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Jill Buker
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Tuna Poke Bowl
So, what is poke (pronounced POH-keh)?  Basically?  Hawaiian tartare.  Food isn't rocket science, people.  But it seems that poke is having it's 15 minutes right now.  Birmingham just opened a new restaurant, Ono Poke , in the newly renovated Pizitz Food Ha...

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Fogo Island and the Fogo Island Inn
It's finally time to catch the Ferry Brand spanking new....only been in service since May"ish".  Very nice. Holds approx. 70 cars depending on how many large trucks and semi's are on board. There's so much in my head about this trip and I can't really sort ...

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Hallifax, Nova Scotia
We opted to make our wal back to Alabama via a 36 hour stopover in Hallifax.   We stayed at the Prince George  Hotel downtown.  Very nice hotel....the concierge was a bit of a turd, but no biggie.  It's a great location, nice beds, fun bar where I was taugh...

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St. John's, Newfoundland
To be completely truthful, I really have no idea where to begin these next three  posts about our trip to Newfoundland and Labrado and also Nova Scotia, so let's just start with the fact that I offered up Donald and Hillary to every Canadian I came into con...

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Salmon with Anchovy-Garlic Butter
Are you a lover of salmon?  I think this is one of those foods that elicits a strong reaction....you either love it, or you hate it.  I happen to fall on the love side.  Mr. B?  Not so much.  This recipe changed his mind! I've been making a similar recipe s...

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Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables and Pesto
I ran across this video the other morning and it basically is a direct reflection of my own personal experience.   It turns out that exercise isn't the best way to lose weight.  I can see all you gym rats rolling your eyes.  Look, I've been a "big girl" all...

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Spinach and Sun-dried Tomato Frittata
I had my girlfriends over for Breakfast at Wimbledon on Saturday morning and we may have actually watched a few points of the tennis.  Mostly we ate, drank champagne, laughed, drank tequila, laughed and drank wine.  Yeah.  Suffice it to say, Saturday mornin...

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Marinated Tomatoes
Oh hey, y'all.  And by "y'all" I mean all two of you that are left actually following me!  So yeah....6 months no bloggy!  6 months no bloggy passion.  6 months not cooking much that inspired me to tell you about.  Sorry.   However, I've recently been feeli...

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Weekend Stuff and NOLA!!
We went to New Orleans last week and it kicked our ass.  Which is why I didn't get this posted yesterday.  We got home Saturday afternoon and, yeah, I was still not forming complete sentences until this morning!!  It was our first time there (I know, I know...

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Weekend stuff......
Let's start with a little eye candy....I loved the transformation of this Brooklyn brownstone. Just stunning. 57 small things to do for yourself this year . Sooo many good ones here but I find #26 to be especially true. "We go from the freshest, deepest, co...
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