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What Lights Up Your Life?

Jan 28, 2011 by Kristi Rimkus

It wasn’t too long ago that I would have answered that question with an emphatic – my children and my husband!
Don’t be concerned, nothing has happened to the people I love. In fact, just [...]

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If You Love Them Give Them Soup

Dec 06, 2010 by Kristi Rimkus

My childhood memories aren’t of cookies baking in the oven, or macaroni and cheese bubbling away on the stove. I remember soups and stews wafting incredible aromas towards me when I walked in the door [...]

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Fit for a Grownup

Nov 09, 2010 by Kristi Rimkus

Among the benefits of being all grownup, is that you can eat whatever you like.
No one can command that you eat your vegetables, or drink your milk to the very last drop. There is no [...]

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Cooking Class 101

Oct 25, 2010 by Kristi Rimkus

Lesson Number 1
Never use your blender to blend hot liquids without thinking about the consequences first.
I want to remind all of Travelin’ Local’s readership that I’m an experienced cook – not a chef.
So, therefore, [...]

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Wrap it Up!

Sep 21, 2010

You say you aren’t a cook? Why not? Cooking dazzling food is a breeze. All you have to do is believe. If you believe in the cooking fairy, your culinary skills will magically appear.
Do you [...]

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Stay the Course

Aug 26, 2010

If you’ve ever tried to lose excess baggage in the form of extra pounds around the middle, then you know how difficult losing even a few pounds can be.
I’m well versed in the challenges of [...]

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Breakfast? Make Mine Eggs Please!

Aug 11, 2010

When my kids were in elementary school I started their days off with a breakfast of Pop Tarts. That practice continued until the school nurse set me straight after one child complained of a stomach [...]

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It’s all in What You Believe

Aug 04, 2010

It’s funny how certain beliefs are ingrained in our minds. Often we can’t say where those beliefs came from, and sometimes we know.
For years I lived by the rule that leftover seafood would make [...]

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Keep It Fresh

Jul 20, 2010

My grandmother, Lois, lived to be one month short of 102 miraculous years. She grew up on a successful farm on Lopez Island, in Washington State. There were 8 children in the family. When both [...]

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Give Yourself a Break

Jul 02, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I can use some help from the grocery store for a quick meal now and then, and why not? What’s being offered up on the grocery isles these days [...]

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Jun 14, 2010

Plato coined the phrase “Necessity is the Mother of Invention.” I have to say that phrase applies to my life these days.
When I researched this famous saying, Phrase Finder, it said this quote could [...]

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The Beauty is in the Imperfection

Jun 07, 2010

Wabi-sabi – I love how those words flow off my tongue. It sounds like an exotic Asian dish, doesn’t it?
According to Japanese culture, wabi-sabi is the beauty found in imperfection. How do I know this? [...]

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Call Me Determined

May 25, 2010

Moving day has come and gone with a flurry of commotion, and now we need to remodel our new home. The house requires improvements, so we’re replacing the flooring and kitchen counters.
Working on a [...]

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Craving Something Hot and Spicy?

May 19, 2010

Uh, oh – craving!
Cravings are instantaneous. They won’t allow you to think of anything else until you’ve satisfied that need for whatever your brain says your taste buds desire. A creamy piece of sinfully dark [...]

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