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Category Archives: Appetizers

So Much More | Melon, Cucumber & Fig Salad

So Much More | Melon, Cucumber & Fig Salad

Summer is for salads, as you know, and blue skies and bare feet and rosé and all the rest. And every year I say that summer isn’t over until it’s over, which might have something to do with being married to a teacher who is back in the thick of things even though it’s still August […]

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Summery Nasturtium Salad

Summery Nasturtium Salad

Happy summer, folks! The light is lingering late into the evening, and there’s produce aplenty at the market. This is the time for easy dinners, big salads and rosé, and I’m all the more energized about the season after visiting my family in Michigan—there is no summer quite like a Michigan summer. My parents have […]

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Being Here | Spring Pea & Ricotta Toasts

Being Here | Spring Pea & Ricotta Toasts

Several weeks ago, I hosted a festive spring dinner party. Ben was out of town, and I wanted to take advantage of having the apartment to myself (with, you know, something more substantive than several solo glasses of wine and a Gilmore Girls marathon). I invited a bunch of my favorite women, and the ones who could make it […]

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Even If | Gingered Delicata Squash Soup

Even If | Gingered Delicata Squash Soup

And just like that, Thanksgiving is upon us! I am here today with a simple, delicious starter that will serve you well for the holiday. But I also wanted to take a moment to encourage you to take a lot of deep breaths, do some yoga, go for a hike in the woods, drink a nice glass of […]

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The Little Orange Kitchen | Warm Chickpea Salad with Arugula

The Little Orange Kitchen | Warm Chickpea Salad with Arugula

My first solo apartment occupied the front right-hand corner of a stately purple house on the downtown edge of Grand Rapids’ historic Heritage Hill. I lived there when I started this blog, and I’ve surely mentioned it before. It was a special little place, after all. I moved in at the very beginning of 2010, just […]

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