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Some of the best things in life, we happen upon

Last Friday, I was on my way to Bear Lake in Northern Utah. Knowing that we needed to pick up dinner, we stopped in Logan, Utah. I love food and usually just a restaurant by the look. Oh did we have fun when we walked into this place. We were actually an hour late in getting to the lake.

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Added by Jeff David on April 14, 2015 at 1:38pm — 2 Comments

First article in a few months

Hello, What a wild ride the past few months have been. I have gotten out of writing regularly and it depressed me..............Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing someone local in Salt Lake City who is starting a Ginger Beer. The drink is delicious and the story is what I love…

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Added by Jeff David on March 20, 2015 at 8:03am — 4 Comments

Tomorrow Never Comes

For the past 4 months, I have been so busy with my job that I have ignored what I really love--the writing. But ignorance doesn't happen without feelings of anxiety and consternation.

I always thought that I would get to it tomorrow; but tomorrow never came, until I made it so. We all do this in life and ultimately we all have to recognize and reconcile. My latest article:

In my early teenage years, I had a Sunday School teacher who a very dynamic man. His career…

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Added by Jeff David on February 10, 2015 at 7:37am — 2 Comments

Life Lesson Series

I have written a series of unique life lessons titled "And So I." For the final one, I wrote about one of my greatest loves--BBQ.

It wasn't just about throwing some meat on the Smoker; it was the journey to get here, and the continual journey since.

Here is the Link:…

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Added by Jeff David on November 19, 2014 at 12:45pm — 2 Comments

A One Hour Life Lesson?

Continue HereCan anything be learned from just a short workout? Well I sure found that out. My approach to many things in life has been to rush through it. Pushing myself too hard with a swim workout caused me to take a new look.

Here is the story:

During the summer of 2013, I hired a swim coach. Improving my aquatic ability was something that I longed for yet didn’t get around to for a…

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Added by Jeff David on November 4, 2014 at 9:05am — 2 Comments

Shifting Work: My Love Affair with Food

What a joy to be interviewed by fellow 48 Days Members, Dwain Scott and Val Shumake Jr. on their Shifting Work Podcast.

These two really get to the heart of your journey. Life can be such a joy when you find and develop what you love.

They have interviewed a few 48 Days Members. Reach out to them if you would like to be part of it.

http://www.shiftingwork.com/

Here is my interview…

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Added by Jeff David on October 31, 2014 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

Honoring my "Dutch by Marriage" Heritage with a Restaurant Review.

I couldn't go too long writing restaurant reviews without getting a review for the Old Dutch Store in Salt Lake.

During and after World War II, there were a large number of Dutch families that migrated to Utah. They had to have a sponsor here and the LDS (Mormon) connection was a…

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Added by Jeff David on October 24, 2014 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

Can you take me to the Hospital?

For food that is! Have you ever enjoyed hospital food. Well now you can. I had the pleasure of finding and writing a feature about a Thai Restaurant at a hospital near Salt Lake City.

I can't wait to go back to the hospital; and not for a Dr.'s Appt.

Thank you for reading:…

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Added by Jeff David on September 24, 2014 at 4:08pm — 5 Comments

A Cafe On The Move

The thing which lights me up the most is finding hidden gems of a restaurant to try, and ultimately write about. You have to turn on your reticular activators as Dan talks about.

It was so much fun to find, taste and write about a place called Café Seoul in a suburb of Salt Lake. Their food…

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Added by Jeff David on September 11, 2014 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Have you ever tried Peruvian Cuisine?

Here in the Salt Lake City area, I have never experienced Peruvian food or given it much thought. Then three weeks ago when I was rushing to get to an appointment, I saw this restaurant in an obscure location. I quickly took note of the name and vowed to return.

And return I did. I also got to write a…

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Added by Jeff David on August 27, 2014 at 4:01pm — 2 Comments

My article on an International Market

I had the opportunity to write for a local publication about an International Market with Indian, Pakistani and foods from 23 other countries. They couldn't have been more kind. And the food is awesome.

Thanks for your feedback.…

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Added by Jeff David on August 14, 2014 at 10:50am — 2 Comments

Can I Coast Now?

Recently I was speaking to a friend and we were discussing life's struggles. This man is in his late 60's and was a pretty prominent doctor in Salt Lake. I have known of a few of his recent health struggles and he enlightened me further.

He said that when he was young, he thought that when he got into college that he would feel at ease. Then he decided to go to medical school and when he knew which school accepted him, then he hoped that he would feel at ease. Then he said that when…

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Added by Jeff David on August 5, 2014 at 3:38pm — 3 Comments

Majoring in Food

I had the opportunity to return to the University of Utah recently. Over a decade ago I graduated with a degree in Business Finance. Now I return to obtain  degree in Food; at least of personal study of it.

There is a new Bistro there and I got to interview the Chefs and taste their delicious…

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Added by Jeff David on July 28, 2014 at 10:54am — 6 Comments

I'm Doing what I'm Fearing and the Fearing is Disappearing!

Continue Reading HereI shared this a while back but it seemed appropriate to facing challenges everyday.

Since I was a little kid I have been able to Swim; at least a loose definition of the word. I could tread water, play in lakes, rivers, the ocean and swimming pools with little difficulty. Racing across a pool was fun because I often won and didn’t have…

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Added by Jeff David on July 15, 2014 at 11:20am — 4 Comments

Just wanted to share--a Philly Cheese Steak

Hi there, sometimes I hesitate posting my food articles here thinking that everyone has enough going on; especially since most of them are right in the Salt Lake City area where only a few 48 Days members live.

But I love it, this lights me up and is the reason I got involved in the first…

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Added by Jeff David on July 10, 2014 at 9:33am — 6 Comments

Unplugged: Running away to find Peace!

For years now, when my wife has inquired about going camping, I told her that we didn’t develop and progress in society so that we could return to living like cavemen. We all grow up and mature however and now that I am 36, I hope she has forgiven me and that a recent camping trip renewed her faith in…

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Added by Jeff David on July 2, 2014 at 10:53am — 4 Comments

My Morning Started with Fear, so I Fed It!

Yes, that is correct, I did have fear today! Last evening turned into a late night at a baseball game and the morning started early. My daughter was also tired, didn't get enough sleep and decided to be very difficult this morning. I was losing steam fast.

On top of that I have an article…

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Added by Jeff David on June 24, 2014 at 3:17pm — 5 Comments

Ribs and Pulled Pork anyone?

Hello, Last week I wrote a Blog Post titled "I had a Second Child and Got Depressed." Thank you for the kind comments. It is so much fun to reconnect. I feel like somebody who has been thirsty, didn't realize it and just found a cool mountain spring again.

Just wanted to add another cool thing that has happened…

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Added by Jeff David on June 2, 2014 at 10:54am — 3 Comments

I had a Second Child and Got Depressed!

In addition to "where have you been?" I have also heard "I haven't seen much from you lately" and "Are you still doing food reviews?" In the book that I am writing, I share the experience of getting a call from a restaurant regarding a review that I had posted. Honestly, I didn't even know how many people were following the blog--analytics were never my strong suit. Lately I have heard from people wondering where I have been.

In 2011, I started the blog as an online journal. In that…

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Added by Jeff David on May 30, 2014 at 2:20pm — 3 Comments

Disruption, Anxiety and ultimate Surrender. Let's sit down for a meal!

Hello, Where have I been a few of you have asked? My answer is that I thought that I was pretty good at basic math but now I doubt that. What I mean is back in November we had baby #2, a sweet little boy. Up until that point, our routines were set. I scheduled time for writing, my…

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Added by Jeff David on February 3, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments

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