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    dried orange ornaments.

    First a quick note to say message(s) received and rest assured: We have no intention of lighting our apartment on fire in the name of holiday cheer. In a prudent twist on my original plan…

    December 16, 2015 13 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 16 Comments
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    brown sugar & spice syrup.

    Sometimes all you need is the taste of something to get you in the spirit of things. And sometimes that taste comes in the form of a syrup. This is not a recent discovery.…

    November 20, 2014 4 Comments
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    giving: edible gifts

    Whether you make them yourself, or rely on the experts to make them for you, giving gifts that can be gobbled is a sure-fire way to win over a minimalist’s heart. Heck, it’s a…

    November 18, 2014 12 Comments
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    dried fruit garland.

    A few weeks ago I had the chance to do an indulgent little project for Gardenista. I’d always wanted to try making one of the dried fruit garlands I’d seen hanging anachronistically in historic…

    November 25, 2013 13 Comments
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    thankful for pumpkin bread and you.

    Here, a virtual loaf of pumpkin bread with chocolate chips and a recipe in case you want to make the real thing.But more than that,  a note to say thank you. Last February when…

    November 21, 2012 24 Comments