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A Cherry Tart for My Cherry Pie

I always end up on my classic rock Pandora station when I run. Okay, it’s not just when I run. The ’80’s are alive and well on my music lineup no matter where I am, and when Warrant’s “Cherry…

Forest Bathing :: Wash Yourself in Nature

Forest bathing is a wellness trend that’s erupted lately. It’s based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku {森林浴}, which became part of the national public health program in Japan in 1982, and has been proven to reduce blood pressure…

Cedar Plank Coffee Spiced Burgers

I make a lot of food in my kitchen, but one thing I make more than anything else…is a burger. I do love a good burger, especially on the grill. Just a little crispy on the outside, juicy and…

Creamy Asparagus Risotto

Risotto is one of those kitchen staples that, once you know how to make it, you can run endless variations on it for a fairly easy and yet elegant and delicious dish. The basic ingredient formula is pretty simple…