in pursuit of more

living with just a little less

Traveling New York, I can't tell you the number of times I craved just a good hearty salad. We ate well on our recent trip, but it always goes that a few meals in and I'm gently reminded by circumstance that I'm not on a 'foodie-only' holiday but on a family holiday, one where I'm bound to roll with what the collective group feels up…

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If 2014 was the year of complication, then I hereby declare 2015 the year of simplicity. Simpler words and more time for the things we love to do. Run, cook, read, walk, love. Joy is my goal this year and I'm well on the way so far - I'm looking forward to sharing a lighter sentiment this year as I attempt to lighten up a little.…

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Every once in a while there comes along a recipe that no matter what you know you just have to try. For me it was this one, with a picture so breathtaking it jumped off the page as I got home from my recent holiday with a stack of fresh reading from our annual trip to Powell's in Portland. My monthly subscription to Bon Appetit…

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I had a great conversation the other night about the difference between food preparation & the whole idea of elevating cooking to the status of something beyond just the everyday. I don't know if it is the fact I am reading (albeit slowly) Michael Pollan's new book Cooked, or if I've had just as many conversations about food in the past two years as I've…

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I had a great conversation the other day with a good creative friend of mine. This person is a songwriter, and music is a passion - I should say a fairly prominent and driving passion in this person's life. As with all creative folks from time to time, my dear friend is currently struggling with a writer's block, a long and seemingly endless drought of…

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Have you laughed today?! I mean, really laughed? The side-splitting, joyful, exhaustion and tear inducing laughter that used to get us sent to the hallways in high school? I love laughing. Laughter makes me happy. We try to laugh a lot. But sometimes I need to lighten up. I've just returned from a (super) busy time of travel for work. Being on the road and working takes a…

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Welcome to another springy post! I've got to tell you (though it's still a little cool), it's pretty sweet here when the sun is out! The patio furniture is coming out this weekend and the new garden topsoil has (finally) settled. Even the outdoor hockey net is out in the lane again and I can hear the sounds of balls hitting the garage doors in my…

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Getting fresh perspective isn't always the easiest thing. Ever heard of tunnel vision (I sure have!)? With so many fixed elements in place in our lives, it can be difficult to break out of our routine, or look at life through a different lens, never mind through new eyes. Well, it's Monday, friends - and here's to the start of a brand new week!With spring here,…

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