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    make your own: blender lemonade.

    I’ve had a revelation this summer and that revelation is that the easiest, tastiest, frothiest lemonade can be made by plunking an entire lemon into your blender.Behold.New York Magazine ran a piece in their…

    July 6, 2015
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    make your own: chocolate hazelnut spread.

    Nutella. Gianduja. Chocolate hazelnut spread. Delicious? Whatever you wanna call it, here it is.Some of you might have noticed my satisfying a recent craving for that childhood treat—or, depending on the continent and exposure…

    November 11, 2015
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    make your own: coconut lime popsicles.

    Ever since Sadie linked to this post on coconut popsicles last week, I’ve been on a kick. I’ve made three batches of coconut milk popsicles in the space of ten days. And I won’t be…

    August 31, 2015
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    pack a picnic: summer rolls with spicy peanut sauce.

    Summer rolls are aptly named because they’re the perfect thing for making on a summery day when even looking at the stovetop will make you break out into a sweat. They require nothing in…

    June 29, 2015
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    pack a picnic: smashed chickpea salad sandwiches.

    A salad you can pack into a sandwich and tuck in a basket or bag for easy toting is maybe the best kind of picnic fare that there is. Perelandra—the neighborhood grocery store that’s sponsoring…

    June 15, 2015
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    Or, as my nephew enthusiastically calls them: FOOMIES! We’ve been guzzling smoothies around here lately. They’re the perfect thing to make in the morning and down in between chasing Faye around the apartment, hammering…

    February 24, 2015
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    a galette for shorter days.

    There’s no denying it. Here are the days when lights need to be flicked on before dinnertime, when socks need to be added to bare feet, when getting into bed in the evening means…

    October 13, 2014
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    on butternut squash soup.

    Thoughts on soup, strung together. Long winter nights are good for looking at neighbors. Not in a nosy way. At least not especially. Two nights ago, I sat on the couch tapping out a…

    November 12, 2013
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    blended up.

    About once a year I go through a fruit smoothie phase. It’s often in the springtime (see here and here) and it lasts for a month or two before I abandon the frozen stuff and head to…

    April 2, 2013
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    butternut squash: roasted and mashed

    If you’ve been reading these tea leaves for awhile, you might recall that there’s a somewhat unusual allergy in our house. James is allergic to potatoes. Yes, that means no french fries. Yes, it…

    November 13, 2012