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Photos of our past week will appear later today, I promise, but I wanted to kick you off to a sweet start today. Warning: I can not be held accountable for any mad rushes to the pantry or vending machine for a sweet snack caused by viewing the following photos.

Last week the Whole Foods Market Portland metro held a first ever combined Team Member appreciation party. It was pretty awesome to see over 1000 Team Members and their families milling about. Each store’s bakery team crafted a cake, to represent each store in the metro. We left before getting a slice, but man, did they look tasty.

Loving the talent and creativity of my coworkers.

Happy Monday!

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Making spinach Patties for Ella. Now that miss thing can feed herself, greens are lacking in her diet.

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Saturday morning breakfast at the PSU Farmer’s Market. Bean and I share a Caramel Pear Crepe.

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Cabbage at the farmer’s market. Too beautiful to eat.

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A table scape Martha could love. Our Taste of Thanksgiving preview.

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Lentils on the stove for Saturday supper.

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Roasted Brussels sprouts. My favorite.

Photos from the past week. This. Is. My. Life. Literally.

Ella's First Slice of Pizza

Saturday morning craft time

Fall Evening Commute

Touring Loaves and Fishes (the Meals on Wheels People) 5000 meals a day come out of this kitchen. Amazing

Neighborhood Fig Trees Coming into Bloom.

The View From the Top

Ikea Shopping List

Meatballs at Ikea. I Just Can't Quit You.

Work Schmerk. Communicating Our Farmed Seafood Standards

It is true, that while lovely, adorable, and cute as can be, Ella ia really a calculating mini germ pool, sneaking around the house just waiting to attack. Never in my adult live have I been so caught up in off again on again colds. Thanks Ella. First, The mister got it first, recovering just in time to have one of the greatest live  music weekends ever, while I postponed the inevitable to make it though some important deadlines at work, then spent my weekend curled up in a ball of sickness. Dislike.

Treating myself to a little morning liquid gold at Stumptown.

Installing new chalkboards! Remodel almost complete.

Sweet Potato Spinach Puffs for Ella, a new recipe which she loves.

This past weekend it was 85 degrees, but the leaves are still turning.

Ella takes her first bento to school. PBJ, steamed green beans and carrots, and diced avocado.

New hauls from Powell's. Lucky Peach, my first copy of Every Day Food, and a new Moleskin Journal.

Loving lunchtime.