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ORPHAN ANNIE

Posted on October 19, 2015

As a child I adored the stage. At 11, I played the lead of “Annie” in my school play. This tiny little musical had such a profound effect on shaping me into the woman and mother I am.

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SONJE MAYO

Posted on October 15, 2015

Sonje Mayo……dancer, choreographer, physical therapist, Pilates instructor and my mother-in-law. I’m so glad she’s agreed to share her beauty, aging & exercise secrets.

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GREEK STYLE SALMON

GREEK STYLE SALMON

Posted on October 3, 2015

My favorite restaurant on the planet is the Fishmonger in Illovo . This Greek Style Salmon inspired by Pedro, sits on top of a salad overflowing with briny olives and creamy feta.

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LISBON’S SAN ANTONIO SARDINE FESTIVAL - SARDINES

LISBON’S SAN ANTONIO SARDINE FESTIVAL

Posted on October 1, 2015

The Portuguese capital is ready to welcome you to one of Europe’s most colorful street parties. The smell of smoke and sardines fills the air. It goes on for 3 days, so don’t plan on getting a lot of sleep.

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EXCESS HOLIDAY BAGGAGE

EXCESS HOLIDAY BAGGAGE

Posted on September 29, 2015

Some will say that it is better to not let yourself go on your trip. Watch what you eat, try and keep it clean and close to your normal diet. But that would be no fun at all… That sounds like a vacation from hell to me.

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PORTUGAL

Posted on September 27, 2015

South African food is very influenced by Portuguese food. So it is no surprise that I had always wanted to visit Portugal. And it did not disappoint.

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MINORI ITALY

MINORI ITALY

Posted on September 25, 2015

Minori, a town with just 3000 inhabitants. It’s situated along the Amalfi coast alongside towns like Ravello, Positano and Amalfi. It is banked by hills covered with amazing lemon groves that yield the lemons for making Limoncello

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TARRAGON LIME ROTISSERIE CHICKEN

TARRAGON LIME ROTISSERIE CHICKEN

Posted on September 14, 2015

Most people think you need to own a rotisserie to make it. This isn’t the case. I’ll show you how to make the best chicken in your oven.

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Siena Italy - ARIEL VIEW

SIENA & THE CRIPSY PIZZA

Posted on September 13, 2015

Walking around Siena, you feel like you have stepped back into the middle ages. You are transported to Medieval Tuscany. And you gotta hear the story about the crispy pizza …

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THANKSGIVING LAMB WITH ROSEMARY BALSAMIC FIG GLAZE

THANKSGIVING RACK OF LAMB

Posted on September 11, 2015

Find out why I am making lamb this Thanksgiving. I love how the sweet figs are balanced by the acidity of the balsamic and the smell of rosemary just makes me happy.

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