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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 25 Comments
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    my year in objects (mostly).

    twelve little things that made my year.  1. chickadees in january.  2. board butter in february. 3. a new-to-us table brought home in march.  4. a cot for a couch in april. 5. lilacs in may. 6. a…

    December 31, 2015 16 Comments
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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 15 Comments
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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 7 Comments
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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 76 Comments
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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 19 Comments
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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 10 Comments
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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 51 Comments