Category Archives: Food

Thai Coconut Curry

If any of you were to decide to drop by unannounced around dinner time, more than likely you would find either me or Scotty standing over a simmering pot of creamy, savory, spicy, yumminess, adding in handfuls of freshly chopped … Continue reading

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San Francisco

After four beautiful days in Chicago Scotty and I made our way to San Francisco. We had decided to combine the conference trip with our Thanksgiving visit to my family. Doing so meant we would get to hang out with … Continue reading

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Dinner with Jim

About two weeks in to my mom’s stay, our dear friend Glen and Audrey arrived in Paris. You may remember that they visited us in Scotland last May – and they made another trip to see us in Paris. We … Continue reading

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Le Cordon Bleu

For a birthday present my mom said that she wanted to take me to Le Cordon Bleu for a cooking class. Well, that sounded like a great idea to me, so a couple of days after she arrived we headed … Continue reading

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Friday morning market and health food stores in Paris…

Scotty and I have been mostly shopping at the local supermarchés but they leave something to be desired. There are several within a 10-15 minute radius of our flat but they leave a lot to be desired. The Monoprix is the nicest … Continue reading

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Whole Food Salads

So lately I’ve been really into cooking with wholefoods–grains, legumes, pulses. My favorite thing to do with all these fun ingredients is to use them in salads. I’ve been roasting veggies, soaking pulses, boiling beans – and it’s been so … Continue reading

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Robyn O’Brien

Being back in Edinburgh has been wonderful. It just feels good to be settled again and able to reconnect with friends, work on projects, clean out closets, cook in my own kitchen. Yesterday an Anthropologie opened in Edinburgh! It’s probably … Continue reading

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Greening A City

A while ago I wrote a post on the sad but lovely ruins of Detroit. Today I came across a couple of articles  (NY Times article by Mark Bittman and Food Among the Ruins by Mark Dowie – this one is long … Continue reading

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Foodie Notes

When it rains it pours. Scotty and I don’t usually go out to eat very often, preferring to cook at home. Unless the restaurant is really something special, I tend to enjoy homemade food over your standard dining-out fare. But … Continue reading

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Music and Meringues

And the winner of the music giveaway is: Amanda! Thanks everyone for your suggestions – I’ve found some good music to add to my playlists. I have been doing a lot of cooking lately and it’s been a good creative … Continue reading

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