#MadeWithChobani Herbed Potato Salad

January 13, 2015

Not everyone would enjoy a 10 lb bag of potatoes as a Christmas present, but I had no objections when my dad handed me a big sack of russet taters at our annual Christmas day lunch. Two weeks later and there’s nary a sign of aging on them, just a few eyes sprouting but I […]

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The Year In Food

January 8, 2015

I was asked to contribute some thoughts to the past year in food as well as the future year in food for the Free Times (in Columbia, SC). While there’s quite a variety of topics in this list, a few things stood out to me: 1. Columbians LOVE local. If it’s homegrown, we support it! […]

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Looking Back at 2014

January 1, 2015

I love looking back at these reflective surveys each each and seeing what I was thinking, feeling, and experiencing at the time. Some things never change, and some things do, radically. Here are ones from New Year’s Eve 2013, 2012, 2011. 1. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before? I went to Disney […]

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Where Oh Where Did 2014 Go?

December 31, 2014

It’s been a little over three months since my last post, which is in part to the fact that this past semester has been chock full for me (yes, semester- working in education it’s just an easier way to define time). And I’ve also taken on some new projects and extra responsibilities, and truthfully a […]

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I Just Tossed a Fifth of Gin, Now I’m Going to Disneyland…

September 22, 2014

…That would be the worst idea ever, actually. I did just get back from a trip to Disney World with friends and it was exactly what I needed. This year has been pretty void of vacations, minus one three-day weekend over the summer with Patrick. But this trip was five days/four nights with three of […]

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Vegetarian Rumspringa?

August 11, 2014

I became at the vegetarian at the tender age of 11 because of cube steak. For those unfamiliar, it’s a cut of meat from the “round” area of a cow, or basically, its hips. It’s a tough cut, I reckon, because Wikipedia says it needs to be fiercely pounded with a meat tenderizer. What I […]

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5 Random Things

July 22, 2014

Cause why not, right? I’m totally procrastinating on a deadline a little right now, because that’s how real journalists roll, right?  My sekrit- I had never read Harry Potter until recently. My only impetus is an impending vacation to Orlando which will include a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of […]

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Mid Year Pause

July 3, 2014

Remember six months ago yesterday, when we were freezing and making New Year’s resolutions? It’s definitely six months later and depending on how freaked out you are by how fast that happened will determine if you feel confident or depressed about what you may have accomplished in that time period. I don’t think I made […]

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June 12, 2014

I like these little memes because sometimes it helps me sort out where I am in the day/week/month/season of life. Plus it’s fun to compare to past ones over time. I ganked this one from Jessica at How Sweet It Is. Eating /homemade  super lemon ice cream with blueberries Drinking / water with so much condensation on […]

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Summer is Here, Grab Some Pints of Beer!

June 6, 2014

There’s no doubt that cold beer and a hot summer go hand in hand just like that beer should go in your own hand on said hot summer day and no one knows that better that Columbia residents. Both of our local breweries, Conquest Brewing and River Rat Brewery, are ready with cold ones on […]

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