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Gail Pasternack
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Writer of fiction, photographer, foodie, lover of wine and fine spirits, and tango dancer
Writer of fiction, photographer, foodie, lover of wine and fine spirits, and tango dancer

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It's rare when I get to merge my love of music, art, good food, and whiskey together. Mix that with good company, and you've got my favorite bar, Expatriate. 

#whiskey  #Portland #bars

 +Larry Fournillier +John Ellis 

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After taking a break to figure out what life would look like after my youngest left for college, I'm back to blogging. It's interesting how my interests have changed since I've attained more room in my nest (sounds sooo much better than empty nest). My current writing project is more literary than fantasy and my blog is changing too.

Last week I started the "Living in Portland" category of my blog. There are so many things I love about Portland that I'm going to have a lot of fun with this. I launched the category with a post about donuts. One, the post is about Portland, so I have to write about donuts. And two, Blue Star was one of those places my son needed to visit before he left town. You can see him reflected in the window in the photo.

By the way, if you're near the Venice Beach neighborhood of L.A. today, you may be able to get free donuts!

http://gailpasternack.com/2015/10/16/living-in-portland-donuts/

#Portland #Donuts

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"It’s dyspraxia awareness this week (11th-17th October)! As those of you who read my blogs will know, raising awareness of dyspraxia isn’t just limited to one week for me – it’s dyspraxia awareness week every week for me! Although I do hope that lots of much needed awareness is raised during this week in particular." 

https://theblogwithonepost.wordpress.com/2015/10/11/dyspraxia-awareness-week-2015-10-facts-about-dyspraxia/
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New Life Chapter- when college makes a homeschooling teacher unemployed

At the end of the summer, my life will turn upside down and backwards. Okay, maybe not backwards, but definitely upside down. For the last decade and a half, I have homeschooled my children, but in September my youngest son will embark on his college…

#homeschooling

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I seem to be on a chocolate kick lately, but I suppose there could be worse things. In today's blog post, my husband and I use chocolate in our savory Cocoa Coffee Braised Brisket. It's inspired by my Passover experiences and my fantasy fiction world. I just love when things come together like that!

+Amy Kritzer +Azlin Bloor +Larry Fournillier 

#passover   #recipe  

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These gluten-free cookies look fabulous, and the story behind this Persian new year is wonderful!
Persian Walnut Cookies (Naan-e Gerdooi)

In honour of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, which falls on the first day of spring (21st March this year), I am going to share with you the first of two Persian cookies today.These are Naan-e Gerdooi or Persian Walnut Cookies, super easy and gluten free!

Nowruz or Norooz is a festival that heralds the spiritual new year for Persian and some Central Asian communities, celebrating the start of spring and all that it entails: renewal, rebirth and new beginnings.

It's a secular holiday, observed across the faiths and goes back some three thousand years with practices that are partly rooted in the rituals and traditions of Zoroastrianism, the religion of ancient Persia before the advent of Islam in 7th century A.D.

Read more about the Persian New Year as well as the easy recipe for these gluten free walnut cookies here:
http://linsfood.com/persian-walnut-cookies-naan-e-gerdooi/

#nowruz   #norooz   #glutenfree   #linsfood   #persiancuisine   #persiannewyear  
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Gluten-free cookies with orange, almond, and chocolate.
The holiday of Purim begins Wednesday evening, which means it's time to eat and be merry. This year I've created my own gluten-free recipe for hamantaschen. I just love these cookies.

http://gailpasternack.com/2015/03/03/gluten-free-almond-chocolate-chip-hamantaschen/

+Amy Kritzer +Azlin Bloor +Larry Fournillier 

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The holiday of Purim begins Wednesday evening, which means it's time to eat and be merry. This year I've created my own gluten-free recipe for hamantaschen. I just love these cookies.

http://gailpasternack.com/2015/03/03/gluten-free-almond-chocolate-chip-hamantaschen/

+Amy Kritzer +Azlin Bloor +Larry Fournillier 
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