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From Cup to Cookie: Fruit, Flowers, and Rooibos

One of my favorite evening drinks is a hot cup of rooibos (“roy-bus”), also known as red tea or African honeybush tea.  It has a soft, naturally vanilla-y flavor that reminds me a bit of my grandpa’s tobacco pipe and … Continue reading

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Herbal Apricot Bars

When we got back from our trip a few weeks ago, I was quick to head to one of my favorite produce stores and pick up some colorful, ripe treats. Amid the array of crunchy, fresh options at the market, … Continue reading

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A Sweet Purim

Purim is a minor holiday: a 24 hour window of time that can be easy to overlook whether you’re Jewish or not.  But I see it as an opportunity for all of us to reflect on a fantastic story, to … Continue reading

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Learning to Love Lavender (Biscotti)

When I posted a rosemary cookie recipe online last summer, a sweet commenter suggested that I use lavender as an ingredient in the future. I was thrilled to have a recommendation, and I loved the idea of it. After all, … Continue reading

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A Low Key Lime Pie

Winter citrus lures me in. Vibrant in the midst of gray-sky days, these seasonal fruits burst with a sense of refreshment that simply feels needed. Sitting in my office the other day, an acquaintance stopped at my door and caught … Continue reading

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