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Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa and a few Memories

Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa and a few Memories

As a kid, hot chocolate was a big part of our lives, at least that is how I remember it. Sounds dramatic but I have distinct memories, of my childhood, where specific hot chocolate was an integral part. When I went up to the mountains […]

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Christmas Gift Guide for 2015

Christmas Gift Guide for 2015

In the spirit of imitation being the greatest form of flattery, I too am going to post a Christmas Gift Guide for this year. You may notice a theme as all of the ingredients are connected to eating or drinking in some way (weird, right?) […]

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Who is in Control of Your Happiness?

Who is in Control of Your Happiness?

A little motivation for the week. I found this (somewhere) a few years ago and stumbled upon it again and thought it was appropriate. Who is Control of your Happiness? Who is in control of what makes you feel good? Today, let’s talk about how […]

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Morning Coffee – A Reflection by Irish Mike

Morning Coffee – A Reflection by Irish Mike

Morning Coffee – A Reflection by Irish Mike When the sun is out and the mountains are in full view, there may be no more perfect setting for a cup of coffee, than in the city of Seattle. By now, if you have visited, or […]

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PROSSER – ApresVin, More Goodness from each Grape

ApresVin – Goodness from the Grape AprèsVin is a small, family-owned company based in Prosser WA.  Founders Eric and Lori extract more goodness from grapes after they have been harvested and processed for wine-making in Eastern Washington’s rich wine country. “AprèsVin”, which literally means “after […]

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Liberty Road Foundation

Liberty Road Foundation

The Liberty Road – The Right Path Non profit work can be one of the most rewarding, yet hardest working jobs on the planet. Motivation comes in many different forms, and the non-profit sector is loaded with people with various motivations as to why they […]

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Ninkasi’s ReNEWale 2012

Ninkasi’s ReNEWale 2012

  Happy New Year to all (but mainly those that live in the PNW)! Ninkasi is a new brewery to me, but I have enjoyed all of my beers by them thus far. I decided that since I ended 2011 with Ninkasi Sleigh’r (that posted […]

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BOOK REVIEW – At the Kitchen Table:The Craft of Cooking at Home by Greg Atkinson

I have read a lot of books and like many of you, I go through phases of reading certain kinds of books. I had a US President phase where I read all sorts of biographies of our Presidents, on both sides of the aisle, and […]

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Transition for The Ripple Project in 2012

Dear Supporters, I hope this letter finds you well and gearing up for a great Christmas season with your friends and family. As we wrap up 2011, the word that comes to mind is transition. Both for me personally, professionally, and of course with The […]

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COEUR d’ALENE – Fire Artisan Pizza

COEUR d’ALENE – Fire Artisan Pizza

Since opening earlier last month near the tail end of an unusually not-so-sizzling summer, Fire Artisan Pizza has been setting the downtown Coeur d’Alene restaurant scene ablaze. Basically, the buzz has been all Heavy Debbie up in local culinary circles that, to put it in […]

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