Monthly Archives: December 2009

2009 in Review

Polish Festival, September 2009 Just like a lot of people, we have encountered some challenges this year, but Marcel and I consider 2009 to be a good year for us. Mulder thought it was a good year too as he had lots of treats, walks, visitors, and a little snow. has seen an increase […]

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Merry Christmas!

Guess what? I won something again! Last Friday was our company’s Holiday Party. I was hoping for the grand prize – a TV but considering that there were less prizes this year than in previous parties, I’m happy with what I got. The gift card is for $50 at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club. […]

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Pumpkin Roll

A few years ago, we spent Thanksgiving in Florida where most of Marcel’s family lives. At that time, we just came back from an extended trip to Europe and sorely missed the food. However, as soon as Marcel’s mom whipped up this recipe, we forgot all about the pain au chocolats, the dulce de leches, […]

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Crafty Wonderland – Update

Join me at the Crafty Wonderland holiday event on Sunday the 13th in Portland. Buy handmade to promote creativity, sustainability, and support the local economy. Updated 12/13/2009 17:00 If you can’t make it to the event or do not live in Portland, etsy is a great place to find handmade goods. The Super Colossal Holiday […]

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Chocolate Ice Cream

It is 30 degrees F (feels like 20) outside right now which is unseasonably cold for Portland but here I am making ice cream. Perhaps it is the sunny days or maybe the holidays. Ever since I purchased my ice cream maker, I have made several batches of avocado gelato and a few others but avocado is my all-time  favorite. To […]

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