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Category Archives: Winter

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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Doing it Again | Ribollita with Winter Squash

Doing it Again | Ribollita with Winter Squash

I’m a sucker for all things New Year-related. I love reflecting on the past and tend toward nostalgia. I’m always grateful for the blank canvas that a new year provides, even though I’ve come to realize that it will eventually be covered with the same sort of strange, delightful, wandering, maddening brushstrokes that are, quite […]

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One happy morning

One happy morning

I hope you’re deep in cookies and hot toddies at this point, my friends, or at least very close! In the past week or so, we’ve had gingerbread and mulled wine, fancy cheese and champagne, peppermint chocolate and lots of tea. We’ve watched plenty of holiday movies, participated in festive shopping around town and, today, observed our nieces and nephews […]

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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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Spaghetti Squash & Other Obsessions

Spaghetti Squash & Other Obsessions

I am currently obsessed with gingerbread, a fairly new fascination that sprang forth on Sunday from I don’t know where. Hopefully, though, it will benefit you very soon. My more typical holiday obsessions are in full swing as well—including staring, transfixed, at our sweet, twinkling Christmas tree (which is a little crooked this year, making it all the […]

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