Category Archives: Exploring our World

February Bonus Recipe: Mandelmusslor

“Cooking is like love: it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” – Harriet Van Horne This recipe is a bonus because it’s “just” a dessert, while the other recipes I’ve explored can be considered a full … Continue reading

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February: Peanut Stew with Winter Vegetables & Cornmeal Dumplings (Afro-Vegan)

“Good music goes with good food.” – African proverb This peanut stew looked delicious when I was flipping through “Afro-Vegan,” and it turned out to be just that. I hadn’t attempted cooking African cuisine before, but the friends who graciously … Continue reading

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January Bonus Recipe: Thai Curry

“Friends for a meal are easy to find, friends until the end of time are difficult to find.” – Thai proverb Living in Seattle has allowed me to become exposed to a lot of amazing Thai food. Although I’ve tried … Continue reading

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January: Pasta e Fagioli (The Dinner Plan)

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” – Federico Fellini I always like to keep track of the year in some way. In 2015, I read 52 books from a list and wrote haiku reviews of them. In 2016, … Continue reading

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2017 By the Numbers

So much has happened this year, it’s difficult to keep track of everything. But I’ve managed to break down this year’s highs and lows into some concrete numbers to help measure everything I’ve experienced this year. $489 Amount saved in … Continue reading

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Beyond Transparency: Material Disclosure and Practice

Materials Matter is a five-session series from the AIA Seattle chapter that delivers comprehensive, high-level knowledge and strategies for assessing and selecting healthy, sustainable materials. I had the opportunity to attend the first run of the newly-developed series with many … Continue reading

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Just Do It: Strategies for Projects

Materials Matter is a five-session series from the AIA Seattle chapter that delivers comprehensive, high-level knowledge and strategies for assessing and selecting healthy, sustainable materials. I had the opportunity to attend the first run of the newly-developed series with many … Continue reading

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