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Emily Lesinski
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P is for Porto
You know how a couple years ago suddenly everyone was going to Iceland? We all drank the Northern Lights kool-aid. Well last year, the expats of England all went to Porto and I was like 'wait what?' and missed the boat. Fortunately, so did one of my expat f...

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J'taime Paris
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with Paris. If you asked me where I saw myself at 25, I saw myself living in Paris and working for some sort of magazine or publication, stopping at my favorite bakery on my way home every day for a pastry. Even in my 10 yea...

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Guy Fawkes Cake
Until the movie V for Vendetta came out, had you ever heard of Guy Fawkes? Me neither. But in the UK, he has his own holiday. Sort of. I'm pretty sure it's just an excuse for a big bonfire and fireworks in the middle of autumn but I'll take it!   Now the ho...

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Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
My dear friends in America. You know how important pumpkin spice everything is to the truest of basic chicks and if you're in New England, you know very well that pumpkin spice is the sign that fall is upon us. It's the beacon for chunky sweaters, knee-high...

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My Fair Verona
Some of my favorite 'life journey' movies take place in Italy: the 'Eat' of  Eat, Pray, Love and Under the Tuscan Sun , both amazing find-yourself-movies and both involve eating whatever you want. So naturally, before I went to Verona, I did some movie rese...

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Thoughts During a Half Marathon
I have a feeling that the majority of people who read this blog are my close friends and family so you probably already saw this because I emailed it to you in thanks for support my recent half marathon for Cancer Research UK. But in case I'm pleasantly sur...

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Great British Bake-Off Week 4: Millionaire Shortbread
We'll get back to Week 3, the terrifying bread week, at a later date. My efforts to make bread have not been very successful, fail proving! So I'm taking it to the pros, more to come. Something I do know and enjoy, unlike Prue, are sweet things! I'm not sur...

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Great British Bake Off - Week 2: Biscuits
Here in good ole England, biscuits are cookies and cookies are not a thing. But biscuits are not the exact same thing as cookies in the US, they tend to be harder and crispier, ideal for tea dunking. Everything I've learned about biscuits, I've learned from...

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Great British Bake Off - Week 1: Swiss Rolls
It was at the end of the Great British Bake Off last year that I thought it would be cool to go along with their weekly themes and I realized I'd have to wait a full year to implement this idea. But here we are; GBBO may be on a new channel and I don't know...

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Summer Reading List
Do you remember when you were a kid how you would get a suggested summer reading list? And then you would get back to school and be like 'look how many books I read this summer! Give me extra credit'. No? Just me? Cool story, bro. Typically people release s...
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