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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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    summer fruits and veg.

    It never feels like summer has fully arrived until there are field tomatoes and peaches at the market. The tomatoes are gnarled and bulbous and leaking with ripeness; so ugly they’re beautiful. The peaches…

    August 6, 2013 6 Comments
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    rhubarb lilac spritzer.

    I won’t forget the first time that I was in France as a young teenager and I witnessed kids my age pouring mint syrup into flat tap water at a sidewalk café. The result was green…

    May 16, 2016 14 Comments
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    glowing winter skin with jessa blades.

    It’s the time of year for looking in the mirror and hoping my salty tears might provide enough moisture to put a little glow back into my dry cheeks. (Sad February-ers, unite. It’s almost…

    February 29, 2016 21 Comments
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    make your own: chocolate pudding.

    The chief problem with a cold snap is needing to leave the house in search of chocolate should the ration be dwindling. We were stuck with unsweetened baking chocolate and little else this weekend. I…

    February 15, 2016 19 Comments
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    out and about: table on ten.

    Last night, Faye’s snoring reached near comic levels. There were great blustering intakes of breath followed by high pitched whistles that sounded like a sound effect borrowed from a Disney cartoon and not something that…

    December 30, 2015 8 Comments
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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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    simple matters 03: camille storch.

    Camille Storch | Wayward SparkThe tagline of Camille’s blog is “Genuine, seasonal Americana” and it’s one of my favorite spots on the internet. If you’ve ever wanted to know the ins and outs of…

    November 16, 2015 8 Comments
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    natural beauty: facial oils

    Face oils. Serums. Secret Potions. Not to get too witchy on you, but it is the season and we could all use a little extra dose of magic.Face oils are all the rage, thank goodness. I…

    October 21, 2015 45 Comments