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Cheers to a New Year, and to You

As 2009 draws to a close, I wanted to wish all of you a very, very happy New Year. [Mush alert: upcoming sappy New Year’s message!]

I am so very grateful to all of you out there, both readers and other bloggers, for continuing to stop by, for all of your warm, […]


Festive Freebies 3: Chocolate. Oh, and Chocolate.

[When I first conceived of the Festive Freebies event, I imagined I’d post a new giveaway every day or two, ending on December 25th–sort of like the 12 days of Christmas (minus a few). Ah, well, work, and life–and then December 25th itself–got in the way. Instead, I’m wrapping up the Festive Freebies for 2009 […]


A DDD Tradition: Inter-Cultural Feasting*

* Two years in a row constitutes a tradition, doesn’t it?

[A casual luncheon table setting]

This year, the HH is off work between Christmas and New Year’s, which means he’s been home every day since December 24th. The Girls are lapping up the extra attention (not […]


Cookbook Winners!

Hope everyone had a great day today whether you were opening presents, enjoying a feast with family, or just spending time doing what you love (and you’ve gotta love those nearly-empty movie theaters, right?) 😉

As promised, random.org has helped me choose a cookbook giveaway winner. After reading all your entries, though, I’ve decided to […]


Happy Holidays to All

Whether you celebrate today or not, hope you enjoy the day and some time to relax with friends and family!

Wishing you all a day filled with love, happiness, laughter and healthy eating (okay, maybe a leeeetle non-healthy eating) 😉

“Mum, we can’t wait to spend time with family. . . […]


Warm Butternut Salad with Chickpeas and Tahini Dressing

[Have you entered the Cookbook giveaway yet? Choose any cookbook you like and you could win it as my Christmas present to you this year! Click here to enter–only one day left!]

I meant to post about this recipe yesterday, but somehow, I’m, er, running a tad behind schedule. How did […]


Festive Freebies 2: Reader’s Choice Cookbook Giveaway

[Tis the season for gift-giving–and I’m thrilled to be able to share with my readers! I’ve got several delicious giveaways planned between now and the end of the year. Happy Holidays!]

[Which would be your choice? Maybe none of these? That’s okay, too!]

I know that not everyone enjoys the same kinds of recipes […]


Gastronomic Gift: Hazelnut Melting Moments, Times Two

Whew! Well, it took me a little longer to get to this post than anticipated. But I’m happy to report that my stack of exams has all been marked, the final grades submitted, and all that remains of this semester are a few meetings next week. And then: par-tay!

Come to […]


Who Will Bake with Teff, Amaranth, Yacon, Etc?

[These babies are coming up later. . . but for now:]

We have a winner to the “Healthy Baking Kit” giveaway! I’ve managed to copy the Random Number Generator (though I still haven’t mastered how to capture the exact image as it appears on the site), so without further ado, I […]


It’s Here: Anti-Candida Feast Ebook

When I first thought about the holidays this year, I resigned myself to the usual ACD fare: hummus, salads, lots of greens and maybe some veggie patties. But then I thought, why shouldn’t I have a great holiday dinner, too? I set to work coming up with a delicious menu that […]