’s Day I got a call from my grandmother. “I have had a very long and happy life,” she said, “but I’ve received some bad news.” She told me she had cancer all through her GI tract. Fearing she had only days to live, I asked her how much time the doctors had given […]

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The Charlottesville 10 Miler

March 21, 2015

10 miles – I survived!! And not only survived, I had a great race. It’s kind of all like a dream now that I’m sitting down to write about it hours later. I started the day at 5:30 with toast topped with banana and almond butter. And half caf coffee! I considered full caffeine, but […]

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10 Years Later…a Foot Story

March 20, 2015

We started our day with pancakes, at Sir Mazen’s request! He loves to stir the batter himself and is eager to do the flipping too, but that’s a little too dangerous for a two year old. After breakfast Karen, Mazen and I went to Target. My basket was filled with little girl birthday party toys and Easter […]

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The Best Three Salads In Charlottesville

March 19, 2015

What’s up friends!? We are making birthday cards for Grammie in our PJs – tomorrow is her birthday! Breakfast today was consumed in a rush on the way to preschool – Irish Soda Bread toast with almond butter and oranges. Plus coffee, per usual! Karen and I ran some errands together during preschool. And then […]

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Dinner At Lampo

March 19, 2015

Lampo is our new Neapolitan pizza restaurant here in Cville, and I’ve been dying to try it as soon as it opened. I’ve heard that it’s really hard to get a table, so when we decided we would give it a shot we showed up at 4:45 to wait outside. I think I was still digesting […]

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Kiwi + Cheese Product

March 18, 2015

Good morning, good afternoon! Today has included: kiwi (Mazen’s first!), coffee and tea, kettlebells, HGTV magazine, and a picnic. Breakfast was scrambled eggs, half of a banana (rejected by M because of a brown spot), half a kiwi (with skin!) and a quarter of a Great Harvest Oat Berry muffin. Karen {My mother-in-law who is visiting from […]

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Perfect Baked Sweet Potato Fries

March 18, 2015

Sweet potato fries are one of my greatest food loves. I never get tired of them, and Mazen goes nuts for them. I put a sweet potato in our grocery cart almost every week. Throughout the years we have tried numerous techniques to get the perfect texture – metal pans, aluminium foil on the bottom, aluminium […]

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