There are days when life becomes abundantly cray that one may lose balance or focus. This is what may have been one of those days when I took the photo above at my acupuncturist. I've been going to Asian Acupuncture in Fairbanks, Alaska for several years now, and I found through it all that … Continue reading Ma Vie En Rose: Cups and Needles
Folks. Let's get real. When a person commits to Whole30, you know it's about to go down. To commit to going 30 days without sugar, bread, carbs (the bad ones), dairy (and I don't know--everything else that we call decadent, and comforting) is downright borderline psycho. So, of course, I made my family try … Continue reading Ma Vie En Rose: To Whole30 or To Fake Whole30–That Is The Question.
If you were to ask my children what they remember most about our trips to Anchorage, they will tell you that it was always filled with soccer first, and then traditional activities: eating out at restaurants, and shopping. We'd drive the 6 hours down from Fairbanks, the RV packed with soccer gear and all the … Continue reading Ma Vie En Rose: Anchorage, Alaska
I think I'm going to get booted out of my family for not letting go of this recent battle. Me vs. the Turon (banana lumpia. Lumpia = Filipino eggroll. Instead of the savory filling, the Turon is filled with fresh banana coated in white sugar, and brown sugar). At every opportunity, I've been inserting … Continue reading Ma Vie En Rose: The Turon
Truth 1: no one ever realized that the state of Alaska was sitting on a gold mine that didn't include gold. I was told at a peony class I sat in that a few scientists from Europe had visited Fairbanks, Alaska, and during that visit they had mentioned to some agriculturalist that Alaska was … Continue reading Ma Vie En Rose: Peony Loyalist
Since I started the first Ma Vie En Rose on a meringue theme--let's keep going shall we? But first a few disclosures.. Fact #1: I've taken way too many photos throughout the years of the Pavlovas I've made. I should have organized them better on my phone. Lesson learned. Fact #2: I suffer from selective … Continue reading Ma Vie En Rose: La Pavlova
I'm not always all about pondering life's realizations or philosophical musings, or even admitting to my own shortcomings, and chastising myself for arriving at some conclusion that I should have already been at years ago. I do attempt to find balance, and joy at things that are often overlooked. Sometimes I become so obsessed with … Continue reading Ma Vie en Rose