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Monthly Archives: September 2012

adventure is hard

adventure is hard

I know the romance of adventure; I’m a sucker for it, every time. But people, adventure is hard. It is hard to leave people you love, even for the promise of something wonderful. And it’s lovely and romantic to drive across the country, put together an apartment, start fresh, seek new opportunities, build dreams, etc. […]

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a chronology in toast

a chronology in toast

Are you familiar with the goodness known as things on toast? The basic premise is to take good bread — which is, of course, already wonderful on its own — make it toasty and top it with things you love, like cheese and fresh produce and honey. If you take a moment and think on that, […]

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ode to the fig


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ode to the fig

Once upon a time, when I did not live in California, I would see recipes featuring figs and wish desperately for the chance to make them in my own kitchen. In cookbooks and on blogs, without fail these recipes drew me in. Figs! They looked so lovely, with their short woody stems and round bottoms, with tiny […]

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more than ready

more than ready

I am here today to join the multitudes commenting on the loveliness that is The Sprouted Kitchen, a new cookbook written by Sara Forte and photographed by her husband, Hugh. They are, of course, the couple behind the blog of the same name, which I’ve read for quite some time — long enough that I don’t recall […]

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apartment hunting (or, the cultivation of gratitude)

apartment hunting (or, the cultivation of gratitude)

I have learned so much in the past several months, practical life lessons that I hope will serve me even when I’m not moving and/or planning a wedding (I hope not to do the former for awhile; I don’t plan to do the latter ever again). Let’s go way back to the middle of July. […]

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