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Random Notes on Croatia…

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Random Notes on Croatia…

I don’t think pecans exist in Croatia. Ditto, macadamia nuts and brazil nuts. Have not seen a child daycare center in Istria yet, or a storage facility (people just live with less) or a laundromat. For some reason, in the former Yugoslavia, water heaters were mounted in a bathroom, either hanging above the toilet (weird) or in the corner of your shower (huh?),  completely restricting freedom of movement when bathing. I really drove Zeljko crazy  by eliminating a small guest bathroom he had planned in my house, and turning it into a...

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I’ll Celebrate Anything

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Last night in Fazana we celebrated the Sardella Festival. Fifteen vendors set up tents, tables, and chairs on the street, fired up huge grills and filled refrigerators with beer. They worked all day till the wee hours of the morning, feeding thousands of hungry sardine lovers. You can’t imagine how tasty a dozen of those finger-sized fish are, grilled and drizzled with a parsley-garlic-olive oil pesto and served on a paper plate with a hunk of bread. Four bands played as loud as their amps allowed, but the main act set up on the piazza...

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Finally Free!

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Finally Free!

You know that great feeling when you’ve finally crossed the last hurdle, rang the bell and won the race? I feel that way about the new cd. There was so much to it: conceptualizing, creating, recording, editing, listening, honing, mixing, judging, mastering, website designing, uploading, etc.  But the cool thing is that I could make the final decisions about it from Europe while the technical team was back in the USA.  Living abroad makes me feel much more like a citizen of the world. A few weeks ago for instance, I took these...

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All’s Well That Cleans Well

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All’s Well That Cleans Well

i’m one of those neurotic Virgo moon types who has to have everything clean–a little messy is ok–but still clean. so i woke up at 8am this morning, and instead of my usual trip to the yoga mat/then boil water for tea/computer ritual, i looked around the bedroom and started cleaning and reorganizing everything in it. fussy as i am about not walking through dust bunnies and hair strands (my mother always knows when i’m home for a visit) i’ve never done that first thing in the morning before, and i had no idea where...

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CD Release and Other Impossible Things

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CD Release and Other Impossible Things

I was walking around a Croatian spring festival when I spotted this display of rusty old tools for sale, and thought, “Who actually buys this stuff?” Then I got a little closer and realized everything was made out of CHOCOLATE rolled in cocoa powder! So I bought a tiny hammer and it was so tasty I ate a putty knife too. How often do we walk around seeing  illusion as reality, when the truth is so far removed from it? I know y’all are wondering what that has to do with the previously announced cd release? Truth is, I’ve...

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An Education in Food

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An Education in Food

i have never been to a place where people are so knowledgable about their food. We were inland at a restaurant that is famous for serving mussels from a fjord nearby. but when i asked about the oysters: “oh no, you must eat those no more than a ten minutes walk from the sea..any more than that is too far away.” well, what about clams? “clams? those white things? oh no, this is not the place for those.” they are patiently trying to educate ME–the girl who grew up in HAWAII eating seafood–about the finer...

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A Different View..

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A Different View..

I was tripping around Zagreb and wandered past this street sign, thinking it was a cute kind of joke or advertising. Then I actually walked past this Museum–an homage to defunct love affairs–comprised of gifts and unreturned (stolen?) items submitted by ex-lovers.  Each item had an accompanying letter from its donor, some celebratory, some in vengeful detail, others with deep regret. There for all to see, were the sorrows of love gone awry…yet the formality of this setting highlighted the privilege we all have to love, and the...

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Guess where I am?

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Guess where I am?

In the land of milk and honey…I feel so fortunate to spend time here drinking the wine, eating the best cheeses and seafood and fruits & vegetables while surrounded by indescribable beauty and serenity. How is it I never visited Croatia before? Any country that has a gelato/dessert/bakery on practically every block is a place I want to get to know better! If you’ve been here before, I’m all ears for your suggestions on places to go. xoxA

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New CD to drop May 2014

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New CD to drop May 2014

Still working on finessing the details, but I’m happy to announce that the cd will be ready for prime time in May. Please send us your email via the contact page for updates.

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