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  • Thin & Chewy Einkorn Spice Cookies

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    When Tim and I came home from Maine, it was with three or four local publications in tow. Between the food festival, our hotel, and a few Portland kiosks, we’d managed to wind up carting around copies of The Portland Press Herald, Down East Magazine, Green & Healthy Maine, and, amongst some other pamphlets, information packets, […]

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  • Picnicking and a Grape Galette

    “The proper attitude toward a picnic is somewhat devil-may-care. You do not have to stand in the kitchen cutting perfect sandwiches and making perfect potato salad or frying chicken (although every once in a while an old-fashioned picnic is just the right thing). So what if all you have in the fridge is leftover rice, […]

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  • Einkorn Cinnamon Buns

    There’s this quote I’ve always liked, “Today’s safe boundaries were yesterday’s unknown frontiers.” I don’t know who said it. I just know that from where I sit today, married, living in Nashville, self-employed and blogging (five years Sunday!), I know it’s true. Tim and I bought a house yesterday.

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  • Red Fruit Custard Cake

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    “We eat fruit with joy and with abandon, but very occasionally, and for special moments, I prepare fruit-based desserts: pies and stewed fruit compotes, ice creams and sorbets.” Jennifer McGruther, Nourished Kitchen If you know Tim, you know how much the man loves fruit. The other day, he turned to me in the car, cruising […]

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  • Indian-Spiced Carrot Crostata with Basil

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    Another milestone to remember from these hazy baby days: the first time I felt inspired, I mean truly inspired, not I’ll-roast-sweet-potatoes inspired, not I’ll-make-a-comfort-kale-salad inspired, but actually, genuinely inspired to create something new in the kitchen post-baby was Tuesday, September 1, nine weeks and three days after the little man entered our world. I wondered […]

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  • My Favorite Apple Recipe This Fall (French Apple Tart)

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    I started back at freelance work in the beginning of September. It’s a pretty sweet arrangement working at home, although now it looks a little different with the little person who needs one-on-on attention every 1.5 hours or so. While there are some days I email in projects and switch the laundry from the washer […]

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  • Tomato Cobbler

    Telling you that today is the first Friday in 16 months that a 7 a.m. post didn’t publish here feels very meta, as one of my grad school professors used to say. Back in those days, when we were reading heavy essays by literary critics like Foucault, workshopping stories on a weekly basis, being ever […]

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