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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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simplest sweet potato soup

simplest sweet potato soup

I hope this finds you on the way out of a restful, joyous and delicious Thanksgiving weekend! Though I wasn’t able to go home and be with family to celebrate, mine was, nonetheless, delightful. Here in finally-a-little-bit-chilly Oakland, there was plenty of great food, an incredible Thanksgiving dinner at the home of dear friends, a beautiful […]

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it feels daunting | Apple Sage Walnut Bread

it feels daunting | Apple Sage Walnut Bread

It feels daunting, to put it mildly, to sit down and write a post about Kimberley Hasselbrink and her beautiful book, Vibrant Food. But I’ve got to say something, though I’m unlikely to be as eloquent as I hope, and now is the perfect time for this Apple Sage Cake. And so, here we are. As I’ve mentioned […]

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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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the familiar rustle

the familiar rustle

Though the change of seasons isn’t dramatic in the Bay Area, I’ve been noticing the familiar rustle of fallen leaves skipping across the sidewalks in the wind. It started a few weeks ago, just when I had begun hoping for it, and the tightness in my chest—from stress, from worry—relaxed at the familiar sound. I […]

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