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Category Archives: Breads

start in the kitchen

start in the kitchen

I work for a company that provides lunch for its employees each day. My life has not always been this way, I assure you, and I am exceedingly grateful. I think these meals—the wholesome food, eating together—actually do our team a lot of good, but that’s a conversation for another time. I mention it today […]

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the winding path

the winding path

I’ve not yet read Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In (though I assure you it’s on my list!), but I’ve heard secondhand one of the author’s suggestions: to visualize our careers as jungle gyms rather than ladders. A ladder is the old analogy, of course, with one way up and not much to look at save the […]

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these things are your becoming

these things are your becoming

Of late, I’ve found that the best way to describe my working life is that I’m cobbling it together. I write and edit as a freelancer for a handful of nonprofits, assist a brilliant food-blogger-and-photographer-turned-friend once a week as she works on her first cookbook, have scored some food-related writing projects, bake several mornings a week at […]

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turn around

turn around

My parents came to visit us a few weeks ago, and after showing off the Bay Area for several days, we drove south to Monterey, parallel to the coastline, past green hills where cows lazily graze, through the Garlic Capital of the World (!). Perhaps my favorite part of our visit to Monterey was the bike […]

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focaccia for feasting (or, the flaming little toaster)

focaccia for feasting (or, the flaming little toaster)

The other day, I set a small corn tortilla on fire. In the toaster oven. It wasn’t intentional, of course. All I wanted to do was smash some avocado on top of it, sprinkle it with sea salt and cracked pepper and eat it as a snack before I left the house to run errands. […]

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