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    pack a picnic: summer rolls with spicy peanut sauce.

    Summer rolls are aptly named because they’re the perfect thing for making on a summery day when even looking at the stovetop will make you break out into a sweat. They require nothing in…

    June 29, 2015
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    tiny garden: a window box to last all summer.

    A window box to last all summer. It’s a tall order, but nothing’s impossible. It’s been nearly three years since I planted my first city window box. I bought my narrow teak box on a…

    April 22, 2015
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    four summers in brooklyn.

    When I was pregnant with Faye, I didn’t know if she would be a girl or a boy, or when precisely she would arrive, but I knew that when she finally came, there would…

    June 23, 2014
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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
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    midsummer magic.

    It’s a good time of year, this one we’re in right now. It’s not the midsummer of the summer equinox, but the midsummer that means it’s the beginning of August and fully half the…

    August 1, 2013
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    summer buggies.

    I’m paranoid about my woollies. There have been too many winters where I’ve pulled a wool something-or-other out of a closet only to find that it’d been eaten alive in the off-season. Truth is:…

    July 18, 2013
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    an herbal foot soak for summer feet.

    Photographing feet is tricky business. Photographing your own feet? Well, that’s some kind of blogger rite of passage isn’t it? While we’re still on the subject of clean floors and clean feet, I wanted…

    May 2, 2013
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    make-believe: summer bbq

    just daydreaming about a few things for my favorite kinds of summertime bbqs. we’re galavanting about in mid-coast maine right now, probably doing lots of things much less stylishly, but nonetheless,  here’s to a…

    July 5, 2012
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    happy summer.

    i had a different post planned for today. but last night, as we finished the dinner we brought to enjoy by the river, this happened. on the first night of summer. and things like…

    June 22, 2011
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    summer’s bounty photo contest!

    and now, for something completely different… in celebration of my summer on the farm, i’m hosting my very first giveaway on reading my tea leaves. i am very, very excited. but before any packages…

    August 5, 2010