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Smell That Smoke? Great Ways to Use a Smoker this Summer

Summer. Lazy days, warm temperatures, cool drinks, and BBQ are all hallmarks of my favorite season. Whipping up tasty meals on the grill and dining…

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Best Cities for a Weekend Getaway (Without Breaking the Bank)

Play dates, meetings, appointments and meetings fill our daily lives, devouring every moment like an insatiable monster. Most of us would love to get away…

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If You’re Craving Ice Cream You Are in for a Sweet and Sour Treat!

Imagine yourself on a hot day, you are probably sweating from all that heat, tired and wishing you had something cold in your mouth, something…

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Meal Prep: Stuffed Peppers on the Half Shell

Listen. I have turned into one of those folks who does the whole “meal-prep for the week on Sundays” thing. Which means I will gladly…

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Freelancing In Silicon Valley? Five Hacks To Beat The Heat This Summer!

The Silicon Valley has changed a lot since the 1990’s when it comes to what a ‘normal’ workday is for many tech employees. In 1995, I worked at a start up where it was all cubicle, all the time, 9-5, and email was king. Fast forward (way forward) to 2015 and it’s all remote working, email, Skype, Messenger, and Smartphone all day, every day! The shift in companies hiring more

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Attention Gardeners: Fall is the New Summer!

Nobody likes to be the bearer of bad news, but someone has to prepare you for the inevitable; summer is coming to an end. It’s true; somehow we’ve already made it halfway through August in a flash, and the creep of colder seasons will eventually start to sprout. Speaking of sprouting, the end of summer doesn’t have to be all bad. In fact, there are a lot of delicious things

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One Pot Thai Peanut Pasta

Okay, campers, who out there has tried – and failed – at making a one-pot meal? *raises hand* I know I’m not alone in this, I just … I can’t be, and I know exactly why I can’t be: ONE-POT MEALS ARE DECEPTIVELY SNEAKY. Sure they look easy (and in truth they are … after some careful experimentation), but I have ended up with many a one-pot meal that the

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Four New Companies for Healthy Eating

Whether it’s gluten free or vegetarian, many Americans are on the hunt for healthier food.  Grocery stores are full of prepackaged, ready to eat meals and we know that these aren’t good for us or the environment, but we choose to eat them anyway because they are accessible and easy to prepare.  Many housewives dream of buying all organic foods and cooking “green” meals but don’t have the time.  This

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5 Reasons You Should Eat More Game Meat

Here in the Bay Area, we’re serious foodies. Lately, there’s been a rise in Charcuteries along the Peninsula and in San Francisco that suggest foodies are going past wrapping stuff in bacon or enjoying a juicy steak; game meat is on the rise. If you visit the Fatted Calf on Fell Street in S.F., you can purchase such goodies as duck crépinettes with picholine olives, and quail stuffed with boudin blanc

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