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Homemade Pita Bread

My love for pita bread runs deep and true. Eating fresh pita DOES something to me. I get a bit weak in the knees and slightly giddy (the same thing happens when I buy new writing supplies … which I can’t really explain). Nostalgia is a powerful thing, campers – and pita bread hits my nostalgia buttons HARD. I am the product of two full-time working geeks (I mean that

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Cranberry and Pecan Granola

I don’t know about you, but now that spring has made itself known I feel the need to break free from some of my normal “winter” foods. Confession: I’m a bit like a bear; all I want to do all winter is eat carbs and sleep. However as soon as the days get longer I jump all over fresh, light things: greens, berries, yogurt (more on this later), water, and

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5 Ways to Manage Clutter and Streamline Your Spring Cleaning!

It’s March, and that means that spring is on the way, and it’s time to put your winter clothes in storage, open the windows, and make a clean sweep of your home. Seriously, it’s easy to let our housecleaning pile up during the cold winter days, and I know with how much we all work here in the Bay Area that at the end of the day it’s easy to

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5 Ways to Get Your Goals on Track

It’s been a little over a month and a half since we rang in the New Year, which means many of us have already started working towards the resolutions we made when the clock struck twelve. And while we’re very impressed with those goal go-getters, let’s be honest- not everyone manages to start working on their resolutions right away! Whether you’re recuperating from the big meals, cold winter or long

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Cran-Apple Wassail: What is it and How to Make it

“Here we come a-wassailing …” So opens the traditional English carol (alternate version: here we come a-caroling). At first I thought wassailing was just old-timey verbiage for going caroling (falalalala-lala-la-la), but apparently it’s more than that. Settle in campers, it’s history time! Wassail is an Anglo-Saxon phrase ‘waes hael’, which means ‘good health’ in ye olde timey English. Generally wassail is mixed in a GINORMOUS silver or pewter bowl (I

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