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About paminottawa

Mom of twin toddlers, social media strategy gal, public servant, athlete when there's time, amateur sommelier and lover of food...passionate about life.

Holy Guacamole Redux

It may SEEM like a cop out of writing a new LIO blog post, but I decided today that I wanted to republish a post I did for my personal blog earlier this week because the recipes in it were … Continue reading

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Stick a pin in it – that’s how it’s done!

You wanna eat healthy. You want to feel like you aren’t sacrificing. You want, frankly, inspiration. Am I right? Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m inspired.  Repeatedly. Visually.  And it just arrives, right there in front of me, … Continue reading

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The World According to Miss Stacey

SUCH a great film. With my favourite quote: “Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.” So true. And thus…you have my final post of 2011. Was last year a wash, a waste, something to dismiss? No. Way. In … Continue reading

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Dragging my sorry butt toward the Good Life

It’s 9:26 (at least, now, at the beginning of my post, it is) pm on Monday night, and so I have about 1/2 an hour before my mind COMPLETELY closes up shop and spews forth gibberish and other soupy words, thus…I … Continue reading

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Bust a Move!

Back in the Fall of 2009, I got my feet very , very dirty, and helped the fight against Cancer at the same time. It was the final day of La Vendemmia, the harvest Italian festival here in Ottawa, and … Continue reading

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The Squeeze

Standing at the bus stop, waiting for the last express bus to take me home in time to feed the babies, after work and then part one if a 2-part hair appointment have just been completed. Who’s feeling the squeeze, … Continue reading

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Carbs, Sugar and Cocaine

Yup, you read that right. As I was jogging with my friend and jogging partner last week, we got to talking about how poorly we had eaten the day before, and I once again connected the dots to explain that … Continue reading

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