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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    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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    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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    Taste and Create November Challenge

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    I decided with some apprehension to participate in this month’s Taste and Create challenge, an innovative game started by Nicole from For the Love of Food.  Bloggers are partnered up, and and you each have to make a dish from the other’s site.  I was fortunate enough to be paired with Eat Laugh Love , who loves cooking, eating and great wine (now what could be more prefect than that?)  She writes about her adventures cooking and eating with husband Craig and son Connor, and her blog is full of great recipes.  I may continue to make some post-challenge.

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