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From Market to Skillet (Cake): The Lure of Cherries

On a recent visit to my local farmers market, I fell into a familiar rapture.  Enjoying the late-day sun and the soft breeze from the bay, I strolled around soaking up the lively chatter, vivid colors, and the fact that … Continue reading

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Strawberry Pie, With Spirit

There’s something magical about strawberry season.  It means that summer has arrived, bringing with it a bounty that’s as striking as it is scrumptious.  A strawberry can quench our thirst, satisfy a sweet tooth, and remind us that vibrant beauty … 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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