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In All Its Fullness | Tuscan Olive Oil Cake

In All Its Fullness | Tuscan Olive Oil Cake

Hopefully this finds you surrounded by loved ones, reveling in the season, belly full of cookies. I wanted to get this Christmas greeting out before the day itself, but we’ve been busy, and I imagine I’m not the only one. Thankfully, I’ve never minded stretching out the season. This, of course, is because I love Christmas. […]

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If we’re lucky | Kabocha, Olive Oil & Chocolate Cake

If we’re lucky | Kabocha, Olive Oil & Chocolate Cake

These last few months have felt like an interim to me, a period tucked between the last concrete set of experiences and something else yet to be revealed. I’ve called it by many names: in-between, transition, season, interlude. That’s certainly what it feels like, even now. But a couple of weeks ago, I realized something. It’s quite a […]

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Traditions & Gingerbread

Traditions & Gingerbread

For me, the holiday season starts with Thanksgiving and continues on until at least January 1, perhaps even longer if I’m so inclined. The days in between are like a long unpacking of traditions and gatherings and other such joy-filled things. When I was young, I spent many of those days anticipating Christmas morning, as children tend to do, […]

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Café Almond Cake & The Kitchen Gypsy

Café Almond Cake & The Kitchen Gypsy

Earlier this month, I went to a beautiful dinner at Joanne Weir’s home in celebration of her new cookbook, Kitchen Gypsy. It was a potluck, a genius idea that put a whole array of recipes from the book in front of us and had the added benefit of letting Joanne witness people cooking from her book—which is, of course, the goal of […]

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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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