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My mom, Shirlee Erickson, or ‘Squirrel’ to her friends, is the person I credit with my passion for gardening, good food and cooking. More than this, she has always been there to keep things tidy and flowing smoothly in my life. When I decided to buy the Boat Street Café, it was my mom who-with the full support my dad and the rest of my family-gave me the organizational power to get it all done. Having just retired, she volunteered to do everything from baking to bookkeeping. She’s always insisted she thinks that helping me is more fun than being retired. Bistro Shirlee honors my mom with the French-inspired food we both love to make, eat and share. Thank you for everything, mom. Xoxo, Renee

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