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Category Archives: Cakes

The Case for Everyday Cake

The Case for Everyday Cake

I am a firm believer in cake—in particular, everyday cake. I’ve always had a sweet tooth, so I’m sure I could have been compelled by the concept very early on. Yet I trace my allegiance to a time further down the line: those post-college years that were so formative for me, when I was working my […]

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it feels daunting | Apple Sage Walnut Bread

it feels daunting | Apple Sage Walnut Bread

It feels daunting, to put it mildly, to sit down and write a post about Kimberley Hasselbrink and her beautiful book, Vibrant Food. But I’ve got to say something, though I’m unlikely to be as eloquent as I hope, and now is the perfect time for this Apple Sage Cake. And so, here we are. As I’ve mentioned […]

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magic itself

magic itself

I was sure I’d already mentioned my rhubarb theory here, but it turns out I have not. I’ve talked about rhubarb, yes: how nicely it plays in a coffee cake (plus a poem, there, for good measure), how lovely it is roasted, how to tuck it underneath a crumble. But I’ve not mentioned my most profound thought on this […]

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ring bells, be joyful

ring bells, be joyful

The other day, I missed my bus stop on the way to work. I realized at just the last second at the stop after mine, so I ended up two stops down the line from where I needed to be. I had been reading. Clearly I’m as distracted by books now as I was as a […]

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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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