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fleeting | marinated favas with ricotta & toast

fleeting | marinated favas with ricotta & toast

Spring and summer propel me toward urgency. Everything at the market is fleeting, here for only an instant before disappearing for another year. Shelling peas, fava beans, sour cherries, rhubarb, figs: these are the worst offenders. So too with balmy weather and vacation and those weekends that are just made for camping. Look at it another way, and it’s rare and precious, […]

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a map for the rest of us

a map for the rest of us

My friend Erin throws incredible parties. She seems to do it with ease. She always looks calm and breezy, wearing some kind of lovely flowing dress and appearing as though the whole lovely scene came together with a snap of her fingers. She’s fantastically creative, too. The first party of hers that I attended, she’d […]

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at its finest

at its finest

This past weekend was my birthday, and with its proximity to the rolling over of the calendar year, I’m stuck with two reasons for year-end reflection, and, as one with a penchant for analysis and goal-setting, I can’t help but give in. I am among those who think we ought to create blank slates and […]

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benefits of obsession

benefits of obsession

With food more than perhaps anything else, I have a tendency to get a bit obsessed. Some obsessions are serious and long term, such as the one I have with figs. I’m also pretty consistently infatuated with desserts involving fruit and some sort of crumble, the kabocha squash, all summer fruits, big bowls of salad, hearty […]

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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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