Indonesian Satay with Peanut Sauce

Satay (or Sate) originated in East Java, Indonesia. It is well known throughout Indonesia and can be purchased from a traveling satay vendor or restaurants and is also a common staple during traditional celebrations. It is popular in many other countries in Southeast Asia, as well as Suriname and the[Read more]

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Keeping STRESS out of the Holidays

Ready or not, the holidays are upon us! This is an exciting time of year that can also become very stressful … we have extra strains on our time (parties, shopping, family visits, etc), many people have end of the year deadlines at work, exams are looming for school children,[Read more]

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German Apple Pancakes

photo credit: Paulo Mottola Many years ago, a dear friend gave me this recipe for German Apple Pancakes at my wedding shower. She advised me that it was her “go-to” recipe for bringing friends a meal or a hostess gift, because it is so versatile and it even freezes well[Read more]

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Norwegian Slow TV: Boring or Hilarious Entertainment?

Previously, I introduced you to another part of beautiful Norway, Lillehammer. I was fortunate to spend a glorious 3 1/2 weeks touring Denmark, Norway and Sweden, so I got a taste of the Norwegian way of life. Since I traveled during the summer, it was as they say, “The Land[Read more]

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Know Your Inner Animal

We all have animal instincts.  Are you in touch with yours? What drives you? How do you like to communicate? What are your comfort zones? What are your points of fear? Being in touch with all of these characteristics is basic to survival for animals in the wild.  As humans[Read more]

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Recipe: Irish Colcannon

Today I am sharing an Irish recipe for Colcannon. This recipe has rich, historical traditions and is an old Irish favorite. Although it is eaten any time of the year, it is traditionally made for Halloween or St. Patrick’s Day. When made for Halloween, there are often hidden treasures in[Read more]

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