Author Archive | jessica

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Raspberry Crumble Bars

Allrighty then.  I’m out of my funk and I vow to stop posting yellow food that is folded over in thirds.  Like this.  And this.  Instead I’m turning over a new leaf.  It’s a brand new day.  I’m lookin’ up!    Nothing in particular happened – other than leaving that dust-filled rental house – but I […]

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ME TIME: Being here now

If you are under 45, Republican, or make $100,000 a year, the American philosopher Ram Dass probably doesn’t mean much to you. In my life, though, his principle philosophy was invoked on a regular basis. Be Here Now. One of my earliest memories is of my mom telling me, “If you are always looking forward […]

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Barbados & Bajan Cocktails

The school year ends and we are on a plane before the janitor turns off the lights.  Sure, we love New Orleans but both Nick and I have itchy feet and come the end of May our suitcases are talking to us.   For two years  now we have seized summer vacation as an opportunity […]

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Carrot and Coconut Teatime Cake

I don’t mean to name drop but Ottolenghi and I are tight. If you follow me on Instagram (@belleannee) you’ll even find a pic of the two of us totally hanging out at Food Blogger Connect in London a few weeks ago. And that picture — during the 15 seconds it took for the shot […]

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ME TIME: Book Recommendations

When Nick and I started dating we were both in our early 30s.  We were both going through divorces.  We were both trying to figure out our way in the world, again.    We were also equal participants in what would become a whirlwind romance and love story.  We married 11-months to the day after […]

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Summer Wine Round Up

It’s hot. That’s not news. You are sweating right now on the subway, waiting for a bus or in a taxi. Or you are freezing in your office because you are dressed for the weather but your office air conditioner is barely hovering over double digits. But do you know what is coming?

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Summer Bourbon & Barbecue

Tell me you didn’t do it.  Tell me you didn’t let the entire month of May pass without noting that it is National Barbecue Month.  Wait, you did?   Well, don’t worry.  While you were trolling the internet at work looking for a flattering swimsuit, stressing out about affording your summer share in the Hampton’s […]

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