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{WWDH} pasta with pumpkin and sage brown butter

This week’s dish from Donna Hay is wonderful. Sage browned in butter than mixed with pasta and roasted pumpkin. I have come to love sage and brown butter. 61 more words

Donna Hay Wednesday

Off the Shelf: New Discs from the Portland International Film Festival

Good news for Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) fans! Long-awaited 2014 festival favorite Belle, previously only available on Blu-ray is finally out on DVD. After missing it in the theater, I’ve been waiting all year to see this British abolition-era period drama starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who quickly did a 180 to star as a pop diva in the recent Oscar-nominated film… 73 more words


Off the Shelf - Under the Wide and Starry Sky

I an absolutely say about this book- ” I had no idea”! I mean, I haven’t thought about Robert Louis Stevenson since I read “Kidnapped” in like 4th grade. 211 more words

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Off the Shelf: Reading the Oscars!

Before they were Oscar-nominated films, they were novels, biographies, comic books, and fairy tales. For your reading pleasure, here is an alphabetical list of the books that inspired the 2015 nominees. 290 more words



My tour of the Texas Tea line of product continues with Fredericksburg Peach Tea.

The peach flavoring is subtle, sweet, and gives a full-body flavor to this little bottle.   66 more words

Taste Test

In the Know: Portland International Film Festival

For the next 2 weeks, if I’m not working or sleeping, chances are good that I’m in a theater. That’s because the Portland International Film Fest (PIFF) 473 more words


Off the Shelf: February Smoothies

Maybe you’ve seen someone walking around with a jar of green sludge and then noticed they are consuming it. Perhaps you wondered what was up with that. 337 more words