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Cloud forest / Dans les nuages

March 30, 2010
Cloud forest / Dans les nuages

Monday February 8  Late in the night, I woke up to the sound of torrential rains which… quickly put me back to sleep once I figured what it was.  Yummy, yummy Breakfast at la Choza, recommended by our hotel, and off we went to La Catarata Fortuna; a 100 foot waterfall you can reach by climbing down...
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Volcano Arenal, La Fortuna

March 29, 2010
Volcano Arenal, La Fortuna

Sun February 7 We took advantage of the gym this morning before heading out of San Jose towards Volcano Arenal. We drove on winding roads to the summit of forest covered hills each delivering breathtaking views of the country below and eventually into the country’s very flat lowlands. There are no road signs to...
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Margarita's taste better abroad / Les margaritas sont meilleures à l'étranger

March 28, 2010
Margarita's taste better abroad / Les margaritas sont meilleures à l'étranger

Well overdue, but here’s an insight into our Costa Rica Trip last month. I’ll try to share a little something every day for the next week or so.  February 6 I am not sure what day, what time, or what time zone I am in, I do know we are in Costa Rica. First...
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Salsa in the dark / Salsa dans le noir

March 28, 2010
Salsa in the dark / Salsa dans le noir

From March 2010 It’s earth hour, our lights are out. I’ve memorized the location of my wine glass on the table and am listening to salsa music my husband turned on while I was preparing risotto for tonight’s dinner. In the background I hear happy sounds and splashes. Elana is enjoying a candle lit...
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Zebra

March 27, 2010
Zebra

You know you have a toddler when, instead being asleep, you find your daughter holding a sharpie in her hands, her PJ pants hiked up as high as they go while she carefully and deliberately creates an intricate design starting from above her knees and going all the way down to the sole of...
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Pizza

March 26, 2010
Pizza

We had a Nutty Tuscan Pizza at Crazy Dough Pizza on Boylston the other night and I can attest that their claim to the number one pizza in America is justified. Thin crust with just the right amount of cheese, crunchy toasted pine nuts, and sweet caramelized onions, sweet tomatoes and freshly chopped spinach,...
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Kids, bread and the fifth Switzerland – Des agneaux, du pain et la cinquième Suisse

March 26, 2010
Kids, bread and the fifth Switzerland – Des agneaux, du pain et la cinquième Suisse

A two day old kid melt my heart at the farm today. So new and so frail, I wanted to protect it from its mother carelessly eating nearby. Bread dough doubling its size under the chemistry work of yeast and sugar fed my heart today. And the freshly churned butter liberally spread on still...
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A child's love / L'amour d'un enfantl

March 25, 2010
A child's love / L'amour d'un enfantl

I want to forever remember Elana’s stretched arms as she requests a hug. Holding me tight with one hand, the other rubbing my back, she whispers in my ear ” I love you.” Two seconds later comes a kiss and off she goes running down the hall. Je n’oublierai pas les bras tendus d’Elana,...
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Carrot cake

March 23, 2010
Carrot cake

I like carrot cake, no one would ever have convinced me of that until I decided to try it a few years a go, and I must now admit that I like it just as much as I like a good melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cake. Live chocolate mousse on the other hand was an interesting...
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Time with my husband / Avec mon mari

March 23, 2010
Time with my husband / Avec mon mari

From March 2010 While Stephanie babysat for us, Taylor and I headed out to his company annual gala held, this year, in the majestic public library. I had taken a tour of the library a few weeks earlier and was wondering in what room it would be held, so imagine my surprise when I...
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