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Charming Nonetheless | Fig & Almond Butter Thumbprints

Charming Nonetheless | Fig & Almond Butter Thumbprints

Fairytales are just that—tales. And we all know this, of course. I steer clear of them most of the time, primarily due to their problematic presentation of gender roles and concerning lack of realism, which I don’t think are the very best lessons to teach young children nor great concepts to drill into our own adult minds. […]

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Pistachio Tangerine Cookies & Giveaway!

Pistachio Tangerine Cookies & Giveaway!

It’s the season of warmth, this one, and I hope you’re feeling that fully. There’s been more rain this week than I’ve ever experienced in the Bay Area, and it has left me wanting to curl up on the couch with a blanket and a mug of something hot and steaming to drink. But it’s […]

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small economies

small economies

The other day, I went for a run in the pouring rain. I do this from time to time, and I’m never sorry. I feel so clean and refreshed when I come home, sopping wet with a chill coming on. The rain here isn’t so cold and the drops are tiny, small enough to get […]

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reveling that way

reveling that way

When I was young, my family had a wonderful Christmastime tradition of going out to dinner at a fancy restaurant. It was our once-a-year chance to don our best clothes/play dress up and feel celebratory, fancy, carefree while eating really good food. We always ate well at home—both of my parents are great cooks—but we […]

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breakfast cookies and comfort

breakfast cookies and comfort

My favorite restaurant in Grand Rapids is Marie Catrib’s, named after the fabulous woman who moved from Lebanon to Michigan over forty years ago and, in 2004, opened her restaurant in the then-sketchy, now-vibrant East Hills neighborhood. The restaurant is bright and cheery and perfect, and Marie Catrib herself was usually there, quick to offer […]

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