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What to Keep

We’re moving. If those words aren’t enough to strike terror in your heart then you have never moved. The reality is that we moved, mentally at least, over a year ago. New empty nesters, my husband and I bought an apartment in Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle. We saw the downtown changing, growing more vibrant and interesting […]

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To Market, To Market…

Okay, true confession:  I have always wanted to be a contestant on the TV cooking show, Iron Chef.  Just imagine having that whole panty filled with a dizzying array of the highest quality meats and produce available to you—not to mention the secret ingredient, showcased, glossy and inviting, like a sexy centerfold!  It’s enough to […]

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Meatless Mondays

If we are what we eat then apparently most of us are cows. Last week Mario Batali weighed in on the surprising, horrifying and eye-opening Meat Eaters Guide to Climate Change and Health, a report compiled by the Environmental Working Group, analyzing data gathered from a variety of studies outlining the risks (both personal and […]

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La Pausa

Last month I returned from my dream trip to Italy. As a birthday gift my husband and some of our closest  friends rented a beautiful villa in a quiet little town at the base of the Dolomites. The villa included beautiful grounds, a swimming pool, 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and a huge, fully-stocked kitchen. (It […]

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