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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    Cleaning Out the Fridge Chicken Soup

    Filed under :Basil, Broccoli, Chicken, Chicken soup, Mushrooms, onions, Soup, sweet potato
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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

    Filed under :Basil, Chicken, Italian, linguini, oregano, Pasta, wine, zucchini
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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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    Lemon-Oregano Roast Chicken and Greek-style Salad

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    Lemon-oregano chicken and greek salad

    Lemon-oregano chicken, gravy, Greek-style salad

    I was thrilled to receive my first Foodie Exchange package from Faye in Greece.  I sent her all kinds of fun Canadian (-ish:) treats, and she surprised me with an assortment of Greek delicacies:  honey, oregano, coffee, koulourakia cookies, and more!

    Foodie Exchange with Faye

    Mastiha gum and sweets, Greek honey, sesame treats, koulourakia cookies, Natural Mountain tea, Greek coffee, letter and postcard from Faye

    She included a postcard of her hometown, Glyfada, and a letter with hints on how to use each item- including a YouTube link to the song Greek children sing when rolling the cookie dough! …continue reading Lemon-Oregano Roast Chicken and Greek-style Salad