Author Archives: LeilaPiazza

About LeilaPiazza

I am a wife and mother. I am an Orthodox Christian. I am a Syrian American with family living in Syria. I am a also a yoga teacher and freelance writer. I recently described myself in a job pitch as "a person who's lived in Portland, Oregon for over 20 years with a passion for writing and a passion for all things Portland. I'm a foodie, knitter, wine and beer lover, bee-keeper (yep, I said it), mead and fruit-liqueur maker, organic gardener, home-canner, hiker, biker, runner, and occasional skinny-dipper. I’ve camped all over the state, I sail a sailboat that’s moored on the Columbia (o.k., I'm the first mate), and I spend a large percentage of my time at our beach house in Seaside." That about sums it up.

Fig bread grilled with pb&j

I used homemade blackberry jam and Adams peanut butter. Use olive oil and grill just like a cheese sandwich. The fig bread came courtesy of my good friends, Essiet and Sylvia. Thanks guys! Advertisements

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Oranges are delicious.

I just ate a fully ripe, completely juicy orange for dessert. It was delicious. Oranges are deicious.

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Lunch today

Coconut/banana/avocado smoothie. Sautéed snow peas with soy and hot sauce. Fresh baguette with artichoke spread and kale/radicchio sauté.

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Just ate my second Lenten meal…YAY Aladdin Cafe!!!

Someday (I hope), I will begin Lent with a plan. And a fully stocked pantry. I imagine planning out menus and writing out shopping lists. I imagine sitting down to every meal, balanced and nutritious, served at the appropriate times … Continue reading

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Entering the Paschal Season, 2013

Well, hello there. It’s been a while. A year or two? Must be two. I recall spending last year remodeling a bathroom during Pascha. No major remodels in the works this year, and I have been blessed with time to … Continue reading

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This is my last post – and a bit late, at that.

Well, this is it folks. It’s been great sharing my Lenten season with you. Bright Week has come and gone, and I just want to share a few more thoughts with you. I wanted to write about all the services … Continue reading

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It’s a miracle! I’m waking up early in the morning!

This is a post from Holy Thursday that I didn’t have time to finish: I don’t know what’s going on, and really, it’s probably only a minor miracle, because it’s not really that early (6:30 am), but somehow, I keep … Continue reading

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