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Hygge: What It Is and How It’s Helping Me to Embrace Winter

Hygge: What It Is and How It’s Helping Me to Embrace Winter

For all of my life, my ideal weather has fallen into a very narrow range: I get too cold when it’s below 70 degrees and I don’t like it to be much hotter than 85. Of course, it also goes without saying that it should be clear blue skies and sunny 🙂 (This is when most...

Helping Our Patients & Clients Affected by the Fires

Helping Our Patients & Clients Affected by the Fires

It will take us all some time to process everything that happened on December 30th. Collectively, our community has endured so much in these last two years, and the last few weeks have been incredibly challenging. We can feel the collective grief in the air. However,...

The Greatest Missed Opportunity

The Greatest Missed Opportunity

As the world enters its third year in a global pandemic, Debbie and I have been looking back and reflecting on what we’ve called “the greatest missed opportunity.” While our country was acutely thrust into an intense focus on immunity, what has become increasingly...

Welcoming 2022 & the Parable of the Elephant

Welcoming 2022 & the Parable of the Elephant

As 2021 comes to a close, we want to wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season and happy & healthy year to come.  We are so fortunate to have you in our lives and our community, and we want you to know we value the relationships we have with each...

When Your Battery Runs Low…

When Your Battery Runs Low…

Has the battery on your cell phone ever dipped below 20% and you didn’t have a charger and wouldn’t be home for quite some time? What did you do? Did you begin to conserve your power by not checking email or social media? Set your phone to airplane mode to preserve...

Our Favorite Things 2021

Our Favorite Things 2021

If you are new to our community, I started writing my "Favorite Things" back in December of 2007. And each year since then, I (and eventually we) have highlighted some of our favorite things from the past year. Some may be little, some may be lavish...but to make the...

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Recipes
MiMa’s Chanukah Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

MiMa’s Chanukah Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

Latke is the Yiddish word for “pancake.” It is a Chanukah tradition to serve latkes, which are basically grated potato pancakes fried in oil, to celebrate the Chanukah miracle—that a small amount of oil burned for eight consecutive days. Latkes are my favorite holiday...

Thanksgiving Cornbread

Thanksgiving Cornbread

For many years I taught monthly cooking classes. Every November I would offer a "Pre-Thanksgiving Feast" and we would prepare several Thanksgiving side dishes such as Maple Pecan Yams, Warm Greens with Honeyed Pears & Pomegranate and Thanksgiving Cornbread. While...

Glorious Morning Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Glorious Morning Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Our Glorious Morning Muffins are full of healthy ingredients such as zucchini, carrot, currants and walnuts. They feel like the perfect Fall treat with the warming spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. To us, these muffins are “just sweet enough” with a small amount of...

Elderberry-Lemon Immune Spritzer

Elderberry-Lemon Immune Spritzer

We created this Elderberry-Lemon Immune Spritzer to provide you and your children with a delicious way to keep your immune system strong this season! For centuries, elderberries have been used for immune support, especially in the winter months. Elderberries can help...

Savory Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Savory Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This dish is winter comfort food at its yummiest! Warm, hearty, savory beef stew with root veggies, broth and herbs. The Slow Cooker allows time for the beef to become super tender, which makes it fall apart in your mouth—the way we personally like it best. Simply...

Casey’s D.I.Y. Candles

Casey’s D.I.Y. Candles

We all know that giving gifts can sometimes feel impersonal. Buying tool kits for dad, bath robes for mom, and socks for everyone else (which I’m not against, I love socks) can feel mundane. This year, I decided to dive into do-it-yourself gifts. I began making...

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