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Sunshine Smoothies and Tiki Treats

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Peach Mango Smoothie 2

Okay, Old Man Winter, I have a bone to pick with you.  You have overstayed your welcome and it is high time you leave.  We should not be having 18 inches of snow and below-freezing temperatures in April!  How ironic that the mountains are getting pounded with snow, just as most of the ski resorts […]

The Natural Dyed Eggs-periment

Sunday, March 31, 2013
Colored eggs in bowl

Yes, we could have easily and (far more) cheaply bought one of those Paas Easter Egg kits.  We could have finished those colored eggs in a matter of minutes.  But I had to try it.  I wanted to see what actually happened if we tried all natural, plant-based ingredients to dye our eggs this year. […]

Silver Linings, Love and Gratitude

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Silver Linings 2

The connections we make in the course of a life — maybe that’s what heaven is.      –Fred Rogers I think Valentine’s Day is lovely and I’m not one to oppose any celebration of love.  I wouldn’t turn down any chocolate, but this designated holiday has always felt too commercialized and more about the […]

Aracari at Lapa Rios

Sitting behind the pilot of the Cessna, I finally catch a glimpse of the Osa Peninsula.  It is a wild, seemingly untouched piece of southern Costa Rica, where furry green forests kiss the sea.  The landing strip at Puerto Jiminez is short – will we stop before hitting those trees?  Indeed, we land without effort […]

BeTWEEN Moments at Snow Mountain Ranch

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Husky dog

“The decisive moment, it is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson It seems like we are always striving for that “decisive moment” shot, where everything seems to come […]

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