The Joy Trail https://www.thejoytrail.com Style Food Soul Tue, 16 May 2017 17:35:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 https://i2.wp.com/www.thejoytrail.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/jtbadgebase-3.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 The Joy Trail https://www.thejoytrail.com 32 32 122895060 Big Love from London https://www.thejoytrail.com/2017/05/15/big-love-from-london/ https://www.thejoytrail.com/2017/05/15/big-love-from-london/#comments Mon, 15 May 2017 08:30:04 +0000 https://www.thejoytrail.com/?p=10787 Where do I even begin?  Perhaps with this:  I’m in London again, but I think you would have to be in the midst of a social media blackout if you didn’t know that. I tend to get a lil excited when it comes to my travels. But “Why London?” you ask? Well, since you asked, […]

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No Copy CatsĀ  https://www.thejoytrail.com/2017/04/18/no-copy-cats/ https://www.thejoytrail.com/2017/04/18/no-copy-cats/#comments Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:06:25 +0000 https://www.thejoytrail.com/?p=10744 Here’s a fun little fact…when I was 12 my step mom decided to enroll me in 4-H sewing lessons in the village where her sister lived. I was somewhat skeptical about the whole thing, to say the least. Was she trying to get rid of me for an hour a week (if you knew 12 […]

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Eggcentric https://www.thejoytrail.com/2017/04/12/eggcentric/ https://www.thejoytrail.com/2017/04/12/eggcentric/#comments Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:10:49 +0000 https://www.thejoytrail.com/?p=10726 Hello, my name is Judy and I am an eggaholic. Or an eggomaniac? Take your pick, eggs are my morning bestie.  I swear, if I’m out of eggs I get the shakes. Mornings without eggs are like mornings without coffee…okay likely not THAT bad but close.  I adore avocado too. It’s not only the perfect […]

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Joy On https://www.thejoytrail.com/2017/02/19/joy/ Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:06:12 +0000 https://www.thejoytrail.com/?p=10686 Joy. What does that word conjure up for you? For me, when I think of the JOY, I think of something that is internally determined. It’s like a decision you make. As in today I choose joy. I never used to think that though. I had always thought it was a state of being based on circumstance, […]

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Pineapple Coconut Muffins https://www.thejoytrail.com/2017/02/19/pineapple-coconut-muffins/ Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:42:57 +0000 https://www.thejoytrail.com/?p=10644 I have a major branding issue. Someone please tell me the difference between a cupcake and a muffin. I’m serious. If I’ve missed something please let me know. You see, from what I can tell the only difference is that you can eat muffins in the morning without guilt. Cupcakes in the morning are frowned […]

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Food is Love Made Visible https://www.thejoytrail.com/2017/01/25/food-styling/ Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:14:07 +0000 https://www.thejoytrail.com/?p=10486 Food is love. I know, we’re told we are not supposed to equate food with emotions. But food and culture tell me otherwise. I’m a feeder. Not a food pusher, a feeder. I love to gather people and feed them. It’s my jam. I also feel strongly that while food fuels your body, if it doesn’t […]

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Thrifting is like Therapy https://www.thejoytrail.com/2017/01/24/thrifting-like-therapy-cheaper/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:11:03 +0000 https://www.thejoytrail.com/?p=10453 It’s true. Thrifting is like therapy. How? Because you get to sift through a ton of old crap to see what rises to the surface and sticks with you as valuable. It lets you imagine what is possible. It’s not about what something is, it’s about what it can become. Plus, it’s cheaper than therapy. […]

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Spiced Baked Pears https://www.thejoytrail.com/2017/01/24/baked-pears/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:00:11 +0000 https://www.thejoytrail.com/?p=10409 “What exactly is poudre-douce,” you ask? Well, it is a medieval spice blend that was commonly referred to as sweet powder. It is made up of cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. This warm blend adds more complexity to a dish than straight up cinnamon alone can do. It is also a favourite of mine to […]

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No Expectations https://www.thejoytrail.com/2017/01/23/no-expectations/ https://www.thejoytrail.com/2017/01/23/no-expectations/#comments Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:35:13 +0000 https://www.thejoytrail.com/?p=10338 I read this quote the other day.   “I am under no obligation to make sense to you”   And my first thought was, “well that’s rude!”.  In fact, the shock of its sheer and utter hutzpah stuck with me for a bit. Which was a good thing, apparently. Especially after a few less-than-enviable encounters on […]

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Orange is the new black https://www.thejoytrail.com/2016/07/25/summer-style/ Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:05:58 +0000 http://www.thejoytrail.com/?p=10060 Some days I look in my closet and see nothing. Then there are days when I look in and see nothing but possibilities. The latter is usually influenced by the sun. I can be a bit of a fickle monster on days when it’s cloudy, but when the sun shines I’m all up for what’s […]

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