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    plum torte, springform pans, and new york city.

    September means plums and finally being able to turn your oven on. Except of course that this September has been all kinds of ungodly hot and so turning the oven up to 350° feels…

    September 14, 2015
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    make your own: rhubarb syrup + a springtime cocktail.

    Bottling up a bit of springtime to keep in your refrigerator for summertime refreshment seems like a reasonable thing to do. Especially with the summery weather we’ve been having. And so I did. My…

    May 27, 2015
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    early spring.

    You have to pay attention to see early spring. In the city especially. If you’re not careful you bemoan the fact that it’s still chilly and gray without noticing the pops of purple poking…

    April 14, 2015
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    jump-start on spring.

    Who can resist the pull of the pansy? In just a few weeks there will be so much more that’s interesting at the nurseries and farmers’ markets, but for now there are cheery bobbing pansies…

    March 17, 2014
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    make-believe: springtime wardrobe.

    I’m a creature of habit. If you’ve been reading these tea leaves for awhile, you know this. I relish in creating rhythms and routines, but in general it doesn’t take much for me to…

    May 9, 2013
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    make-believe: spring foraging.

    Any moment now the linden trees in Brooklyn are going to open and shower the streets in their sweet scent. When that happens, I’ll be ready with a pair of pruners and a bike…

    April 11, 2013
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    make-believe: spring linens and other things.

    After yesterday’s post about my sleepless night, I’ve got sleep and bedrooms on my mind. While my nighttime dreams may be lackluster lately, my daydreams have been as active as ever. I’ve been scheming…

    March 14, 2013
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    spring cleaning.

    i’ve been trying my best to incorporate these old standards into my cleaning routine. essential oil. baking soda. vinegar. and elbow grease. suffice it to say, vinegar is a miracle worker. for recipes, humor,…

    March 30, 2011
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    spring break.

    means time to bake cookies. these ones, made with chocolate chips and cranberries. some things are good.…

    March 29, 2011