Articles by Tina Patterson

October 9, 2014 | Tina Patterson

SNAP Challenge 2014 – Day 3: Stride and Stress

Day 2  was a lot easier to navigate because I planned ahead. I had oatmeal for breakfast relatively early and the morning.  I ended up eating lunch later than  planned,  because I was focused on completing a task at work. when I did eat lunch I literally stopped working and enjoyed my split pea soup, apple and water. […]

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October 8, 2014 | Tina Patterson

Women Winemakers To Be Featured At Event

The event below featuring three Virginia women winemakers is sponsored by Pro Tours From Pro Tours. About 10 years ago, while working as a wine salesman for a large importer/distributor, I represented approximately 250 different wineries. It was close to Mother’s Day and a good customer wanted to do a wine tasting featuring wines made by […]

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October 8, 2014 | Tina Patterson

SNAP Challenge Day 2 – Lessons and Questions

I felt as if I plodded through Day1. My friend Bebe’s words about the presentation of the food is just as important as the taste resonated with me as I prepared dinner. I made a point to serve dinner on cheerful looking dinnerware. Dinner was turkey chili (I used the kidney beans and black beans I purchased in the chili) with brown rice served with […]

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October 7, 2014 | Tina Patterson

Snap Challenge 2014 Day 1- Rules and Choices

I agreed to the participate in the 2014 SNAP with Maryland Hunger Solutions. The rules are: 1. Plan to spend the average food stamp benefit as your budget for the week. That amount is $33 for all food and beverages. 2. All food purchased and eaten during the Challenge week, including fast food and dining […]

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September 18, 2014 | Tina Patterson

An Invitation and a Challenge

I received the invitation below in the email recently: Take the SNAP Challenge with Us – October 6 to 12 Maryland Hunger Solutions, along with D.C. Hunger Solutions and Virginia Hunger Solutions, invite you to join us in taking the SNAP Challenge (October 6 -12, 2014) to highlight the struggles faced by too many throughout our region who […]

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August 18, 2014 | Tina Patterson

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Technicolor Dining and Moving

My recent move to a new space was filled with Technicolor dining experiences. I took me a little over a year to find a place that felt right to me. I kept the majority of my belongings in boxes and suitcases while I searched for a place. At the top of my ‘must have’ list was a gas stove. […]

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August 4, 2014 | Tina Patterson

Technicolor Q&A

  Q: Why did you start your blog? A: I began my blog at the urging of  friends and family who asked me to share my dining experiences. Q: Do you always dine alone? A: I dine with friends, family and have even gone with Meetup groups to try a restaurant. When I do dine with others […]

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July 29, 2014 | Tina Patterson

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What is Technicolor Dining?

Why is the blog named Technicolor Dining? Tech·ni·col·or  (tĕk′nĭ-kŭl′ər) A trademark used for a method of making movies in color in which films sensitive to different primary colors are exposed simultaneously and are later superimposed to produce the full-color print. I chose the term ‘Technicolor dining’ for several reasons. I think of dining (whether at […]

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