Discoveries

Discovery Friday

31 May 2013
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In two weeks we’re leaving California for a summer full of warm nights, fireflies, our lively Ohio clan and my dream kitchen. I’ve been limping along here at chinese grandma during a prolonged transition year, and I want to thank you, kind friends, for sticking around even when I haven’t been at my best. Bear […]

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Discovery Wednesday

1 May 2013
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My blogging life is usually just me and my glowing laptop screen in the 2 a.m. darkness. This weekend was a happy change. I left my computer at home (which caused me even more separation anxiety than leaving my kids) to attend The Big Potluck, a community-oriented gathering of food bloggers in sunny southern California. […]

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Discovery Monday

11 March 2013
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A few recent discoveries, as well as some mail-order food finds in case you’re in need of a pick-me-up in these last days of winter… Parents of kids with severe allergies will want to read Sunday’s encouraging New York Times Magazine piece on Dr Kari Nadeau, a Stanford doctor on a mission to change the […]

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Discovery summer

12 September 2012
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Three years ago we left California for one year in Ohio. We were gone longer than planned but back sooner than our California friends expected, which was never. Now I’m back in my sunny native habitat, and my husband is once again in a foreign land, searching for Big Ten football on the TV and […]

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Discovery Saturday

26 May 2012
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I almost didn’t go to the wedding of my best friend from high school last Sunday. I’d just returned with my family from my dad’s funeral in California. The wedding in Maui was 11 hours of flight time from Ohio. I wanted to give my third child a real 6th birthday party to make up […]

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Discovery Wednesday

29 February 2012
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I save links until I have enough to share, and then it’s always too much. This collection has girl power, creepy customer spying by Target, insight into teen development, recipe craves and a look at how Asians can eat rice and stay skinny. I’m loving the New York Times Magazine lately. I’m inspired by this […]

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Discovery Monday

12 December 2011
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Once again, I have an assortment of tidbits from my wayward travels on the web, gathered up for you like a motley bouquet. It’s not the freshest – I save my little bits over months – but I love having my collection of treasures here so I can always find them again. I was amazed […]

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Discovery Sunday

25 September 2011
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It’s the conundrum of my adult life that I have ever more on my mind and ever less mind with which to process it. No wonder kids think adults are nuts. I remember as a kid I thought my aunt was so crazy when she put Prell (remember Prell, that green shampoo in a tube […]

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Discovery Friday

22 July 2011
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The kids and I braved the bees to harvest some of the blooming lavender in our yard. Every time the scent wafts by, I want to close my eyes and go to sleep. The kids appear to be immune to lavender’s soothing aromatherapy effect, but they are more than pleased by their scissors-wielding handiwork. This […]

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Discovery Friday

6 May 2011
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When I started this blog last summer, I was utterly clueless about the blogosphere. One of my new-to-me favorites, The Wednesday Chef, has a regular “Link Love” feature to highlight some of her recent finds, and I thought it would be fun to do the same. Today’s post is to catch up any of you […]

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