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Homemade Apple Butter for Fall

Last night was cold — the first cuddly, cold, hot chocolaty and tea, burrow under the comforter fall night. And I bundled up and loved it. The seasons are shifting. We’re trading in summer salads for crock-pot stews and flip-flops … Continue reading

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Simple Homemade Gnocchi With Marinara

Sometimes just the quiet repetition of a simple task brings extraordinary comfort. With gnocchi there is the careful rolling of each tiny piece of dough, the attention and care demanded by every individual bite. Going through these motions becomes so … Continue reading

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Chipotle Chocolate Sorbet

There will be a day this winter when a warm sweater won’t be enough, a day when the chill reaches all the way to my bones, a day when I will want more than anything to curl up with a … Continue reading

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A Postcard From My Own Backyard

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This week I’m sharing a few iPhone shots from the lovely community garden a few blocks away from my house. The garden sits on a lot that used to be a gas station and repair shop. The station is still … Continue reading

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A Postcard From Austin(ish,) Texas

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So last weekend I flew to Austin, Texas with mom to visit family and go on a food photography prop hunt at the Fredericksburg, Texas trade days. The trade days are basically acres of booths and barns filled with antiques … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Bride. My First Wedding Shoot.

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Sometimes, when an opportunity arrives on my doorstep, I get swept up in excitement and leap forward to seize the moment, only to find myself totally engulfed with anxiety later. It’s a nice balance, I think. See, one day recently, … Continue reading

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The Recipe Whisperer. Black Pepper Tofu and Kitchen Shenanigans.

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I never follow a recipe. I’m not even sure I’m capable of following a recipe. Even as I read a recipe for the first time, I instantly omit and change things in my mind. This means that sometimes we end … Continue reading

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When I First Met Nutella. Nutella Pop-Tarts With Bourbon-Honey Glaze.

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When I eat Nutella, something happens to me: I’m 16 again, sitting around the breakfast table in an idyllic little farmhouse in the Danish countryside. My host mother has set out freshly baked breads purchased that morning before sunrise along … Continue reading

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How I Ate Cookies and Put $1,000 in the Bank

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Saving money. Something we should all be doing, right? Putting money away for a rainy day, for those worst-case scenarios we hope never happen: I lose my job, I get injured and can’t work, a family member needs care. Or … Continue reading

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For Valentine’s Day: Blueberry Pomegranate Sorbet with Candied Clementines and Champagne.

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It is becoming a Valentine’s Day tradition at our house to stay home and cook together. Because I’m a massage therapist at a big fancy resort, Valentine’s Day tends to be one of the busiest work days of the year … Continue reading

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