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Homemade Vanilla Extract

By Vicki Walsh:

I’m trying to be a better version of myself. I’m trying to be thoughtful, prepared, and more in control of my life. In order to achieve this, I’ve been planning more, I’ve been organizing my days more … and I’ve been buying vanilla beans in bulk. The planner inside me has eagerly been studying the calendar lately – it’s already the second week of November! Colder days, darker evenings, colourful knitwear, hot chocolate by the fire, extra blankets. All of this can only possibly mean one thing: it’s time to start planning our holiday gifting!

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Non - Vegetarian Meals

BIG NEWS (and lettuce wraps)

Kate and I have been friends for nearly 25 years. For nearly a quarter of a century, we have laughed together, cried together, traveled together, and even lived together. I more or less think of her as a sister. 

When I started to think that I could use some help keeping up with the blog, Kate was an obvious choice. Not only is she one of the best cooks I know (she studied at the Culinary Institute of America), but she is also one of my most favourite people on the planet. Though she has never blogged before, she is a much better writer than I am, and I know she is going to be awesome. You guys will totally love her. 

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