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The Gastronaut’s gift guide: Gadgets & fun stuff

The fourth in a 5-part holiday gift guide series: Today it’s about the toys.

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The Gastronaut’s gift guide: Education

The second in a 5-part holiday gift guide series: Give the gift of knowledge.

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The Gastronaut’s gift guide: Experiences

The third in a 5-part holiday gift guide series: Give the gift of memories.

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The Gastronaut’s gift guide: Books

The first in a 5-part holiday gift guide series: Recommended food & wellness books.

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Happy U.S. Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, or “Thanksgivukkah” / “Thanksgivmukkah”!

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Oh Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah…

Hanukkah link roundup – the latest in my “kugel and kishka” blog post category that I think is clever and underused.

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Mother’s Day is Sunday

Let’s celebrate all the moms out there this Mother’s Day! Every year before Mother’s Day I get press releases and promo emails. The following came from The Siren Group on behalf of All the Best Fine Foods. Why not skip the packed, overworked restaurant and make her lunch at home instead? Because I rarely stick […]

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Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and yours a happy holiday full of good eats. As a holiday gift to you, here’s a corn bread recipe. My boyfriend created it and now it’s one of my tasks when we cater. He originally wrote it in November 2006 and has used it as a basis for stuffing (see original cornbread […]

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Holiday hangover helper: 12 tips

Welcome to December. Holiday parties. Family events. Indulgences. Hangovers. Let them begin. Even though I’m a wellness nerd I do indulge on occasion. I’m writing this on the afternoon of Saturday December 1. Last night I went to my boyfriend’s office holiday party, my first holiday part of the season. Sparking wine was comped at […]

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DIY Vegan Gingerbread Houses at Tori’s Bakeshop

Here’s one for the vegans: Every Sunday from November 25 to December 23, 2012, build you own vegan gingerbread house at Tori’s Bakeshop. Along with the usual gingerbread house building supplies, Tori has ordered a large variety of hard-to-find vegan candies including butterscotch and gummies. [I’m not even vegan, nor do I like candy, but […]

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