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Food Friday: Island Pork Tenderloin Salad

By Anna Sawin

At the risk of sounding like a complete tool or the ultimate parody of a food columnist, I can seriously say this: our good friends from California cooked this for us at their seaside home one summer evening and this savory delicious meal, seasoned with great company and a fantastic view, had us hooked from…

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A study in contrast

By Anna Sawin

This gorgeous girl is Lydia, one of Will’s FAVORITE people in the whole world (me too.) She nicknamed him “Froggy” when he was in utero, and it stuck for a very long time—he has an impressive collection of froggy gear to show for it. Lydia turned nine this week, so I thought I would use…

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It’s a win for Hillary, plus Wednesday Book Nook

By Anna Sawin

Well folks, it looks like Hillary really is in it to win it. I’m not entirely decided on who I am voting for in my state’s primary, but I sure was glad to see the women of New Hampshire deliver a win for Hillary. As I whispered in Henry’s ear during our morning cuddle, he…

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I guess I should be expecting three wise men on my doorstep soon

By Anna Sawin

Will’s big into babies right now, wanting to hold them and cuddle them and kiss them. He keeps trying to hold Henry, who weighs just a few pounds less than Will and can run almost as fast as he can, so Will’s nurturing efforts are thwarted on a regular basis. So, taking matters into his…

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Closing out 2007

By Anna Sawin

So this is the real start of the new year. A full week without holiday breaks and Christmas cookies and presents and parties. And frankly, I’m ready. I’m not one of those people that holds onto Christmas long past Dec. 25, and all the lush decorations and special holiday treats start to feel like too…

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Food Friday: Some “leftovers” from 2007

By Anna Sawin

Food Fridays are back, after some serious slacking in the blogging department from me, or perhaps we can just call it a RESEARCH sabbatical. Which was very productive—oh, the research I did. Thus, before we move into the realm of new recipes for 2008, let’s review a few outstanding points from 2007. Warm Croissant Chocolate…

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How to charm me

By Anna Sawin

Wrap your three-year-old arms around me, give me a kiss and ask me, very seriously, “Now, Mommy, what was the best part of your day?” Or say to me, “I just want to hold my Henry, mom, because I love him.” Or be like Henry, who has taken to kissing like a horse to water.…

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