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Category Archives: Desserts

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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If You’re Really Lucky | Tartine Brownies

If You’re Really Lucky | Tartine Brownies

All of a sudden, it is autumn. The temperature has dropped and the sun has swung away from our apartment, leaving it chilly all day long, the sheets icy when we slip into bed at night. Light fades early, the perfect excuse to stay inside with big bowls of soup, then hunker down on the couch with […]

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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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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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