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escape & apple cake

escape & apple cake

A few weeks ago, Ben and I skipped town for the day. We needed to get away—do you know this feeling? The one that whispers that if you escape your normal routine for just a handful of hours, you will be fine, but if you stay, you may well break? I don’t know that I’ve […]

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the good old days

the good old days

The thrill of summer is palatable. I could nearly feel it vibrating in the air as I watched the eighth-turned-ninth-grade students my husband teaches march up the aisle at their graduation a couple of weeks ago. Young couples ride the train into the city in the late morning, flirting all the way, free to adventure […]

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like magic, like clockwork

like magic, like clockwork

Moving to California from Michigan, I worried about losing the glorious experience of the four seasons. I was ready for a break from the cold, sure, but I had never wanted to escape the natural clock of the seasons, the tick-tock of winter to spring to summer to fall. I wanted to stay in the comfortable […]

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focaccia for feasting (or, the flaming little toaster)

focaccia for feasting (or, the flaming little toaster)

The other day, I set a small corn tortilla on fire. In the toaster oven. It wasn’t intentional, of course. All I wanted to do was smash some avocado on top of it, sprinkle it with sea salt and cracked pepper and eat it as a snack before I left the house to run errands. […]

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