Category Archives: Eat Real Food

Stuck in a Rut?

Last weekend I was out at Lake Sammamish State Park to watch the start of the MFG cyclocross season. I lived near this amazing park for decades and have vivid memories of hanging out here to bike, picnic, swim, walk our dogs, and just have fun playing with our sons.  I realized I was stuck […]
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Long Weekends

The three-day weekend is something we all seem to love!  A long summer weekend with the perfect fun activities, food, friends, and family, not to mention beautiful weather, is one of life’s special treats. What a great start to the month of September, which for me, always feels like the beginning of a new year!

Summer Eating

I find it is so much easier to eat healthy in the summer.  Right now it so easy and cheap to add in season vegetables and  fruit into all of your meals and snacks.  These whole foods are loaded with vitamins and minerals and ripe summer fruit can satisfy that sweet tooth anytime of day.  As […]
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Can it be just four short years ago the sun set on this special McYalowitz day? The setting and weather were so perfect for your wedding! Happy 4th Anniversary Kevan & Grace! The sweet sisters and the wild brothers, along with family and friends, came together to celebrate your love! And then we ate… wow did […]
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Family, Fun, and Food

There are an unlimited number of ways to play.  One of my favorite ways to play is by spending time in the kitchen.  I especially love cooking with family and friends.  It is like a double dose of fun.  My featured photo is a mostly vegan meal I made for some special young women in […]
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What is play?

Play can be loosely defined and seems to be unique for each individual.  What might be fun for me, might not be for you. The possibilities for play are endless. I recently got the chance to hang out with some very special friends in the perfect location. Time spent with these ladies is all about […]
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There is nothing quite like a sweet Washington cherry. Yes, they are ripe and ready! I picked up these beauties on Vashon Island last weekend. These are sweet Rainier cherries. They were developed in 1952 at Washington State University by Harold Fogle, and named after Mount Rainier. It is a cross between the ‘Bing‘ and ‘Van‘ cultivars. […]
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Leaving Kauai

On the last day of most vacations, you want to do all of those things that made the trip so special.  Visiting Hawaii,  I want to eat the local foods of the islands, walk on the beach, play in the surf, and watch that one last sunset. The last morning on Kauai I sliced up […]
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So Much Green

Once I stopped and really looked at the beauty all around me, I was in awe of all of the green.  Moss is very prevalent in the Northwest and covers just about everything! We take for granted the huge variety of green ferns growing just about everywhere in Western Washington .  The little ones… And […]
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Easter/Passover Dinner

Easter Sunday we had a delicious family dinner on Vashon Island.  It turned out to be a beautiful day by the water. The amazing meal was prepared by my son and daughter-in-law.  In past blog posts, I spoke of the importance of sharing a meal together regularly as an important way to connect with others. […]
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