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Lisa Cohen
Northern Virginia exurbs of Washington DC
Obsessed with creating something from nothing... with a vegetarian twist
Interests: cooking, recipe development, blogging, photography, fitness, teaching yoga, painting, cycling, kitchen gardening
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Welcome to the Blog Hop. It starts with a blogger answering some questions about his or her blogging process. Then, that blogger invites another blogger to participate, who will answer the same questions and then invite ANOTHER blogger to participate.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Life is in the Details
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Mike and I visited the newest winery in Loudoun County, Winery 32, located in Leesburg, VA in August. The owners, Roxann and Michael Moosher, began planting the grapevines on their 32 acres on their 32nd wedding anniversay... and upon entering... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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The air has started to crisp up and the leaves are beginning to turn and make their air-glide path to the ground. My cravings find me in that in-between space. I find myself clinging to the last vestiges of summer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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I find the smell hauntingly exotic and feel as if I'm wandering along streets unknown whenever I take a smell of my jar of the dukkah mix. This was the first time I've made the Egyptian condiment and I've read... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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Last month I had the good fortune to attend Epicurience Virginia, a wine and food festival in partnership with Saveur Magazine with my friend, Pam. It was a celebration of the evolving food and wine culture in Loudoun County, Virginia.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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Earlier this Spring, my daughter was assigned to cook a meal for the family. She had to plan the menu, print up a copy of the menu, prep and cook the recipes, serve the meal, and then clean up after.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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We tried Nando's Peri Peri a few weeks ago. It was the four of us with another family of four (with the same configuration as ours... each 2 adults and 2 kids). There's a new location that opened up nearby... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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Mike and I were able to get away for a couple of hours to look for a new dining room table. It's really happening people. After 10 years of living in our current house we have bought a dining room... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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Last night we had our cousins over for some grilling and whenever I'm with them I'm reminded of how much I love having them over... the gathering around the table to catch up about our week and month... talk about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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HAPPY SUMMER! My kids finished up their last day of school a little over a week ago, so summer is officially underway in our house. It hasn't started off as we had hoped for all of us (morning bike rides... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Life is in the Details
Its great to hear from you, Anna-Marie. Im so excited to hear that you want to try this!You start off by setting the cast-iton pan on the stove for about 5-7 minutes and then once you get all your toppings on, pop it all under the broiler until things are nice and bubbly. Let me know how it goes for you. :) Lisa
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Im so happy to hear that the NYC meal was as good as you remembered!!! But whats up with the Miami location?!! I want a do over. LOL! Did they make the guacamole at the table??
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WHAT I'M WATCHING I had a girls night out with some friends last night to see The Fault in Our Stars, a young adult fiction book that I read recently. (Hint: The book was better. It always is.) Jessica had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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This toasted millet porridge bread was another Tartine 3 success. I originally aimed to make only one boule but then messed by adding the full amount of water for 2 boules so had to then double things after the fact... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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The WINNER of the Taste of Nature granola bar giveaway is.... @CaskMan, Howard Freedland! Congratulations Howard! Please email or DM me your address and Taste of Nature will send you out your 12-pack of nutritious and delicious granola bars. Hope... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Life is in the Details
Thank you! Let me know as soon as you find out next years location and Ill do the same! Hopefully I can go. :D How was your weekend away?! Lisa http://lisacohen.typepad.com || Life is in the Details Instagram: http://instagram.com/lisamcohen Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/lisacohen Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lisamichellecohen Twitter: @lisacohen
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Thanks Anna-Marie!! Miss you! Lisa http://lisacohen.typepad.com || Life is in the Details Instagram: http://instagram.com/lisamcohen Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/lisacohen Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lisamichellecohen Twitter: @lisacohen
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I wasn't kidding about the great view at my hotel during my BlogHerFood food conference weekend. I could see water... real water! Oh, how I miss being so close to the Florida east coast beaches from my years growing up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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Quick note: Don't forget to enter the Taste of Nature granola bar giveaway in this green smoothie bowl topped with Brazilian Nut Fiesta granola bar post. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for some more great giveaways. In my previous... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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Today, I'm so excited to announce that our friends at Taste of Nature will be sending one lucky Life is in the Details reader a package of TWELVE (!!) of their granola bars that include a variety of the 6... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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Spring and summer weekends call out for get-togethers with friends, taking walks with your loved ones, relaxing around the house (or doing some yard work, if you're like me and have been a little behind schedule). It's time to take... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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Two weekends ago, I attended the BlogHer Food food bloggers conference in Miami, FL. The plane flight in was bumpy and full of delays. We were in holding patterns hovering nearby Miami three separate times which amounted to a 3-hour... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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This loaf that I was playing around with back in February did NOT turn out well. I promised to share my flops here too! I feel bad that I used a bottle of Mike's Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout in my... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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This loaf is unlike any loaf I've made or eaten before. It's in the Danish tradition of nutritious, dense, nut and seed breads. It's packed with nuts and seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, psyllium seed husks, chia seeds - some toasted, some... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Life is in the Details