Random Ponderings

By Popular Demand: My Coveted Fall Recipe for Baked Mini Pumpkins

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Share  I should have known. Bragging publicly on social media about any delicious unique recipe is going to result in requests for said recipe. And in the case of these delectable baked mini pumpkins, I am happy to oblige.  I think the original recipe came from the Los Angeles Times Food section, over 20 years […]

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Dare to Dream! Lancôme #DreamTone Dare Accepted

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ShareIf you follow me and my pursuits, you’ve probably gathered that I’m a hiker and outdoors lover.  This means two things: I don’t have much time or inkling for heavy make-up, and yet, my sun-kissed southern California skin has been clamoring for some camouflage.  As for make-up foundations, I still resort to my big sister’s […]

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Only in Idyllwild – “To Bring Together That Which is Ball and That Which is Chain” A Wedding of Sweat Pants, Dungarees, Cosmic Lights and Random Witnesses

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ShareOnly in Idyllwild.  One hears this comment often in my little artsy town on the “hill” (more like a true mountain, but so approachable and intimate, we tend to call it a hill). But I think this one day topped it off when this week I found myself witness to a wedding of two people […]

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Gratitudinousness – What I am Thankful for Today and Always

Thumbnail image for Gratitudinousness – What I am Thankful for Today and Always by Gina "SuuperG" Stark November 23, 2011 Belly Dance

ShareGratitudinousness.  It’s one of my favorite conjured words. And it really works in that gratitude is such a BIG concept…I think it kinda needs more greedy letters “We don’t need more to be thankful for, we might just need to be more thankful.” Unknown Many who know me in my life and on Twitter and […]

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Travel Recipe: My “Spanish Madre’s” Gazpacho

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ShareLast week I shared the fact that I was whipping up a batch of my favorite cold summer “soup”, gazpacho, and Brad Spencer on Twitter goaded me into sharing it.  OK, actually, I am happy and proud to share this recipe, as for me it represents true food love that was lavished up me by […]

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Ripples of Kindness… Guest Post: Bloggers Ask5for5 for Africa!

by Gina "SuuperG" Stark August 18, 2011 Random Ponderings

Share guest blogger: Sarah Lenssen from Ask5for5 photos courtesy of Cate Turton / Dept. for International Development First, thanks to Gina Stark for allowing me to post on her Gitana blog today! Today, more than 25 bloggers, including this one, are standing with me to Ask 5 for 5 for Africa. Here’s why…. I began […]

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Purge-a-tory: The Hell You Face When You Move

Thumbnail image for Purge-a-tory: The Hell You Face When You Move by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 11, 2011 Random Ponderings

Share{EAV_BLOG_VER:c2660dbac39b0e53} I’m a sinner. I am guilty of the sin of hanging-on-to-things-ness.  I’m not even sure where it stems from; loving beautiful, well-crafted things, thinking I’ll once again fit in to those jeans, my ridiculously over indulged sense of sentimentality, thinking I’ll scan those photos, a deep insecurity from childhood … Whatever has brought me to […]

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You Can DO It! Festive Chocolate Easter Nests

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ShareWe interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you this missive about an easy Easter creation! This isn’t really a recipe, and no, it’s not even really instructions. It’s more like encouragement to just DO it!  I saw a Food Porn picture that inspired the idea of making chocolate nests with little colorful eggs nest-led […]

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Valentine’s Day: Obligatory vs Voluntary

Thumbnail image for Valentine’s Day: Obligatory vs Voluntary by Gina "SuuperG" Stark February 14, 2011 Random Ponderings

ShareIs posting something about love and Valentine’s Day obligatory?  I’m seeing a plethora of articles and fun lists going around about this fun and loving day.  I pondered over whether I felt any pressure to post something to get on the band wagon, and decided; I always did like wagons. A kiss is a lovely […]

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For 2011 I Resolve…to Be Cool with Not Resolving

Thumbnail image for For 2011 I Resolve…to Be Cool with Not Resolving by Gina "SuuperG" Stark December 30, 2010 Random Ponderings

Share‘Tis the season, yes? It’s barreling toward us…another start of another year when we look back and take stock of what we accomplished in the last 12 months.  Another lost chance to be toned and well-honed, loved, rich, enlightened, famous, respected, vice-free (so un-fun!) and any myriad other gag-inducing goals.  OK fyne! Being rich is […]

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“Christmas” is Not a Bad Word

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ShareOK, this is a first for me. A post that delves into…are you ready?…a controversial topic. Which is precisely why I am writing this. You see, ’tis the season to be merry, hairy, gay and bright. OK, maybe not hairy – but it IS winter. But I digress.  I think we add too much controversy […]

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Oh Deer! An Accidental Way to Feel Grateful

Thumbnail image for Oh Deer! An Accidental Way to Feel Grateful by Gina "SuuperG" Stark November 29, 2010 Random Ponderings

ShareI’m happy to be alive today.  Not just alive, but intact.  My car isn’t. I had a close encounter with a cloven-hoofed animal late last night.  I was actually maintaining a slower speed than normal for me on this stretch of mountain highway because it was so late and I was a bit sleepy, so […]

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