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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    Blackberry-Basil Cream Pie

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    Blackberry Basil Cream Pie

    Blackberry Basil Cream Pie

    I had my first competitive muay thai fight on Saturday night.  It was an amazing experience.  The lead-up was quite intense with all the training, diet and lifestyle regimen, but it was all worth it the minute I stepped into the ring.

    For a while I was worried I wouldn’t make it to the ring.  There were three of us from my fight team who were scheduled to compete, but first, one girl broke her wrist, then the guy got called away for work and then we wound up spending an evening in the hospital with my coach; I definitely took care with every step I took to make sure nothing happened to prevent me from fighting!

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    Cleaning Out the Fridge Chicken Soup

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    I travel a lot.  I mean, A LOT- mostly for work.  Recent trips have included Israel, Florida and Montreal, and upcoming in the next few weeks are Chicago, Thailand, back to Israel, Cuba, possibly Hong Kong, and whatever else comes up.  I’m always either just getting back from a trip, or gearing up to leave- and sometimes both at once.

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    Chicken Linguini in a White Wine-Butter Sauce

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    This dish was one of the favourites when W came for dinner.  It’s quite simple to make, and how can you go wrong with white wine  and butter, really?

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