Fabulous Chicken Dinner

I love chicken especially on Monday nights at XICO, an upscale Oaxacan restaurant in Northeast Portland.   Continue reading “Fabulous Chicken Dinner”

Why I Walk…

Enjoy being outdoors.

Meet and greet other walkers.

Spend time with my dog Ginny. Continue reading “Why I Walk…”

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day!

According to some sources, April is National Grilled Cheese Month.  Others point to April 12 as National Grilled Cheese Day.

Either way, it is a good excuse to eat a delicious grilled cheese sandwich.

A favorite of mine since I was a little girl!

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Simple Daily Gifts

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These are not mind-blowing gifts.

They don’t take a lot of time.  I know because I have timed them.

Yet, these  gifts ease me into each new day with a sense of purpose and calm.   Continue reading “Simple Daily Gifts”

Mini Chinese Lesson

I love the whimsical ambiance of Dan Wei Canting.*

I go for the fantastic food but enjoy the atmosphere.

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The staff is friendly and attentive.

It was a great place for an early dinner recently.

It was raining and I had just seen a powerful, one-person play “Golda Meir”.

I was ready to exhale and relax.

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This Month Needs Your Support!

 

Let’s be fair….

We observe Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Irish-American Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Gay & Lesbian Pride Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Native American Heritage Month….I would bet that this is an incomplete list.

These are causes that speak to the heart of life in America and deserve our attention.

However, I must point out that we have another month-long cause that deserves our immediate and unconditional support.

No matter where you stand on issues or what you believe in, I call on you to support Continue reading “This Month Needs Your Support!”

Choices!

“We can make choices.  We can create options to maximize our inner peace and serenity, our health, and our sense of self-worth.”  Edward T. Creagan, M.D.  Mayo Clinic

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Meet Me at XICO!

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The Oregonian names XICO  as one of Portland’s best restaurants for 2016.

The Oregonian names XICO  2015 “Cuisine of the Year!”

The Oregonian names XICO 2014 to the list of top 10 Portland restaurant bars: Bar Tab

The Oregonian names XICO’s trout pozole as one of Portland’s top ten dishes in 2013.

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Finding Grace in a Grilled Ham & Cheese

“But when from a long distant past, nothing subsists, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered, still, alone, more fragile, but with more vitality, more unsubstantial, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remained poised a long time, like souls, ready to remind us, waiting and hoping for their moment, amid the ruins of all the rest; and bear unfaltering , in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence, the vast structure of recollection.”   excerpt from Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust. Continue reading “Finding Grace in a Grilled Ham & Cheese”

Choc Stars

 

wp-1462071762251.jpgI consider it my duty when in France to eat as much wonderful chocolate as possible.  I found these delightful chocolate bars in the little town of Beaumes-de-Venise, France.

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Such treats…great chocolates, fabulous wine and  incredible food!

I left my heart in Beaumes-de-Venise!

Learn more and order these wonderful bars at Choc Stars

Sorry for the glare on the photos…still learning!

Craving another bite of chocolate?  See this post  Chocolate!