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19

Oct

@1hilaryem and I went for an autumn afternoon stroll through the woods— who knew Portland Trails had all these neat hidden gems? #metaGolden #namedPete #Lennyout (at Forest City Trail)

@1hilaryem and I went for an autumn afternoon stroll through the woods— who knew Portland Trails had all these neat hidden gems? #metaGolden #namedPete #Lennyout (at Forest City Trail)

18

Oct

Always love that runners’ high, but then add in a pie buffet? Heavenly. Lovely to meet the folks over at Woodard & Curran and hear what wonderful things their Foundation is awarding grants to. They also generously participate in a @unitedwaygp campaign annually, and are a fun bunch! Shout out to the volunteers, and of course all the trail runners I met today! #Liveunited #pieeuuurrrday #irunsoicaneat (at Woodard & Curran Foundation)

Always love that runners’ high, but then add in a pie buffet? Heavenly. Lovely to meet the folks over at Woodard & Curran and hear what wonderful things their Foundation is awarding grants to. They also generously participate in a @unitedwaygp campaign annually, and are a fun bunch! Shout out to the volunteers, and of course all the trail runners I met today! #Liveunited #pieeuuurrrday #irunsoicaneat (at Woodard & Curran Foundation)

15

Oct

What an afternoon— thank you @waysidefoodprograms for having me and my fellow @unitedwaygp LEs to tour your lovely home, pack enough food for 47 families and accompany you to distribute meals in Riverton  Park through your Mobile Food Pantry! We loved sharing the day with you especially the moments of laughter while we all take part in #GiveAdvocateVolunteer, you are United Way #LIVEUNITED 🎉 (at Wayside Food Programs)

What an afternoon— thank you @waysidefoodprograms for having me and my fellow @unitedwaygp LEs to tour your lovely home, pack enough food for 47 families and accompany you to distribute meals in Riverton Park through your Mobile Food Pantry! We loved sharing the day with you especially the moments of laughter while we all take part in #GiveAdvocateVolunteer, you are United Way #LIVEUNITED 🎉 (at Wayside Food Programs)

11

Oct

I’ve finally perfected a Vietnamese dessert. My sweet grandmother can rest in peace - let’s roughly translate this into grilled coconut tapioca cake, so here it is, pour 1 package of tapioca starch (shown here is Buddha brand) in mixing bowl. Add in 2 packages of baking powder (Mom suggests Alsa brand, and it comes in a pink package). Mix in 1 and 1/2 cups of a mix of plain white and brown sugar, and crack in 10 eggs. Lastly, pour in 1 13.5 ounce can of coconut milk, and teaspoon of vanilla before beating on low. That’s it! Spray a bundt pan with some Pam, and pre-heat over to 375 degrees.  It should stay in for about 60 minutes, but monitor for dryness. #legooooo

I’ve finally perfected a Vietnamese dessert. My sweet grandmother can rest in peace - let’s roughly translate this into grilled coconut tapioca cake, so here it is, pour 1 package of tapioca starch (shown here is Buddha brand) in mixing bowl. Add in 2 packages of baking powder (Mom suggests Alsa brand, and it comes in a pink package). Mix in 1 and 1/2 cups of a mix of plain white and brown sugar, and crack in 10 eggs. Lastly, pour in 1 13.5 ounce can of coconut milk, and teaspoon of vanilla before beating on low. That’s it! Spray a bundt pan with some Pam, and pre-heat over to 375 degrees. It should stay in for about 60 minutes, but monitor for dryness. #legooooo

09

Oct

#DTPTLD #namesbelle #dontwearitout #localbocal

#DTPTLD #namesbelle #dontwearitout #localbocal

#tbt Halloweens past - to be or not to be… a witch, an angel, a chef, or a princess? Answer: I’m all four on a given Monday.

#tbt Halloweens past - to be or not to be… a witch, an angel, a chef, or a princess? Answer: I’m all four on a given Monday.

03

Oct

@JLPMaine you are as generous as you are lovely! Autumn in Maine is busy, and your Back to School donations are much appreciated at Ruth’s Reusable Resources! #JLPImpact #JuniorLeague  (at Ruth’s Reusable Resources, 3R’s)

@JLPMaine you are as generous as you are lovely! Autumn in Maine is busy, and your Back to School donations are much appreciated at Ruth’s Reusable Resources! #JLPImpact #JuniorLeague (at Ruth’s Reusable Resources, 3R’s)

02

Oct

Oh hey @unitedwaygp, thanks for letting me play my role in our community toward the #CommonGood #transformative #liveunited

Oh hey @unitedwaygp, thanks for letting me play my role in our community toward the #CommonGood #transformative #liveunited

01

Oct

#JuniorLeague Girls’ Night Out at Alex + Ani, a generous supporter of the League! #JLPImpact Awesome job, LDME! (at Alex and Ani Portland)

#JuniorLeague Girls’ Night Out at Alex + Ani, a generous supporter of the League! #JLPImpact Awesome job, LDME! (at Alex and Ani Portland)

Spotted a Belle in a book stack #bibliophile #localbocal photo cred: @rohobaraka  (at Sherman’s Books & Stationery)

Spotted a Belle in a book stack #bibliophile #localbocal photo cred: @rohobaraka (at Sherman’s Books & Stationery)