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If it seems cliché for me, a girl learning to cook, to want (and receive) a Julia Child book for Christmas, well, maybe it is. But, you know, not all clichés are bad. That one about how a penny saved…

when it rains

In grad school, where I’d listen to lectures on Foucault and workshop short stories, I managed to find, along with new favorite authors, a passion for something beyond the classroom. Some people had exercise; some, clubs or organizations. I had…

one to mark down

I feel like I should start this post off by saying, Merry Christmas! So, Merry Christmas, all of you—whether you’ve been reading since this site began or if you’ve swung by just now, on the hunt for a festive candy.…

a fair trade

People don’t have dinner parties much nowadays, which is really a shame, I think. I mean, they still happen, less formally usually, but mostly eating at someone’s house has been replaced by meeting them at a restaurant. And there is…

together, baking

It’s been a blur of flour, butter and chocolate around here lately, and, honestly, you’d think I’d be sick of it. But I’m not. For the last month, I’ve been embracing holiday baking with arms wide open—and have the freezer…