Loaded Taters | Father’s Day Breakfast

Before our son was even conceived let alone a plan, my husband and I started to refer to our one-day-future-child-to-be as our little tater tot (tater for short). We continued this after we found out we were pregnant last year and after finding out we were having a boy. Using it so much so that…

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et Voila! | Côte d’Ivoire

Here we are in Abidjan…poised to begin another adventure together, this time alongside our son. I immediately fell in love with the food available here…from delicious pastries to fresh seafood but I felt like a fish out of water and searching for something to make this new place feel like home. I was initially a…

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Dirty 30 | Diapers & Dinner

Really, the only thing dirty about my birthday this year is the amount of diapers I find myself changing. As I leave my twenties and enter my thirties, I’m curious about what lies ahead of me. I’m less than a month away from moving to Cote d’Ivoire for two years alongside my husband, our two dogs,…

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Challenging Myself | Weight Loss Challenge

I’ve lost count of the times I’ve said I’m going to dedicate myself to losing weight and getting healthier, but every time I fail to change for the long-term. It’s always the best of intentions but I can’t help it…I love food! I love butter and sweets and seconds! But this year, I’m turning over…

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Another Decade of Adventure | First Up: Ecuador

This week, my husband and I are reflecting on our first date 10 years ago. As I was headed off to college and he was enlisted in the military, the world of possibilities was wide open for us. As we look back to that night that we spent sitting across the table from one another…

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Moving Overseas | Lessons Learned

I’ve been meaning to post this for several weeks now but it got lost in my draft section with all the other posts I have been writing lately. Better late than never, I suppose! Things I’ve learned from our first move overseas: Most importantly, no matter how much you plan, prepare, and strategize, you will…

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Challenging Myself | Behind the Apron

As I realize that we have already been in Rwanda for almost 3 months and time is quickly flying by, I sat down to think about what are my goals during our 2 years here {well, now 21 months} and in life in general. From the get-go I have said this was going to be…

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2015: A New Year | New Places, Cuisines, and Adventures

After a several month hiatus from {A Hint of Ginger} filled with preparing, packing up, and saying goodbye to friends and family, my husband and I are starting off 2015 in Rwanda. His job as a diplomat at the US Embassy in Kigali has brought us here for the next two years. The whirlwind of the…

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