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Archive for January 2012

sunny days (and cake blove)

Some time in October I began thinking about Noah’s 3rd birthday party – more specifically, “the cake”. Ever since Chelsea turned one I’ve done a themed cake for all of my children’s birthday celebrations. Not surprisingly, “Sesame Street” has been featured at one time or another. Here’s Chelsea’s “Ernie” cake, for her first birthday: so vintage- you know,…

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favor- “ette” friday: preserving fresh ginger

Happy New Year all! I feel like the last several weeks have been consumed with holiday busy-ness, and so were my posts. So much to share with you, but it’s Friday so let’s start with one of my favorite favor-“ettes”! Ginger is one of those ingredients that irks me. I use it often in my…

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all the young dudes

No pictures today. No recipes, no gardening tips, no museum outings. I’m just sitting here with my thoughts – and thought I’d share them here with you. I took Chelsea to the airport last night – she left for Paris for a month-long study abroad program with her university. We’d been planning and preparing for…

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choo choo

Today it’s ALL about trains. I’m going a little out of order here with my “Noah Thursdays” because there are two great, indoor, kid-friendly activities going on right now that I want to share with you. First up is one of my all-time favorite holiday outings – the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show.…

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