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Monthly Archives: July 2013

every fragrant thing


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every fragrant thing

Along with the usual summer suspects—heirloom tomatoes, juicy peaches, plump figs, etc.—I’m a bit fixated on lavender at the moment. It may have something to do with the little sachet of it that Ben’s aunt gifted us recently, which I get a whiff of each time I get in the car. Or perhaps it was […]

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the fear of cream


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the fear of cream

For many years, I harbored a fear of heavy cream. I know I’m not the only woman with this problem, nor am I the only one trying to escape its clutches. But it’s worth admitting nonetheless—we don’t talk about this enough. When I began cooking, I avoided recipes with any significant amount of butter or cream […]

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