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Bagna Cauda

How To: 1. Wash and prepare the vegetables. Break the chicory down into individual leaves and slice the fennel and celery into crudités. Make sure that they are nice and dry by patting with a clean towel. Keep them somewhere cool until ready to serve.
2. Melt the butter or ghee in a saucepan, add the anchovies, parsley and cayenne and cook gently until the anchovies dissolve into the butter.
3. Add the crème fraîche, 250 ml water and the garlic and slowly bring to the boil. Lower the heat and gently simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until reduced by half, then blend.
4. Test a crudité in the mixture to check the consistency. If the flavour isn’t intense enough, then simmer a little longer to reduce and thicken.
5. Serve in a warm dish over a candle or in a fondue pot, swirling through the extra virgin olive oil kept earlier from the anchovies. If the sauce begins to separate, give it a little whisk.
6. Dip the vegetables into the Bagna Cauda and enjoy!
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Why I love Christmas..

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Ahhh.. Christmas, that special time of year where family gathers in remembrance of Christ's birth. The busiest time of year for most. Many take this special day for granted. I would like to help you celebrate with a little  knowledge from so many years ago.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit
Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him…

Where I find my Inspiration

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    So, here I'm here in my thoughts about what inspires me. There are many things that inspire me like one my two wonderful children. I wouldn't be who I am today if it wasn't for my children.There is always something that we don't like or not having things go our way. I myself have been through a lot of obstacles when it comes to parenting or relationships. Being a single mother is very overwhelming.Going to work, cleaning house, trying to stay on a routine. No body said parenting would be easy. I always thought to myself I wasn't being good enough for my children I thought I was doing everything wrong. Parenting doesn't come with an instruction manual, right? We just have to make the best of it.

I've learned a lot along the way. I have always been the person that seemed like I wasn't good at anything. Then one day, I decided I didn't want to live my life the way it was going. I read a book called, 'Attitude is Everything' by