Feast of the Month

Feast in a Basket's Chef Leah, brings monthly recipes, facts, and wonderful ideas that will help you fuel your inner chef.

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Red or Blue Pill

Red or Blue Pill

I woke up this morning feeling refreshed. I knew that I had a great night's sleep, but I look at my Fitbit to see my numbers as confirmation. I usually take a few minutes of silent contemplation before I jump out the bed, so I did that as well.

I don't often turn on the television first thing. I like to start my day without any bad news. Today, however, I felt like I could handle anything, so I was ready. After a few minutes of the local news, I started to feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. Wasn't this the same thing I heard yesterday? And the day before? This got me to thinking of all the movies that could describe our current situation. After all, some of this stuff doesn't feel like reality. Maybe we had swallowed the wrong colored pill from The Matrix, and we are currently existing in an alternate universe.

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Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans

A few years ago, a good friend and colleague of mine suggested we start to create vision boards at the beginning of the year. It would keep us focused on things we want to improve with our business and ourselves. Not that I haven't heard of the benefits of one in the past, but doing it with someone else was extra motivation.

This year, I added a perfect planner to our new tradition. One was to give me inspiration for my goals, and the other was to help me achieve them. I also committed to doing at least one important task every day. I write it on a piece of paper and place it on my desk as a reminder.

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Summer Madness

Summer Madness

In our family, we have certain ideals. I attribute many of them to my husband. He has always lived by 3. I work hard, therefore, I play hard. Birthdays can be celebrated for as long as you like, which in his case, the entire month of February..and thirdly, Rome wasn't built in a day. For him, that means don't work yourself up about things that you can not immediately fix. I am very much the opposite. I'm the planner in our household. My birthday, I could celebrate for the day, but he doesn't let me. I also tend to worry about a great many things. Who knew women worry more than men?

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What Day is It?

What Day is It?

All this free time has given me a lot to think about. It's dawned on me that my birthday's coming up in May, and every year my dream gift is the same. I want a restored 1972 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible. It would be my Summer car. I usually get a nice gift, but not my hot rod. However, this year is the first time that I would be willing to accept something else. I'd be happy to have this pandemic be over.

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The Power of Green

The Power of Green

by Barclay Todd, Certified Nutritionist and Food Advocate

The Irish were something when choosing the Shamrock, a dark green leafy plant, to represent good luck and St. Patrick’s Day. Not only are dark green leafy vegetables delicious, but they also pack a powerfully nutritional DNA.

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Back by Popular Demand

Yes. I have been absent for a while. For that, I apologize. I have been doing our newsletter off and on for years. This time, off was longer than I intended. Sometimes business got in the way. Other times it was life. Every time I was off though, I would get an email asking about it. People wanted to know, “where are my recipes?!”.

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