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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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we leaned in

we leaned in

During college, when I was living and studying in Spain, my friends and I took our first trip to Valencia in February — Valencia ciudad, we would say, as the region holds the same name. We had only been in Spain for a month. We lived just two hours away by bus, but we were young and the […]

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as though nothing is wrong in the world

as though nothing is wrong in the world

The nearby lake is full of ducks, the species coming and going as the seasons tumble on, the behavior of the birds changing along with the always-shifting tide of our lagoon. Lately, the ducks that congregate by the water’s edge have been foraging, plunging their heads into the water, their upturned tails frantically waving about […]

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so very bright

so very bright

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE, my friends! I come to you this festive and anticipatory moment with humble but lovely offerings in the spirit of the season: a crumbly and sweet and oh-so-delicious quick bread, a poem. My gifts to you. This bread can be found in the archives of the renowned Joy the Baker, but I […]

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