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    foolproof roasted vegetables.

    Roasted vegetables are not fancy food. They are simple food. They are sweet and savory at the same time. They are just the right thing to make during the time of year when your…

    October 20, 2014 20 Comments
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    winter warming.

    If you are someplace cold—and judging from the looks of it, you are—stop what you’re doing right now and put a pot of this on the stove. Rosemary and grapefruit to refresh you, vanilla…

    January 8, 2014 7 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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    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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    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
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these leaves. {for catching the morning light, just so}. 2. my neighbor’s crabapple tree.{for making it look kind of like summer in fall}. 3. this little…

    November 16, 2012 16 Comments
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    make-believe: thanksgiving outfit.

    1. silk blouse 2. scarf 3. necklace 4. apron 5. triangle hoops 6. skinny cords 7. sam sifton’s thanksgiving 8. flats Thanksgiving is such a good holiday. No presents, but hefty portions of good…

    November 15, 2012 13 Comments