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Winter Salad Tips & Tricks

Winter Salad Tips & Tricks

Earlier this month, we were supposed to go to my cousin’s wedding in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I know what you’re saying right now—a January wedding in South Dakota?! Yes. And you’re right! Even hardened Chicago people said this to us. But you must understand: prairie people are particularly tough people. They live out there, […]

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Return of the Fruitcake

Return of the Fruitcake

Christmas is just around the corner, and I am here with fruitcake. I know my timing is bad—if by chance you have the time to spare in the next two days to make a fruitcake, it will have very little time to sit around and develop in flavor before the big day. You’ve (hopefully) planned […]

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California | Simple Citrus Salad

California | Simple Citrus Salad

This winter, I finally fell in love with California. I fell in love with its weirdly shaped trees and rainy winters, with the dark gray clouds that hover over the hills and the open skies, with the character in the buildings and the earth, reflecting the rough edges and free spirits of the many people […]

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Six Things To Do with a Tray of Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Six Things To Do with a Tray of Roasted Sweet Potatoes

It’s snowing in the Midwest and raining (finally, blessed be!) in California. Thanksgiving is behind us and December just around the corner. It’s old hat to say that the year has flown, but—it really did this time! Finding such truisms flying out of my mouth is a real sign of adulthood, I think. But I’ll […]

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Avocado, Citrus & Fennel Salad for Winter


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Avocado, Citrus & Fennel Salad for Winter

Winter in California will always feel like spring to me, because it feels like spring in the Midwest—my home, the place whose rhythms beat in my chest no matter where I go. It’s not just because we go back to Michigan for the holidays and this is the very welcome weather we return to in […]

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