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52 sundays

52 sundays; april 6, 2014

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A few weeks ago, The Professor and I headed up to Chicago and hung out in the lobby hoping to catch up with friends at the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) conference. It was nice to connect with people we haven’t seen for a while and finally meet those we’ve only ‘known’ online.

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52 sundays; january 26,2014

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2013 was a big year travel year for The Professor and me; we began in March and didn’t stop until right before Thanksgiving. One of those trips involved getting in the car and heading East, making a loop up into upstate New York and back home again; it was a fun traveling in our own […]

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52 sundays; january 19, 2014

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You know I’m a former Seattle girl, yes? And while I’m now an Indiana girl, I still miss the Pacific Northwest – the mountains, the food scene, friends and family who still live there and yes, even the weather . . . okay, only sometimes the weather – because when the crystal-blue skies of summer […]

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52 sundays; january 12, 2014

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Last July, The Professor and I were on a business trip to the Salt Lake City area that also allowed us to visit family; we’re always looking for inexpensive ways to entertain ourselves and we discovered Salt Lake City has a gorgeous library where you can get lost for hours perusing books, viewing works of […]

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52 sundays; january 5, 2014

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Smith Bites will celebrate its 5-year anniversary in 2014 – and as I sit here this Sunday morning, snow coming down in big, fat, heavy, beautiful flakes – I am somewhat gobsmacked that nearly 5 years have passed. Completely gobsmacked.

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52 sundays; august 18, 2013

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The two-story white farm house is tucked away at the end of a winding gravel road; deer and other wildlife share the land with a couple of dogs and a few other homes along that road but here, life is tranquil and meditative. The front end of two old rusted trucks peer from the overgrown […]

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52 sundays; july 14, 2013

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The Professor and I were quite excited to see this little visitor to our gardens this week – a honeybee! When we first moved out to the country, honeybees were a common sighting; but after the first couple of years, they all disappeared and it’s a rare occurance indeed to see one – and when […]

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52 sundays; may 26, 2013

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Some of the people The Professor and I have enjoyed getting to know this past week . . .

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52 sundays; may 5, 2013

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The Professor and I are headed to St. Louis today to attend the funeral of a very dear friend we lost last month; I’m going to write a bit more about Mary Gayle later, but suffice it to say that she was a bright, bright light in a sometimes very dark world.

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52 sundays; january 13, 2013

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We hope wherever you are, you have the opportunity to pause for a moment and celebrate this day. And remember: always love with reckless abandon, dance in your underwear – and laugh often – especially at your own self . . . here’s to second cups of coffee ~ Thanks so much for being here […]

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52 sundays; december 30, 2012

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We finally received a decent amount of snow here in the Midwest – nearly a foot out in the country where we live and more is on the way. We’re also puppy-sitting for this little cutie – she’s the last of the litter and is working her way into our lives.

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