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The Dinner Party: Changing How We Approach Life After Loss

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I inherited a love of family meals from my dad, José. He worked in the wine industry, and thus was constantly traveling between different winemaking and wine-loving regions around the world. In the midst of his busy schedule and his childrens’ school calendars, taking the time to walk to the market, to chop and stir while catching up, to set a table and sit down together, became a ritual that guaranteed conversation, connection, and nourishment.

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We all experience the loss of loved ones but each of us handles the situation differently. This article emphasizes the importance of conversations bringing everything to the table when openness is the key to understanding and moving on.

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A Valentine’s Day Meal at Home - A Good Appetite

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Passionate cooks might shun going out, confecting tête-à-tête meals in their own homes instead.

 

There may be one true love, but there is no one true way to do dinner on Valentine’s Day. If you’re paired off, you could book the traditional table for two at a restaurant. It will be filled with other couples doing the same, attempting to ignore one another while pitching woo over oysters on the half shell.

 

GREAT VIDEO for preparing CHOCOLATE MOUSSE!

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Yum! Sizzlin' recipes! After watching the video, Hubby and I just may have to indulge in the chocolate mousse tomorrow!

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Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis and Their Favorite Love Songs

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Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis, who are releasing their first full-length album together, name their half-dozen favorite love songs.
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What is love without a love song? Love sizzles when in the presence of music!

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Awakenings: How do I Love Thee

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With Valentine's Day tomorrow, let's examine some history behind this day and what makes it so special. The featured article on Awakenings is from Micki Peluso, author of ...And the Whippoorwill Sang.


February 14th sometimes signifies the first day of Lent, depending upon the date of Easter, and is also Admission Day in Arizona. Most people however, celebrate the day by sending comic or heartfelt Valentines to family, friends and lovers. People seem to delight in St. Valentine’s Day, as florists, candy stores, boutiques and card shops do a rallying business providing heart-shaped novelties of all variety. Chocolate, long known for having properties that produce a euphoric feeling similar to the bittersweet emotion of love, seems an appropriate gift for St. Valentine’s Day.


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Mick Peluso is a prolific writer. Her articles, stories, and book,. ...And the Whippoorwill Sang, have won rave reviews. Thank you, Micki, for providing such a great historical account for St. Valentine's Day. You can visit Micki at her blog A Writer's Journey.

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