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The Grenadine Diaries: Chocolate

Back to reality.  Sigh.  Will post some final thoughts on Sunday.  For now, I wanted to share with you my experience learning about chocolate production in Grenada. Chocolate has a long, dark history.  For those of you that care to know about it.  I’m not going to delve into it for this post, maybe at… Continue reading The Grenadine Diaries: Chocolate

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Agitation.  What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of it?  Your first thought is of something negative.  In fact, it is a verb meaning “to excite and often trouble the mind or feelings of,” according to  I would argue that in cooking and baking, agitation is something you depend on to… Continue reading Agitation

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Bypassing commuter aggravations

Brutal.  That is one word to my commute.  Unnecessarily long would be another.  It shouldn’t be either of those, but it often is.     To keep my sanity, I turn to my ever-expanding music library.  Lately though, I’ve been listening to podcasts.  A few of my recent finds and favorites, in no order, are… Continue reading Bypassing commuter aggravations