How to (not) get rich in Alaska

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Since I was really going all out on this vacation doing touristy things, I took my little brother gold panning yesterday. We paid $10 each for a bucket of dirt from the Indian Valley Mine. The owners gave us a … Continue reading

‘Cause there ain’t no party like a Chinese dumpling party…

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I love Chinese dumplings — like really really love them. From their crisp yet soft exterior to the meat-and-shrimp filled goodness inside, they are the perfect food. So it’s incredibly exciting to me that I recently learned how to make … Continue reading

This year’s bee-day party was a seriously sweet success!

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I never really thought I’d throw a whole party centered around bees and honey, but now that my birthday party is over, I think it was one of my favorite party themes to date. And that’s saying a lot given … Continue reading

A resolution for the new year

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Every year, my resolutions usually revolve around eating better, exercising more and other boring things that probably half of all Americans resolve to do. Oh, and getting/keeping my house organized, which is also very popular. In fact, it seems like … Continue reading

Amazing Peels

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So a few years back my friend DB brought me a bag of delicious homemade candied orange peels as a birthday present. They were the perfect gift — sweet yet tart, chewy but still tender and dipped in chocolate because, … Continue reading

Adventures in Fruit

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So I have a friend who I like to cook with. I know him well enough to know he’d never want his name attached to this blog (well, any blog, really) so I was nice enough to ask him to … Continue reading