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Tricks of the trade

Before I became a scientist, before I began my art business, before I knew I had celiac, I was a baker. I’ve been gluten free for 8 years now and only a very few things make me miss it : a fresh croissant, the wonderful, tactile …

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Weekend eating and drinking

These days the garden is prolific with vegetables and blooming flowers, and the nights are cooling off enough to be a warning of the inevitable end of summer. Just the right conditions for hosting lazy, impromptu weekend dinner parties! On the menu {click the photo to …

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The taste of cut grass

‘Tis the season for lively cocktails on a sunny afternoon. Last fall I made a batch of tangerine sage-infused vodka and ignored it all winter. As soon as the world started turning green, however, it popped back into my mind. I whipped up this concoction the …

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A recipe! For Granola. Hurrah.

The other night I inexplicably fell asleep thinking about granola. I couldn’t get the thought out of my head, so the next day I whipped up a batch of what might be the best granola on the planet. This recipe originates from my days as a …

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Stockings for Him

And last, but not least: 1. IDEA book 2. Happy Socks 3. Bike Scarf 4. You are Super notecards 5. Brass Bike Bell 6. Stanley Flask 7. Skittles (mini bowling kit) 8. Maple Sugar Candy 9. The Pacific by Mark Helprin (AMAZING short stories)  10. Fire Starting Kit (and it supports a good cause!)

Stockings for Her

  Round Two in the Stocking gift guide! This time for the lovely ladies in your life: 1. Poco Dolce Chocolate 2. Single-serving Sofia Coppola Sparkling wine (in a CAN!) 3. Swamplandia by Karen Russell 4. Long handled wooden spoons 5. Coin purse  6. Happy Tape 7. Animal notecards 8. Kitchener stitch dog tag 9. Amaryllis forcing bulb

Redux : Green Things!

I posted this recipe last year — it is a favorite of my family’s, and though it’s a production, it’s TOTALLY worth it.  A perfect recipe for the holidays. * * * This is a doozie, but you guys asked for it! Years and years ago …

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My favorite part of Christmas morning

I love stockings. I think they are the best part of Christmas morning. But there are a few criteria for a REALLY good stocking: * some kind of toy * candy * frivolous yet useful trinkets — something the recipient might covet, but never spend their …

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