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Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds ...continue reading

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Paradise Not Lost

Finally technology has caught up with my limited memory. I am forever seeing things that I want to watch, try or read. Now with N*etflix I can add movies that are out now even without release dates. They will just pop up when the time comes.
I have been using my wishlist as a reminder for a while now. The problem is that I don't need to own most of the books I have listed. I just want to read them and if I find something I must add to my collection then I'll buy it. This policy does not apply to books about or involving bees. I have a whole shelf reserved for them. Recently, at least I just noticed, a*mazon has given you the ability to prioritize things. So now I can mark the books I want to remember as "do not buy." Then when I finally get back to the library I can request those books without spending a cent.
Now once I can afford a T*ivo my life should be completely streamlined.

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