A few months ago, I spent some time doing volunteer work in Kenya through the volunteer agency International Volunteer HQ. I stayed with a Kenyan family and volunteered at an orphanage, Internally Displaced Persons camps, and with the Masai (warrior tribes in Kenya). It was an extremely moving experience. Read more.

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    Daring Kitchen Food Talk

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    Check out my article on homey Winter foods on the Daring Kitchen’s Food Talk forum.  It highlights some of my favourite bloggers including Mardi, Cristina, Robin, and more!

    Daring Cooks- Soba Salad

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    The February 2011 Daring Cooks’ challenge was hosted by Lisa of Blueberry Girl. She challenged Daring Cooks to make Hiyashi Soba and Tempura. She has various sources for her challenge including japanesefood.about.com, pinkbites.com, and itsybitsyfoodies.com

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    Daring Cooks- Cassoulet-inspired Stew

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    Happy New Year!  I love fresh starts and hope this year brings you everything you need.

    Work has been keeping me busy with an international conference I’m planning, and while I’m super excited, it has meant many late nights at the office.  I was pleased to see our Daring Cooks January challenge but wasn’t sure when I would find the time!

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