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Carrot Cookies: Eat With Enthusiasm

When I last visited my sister in Washington, one of the highlights of my stay was taking my 6 year old nephew to a bakery after school on a rainy afternoon. He knew what he wanted as soon as he … 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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A Sweet Valentine’s Day

I’ve always liked Valentine’s Day.  I know, I know: easy for married me to say, right?  But I even enjoyed it when I was single; I’d send my grandmother a card, call my dad, or just wear red and pink … Continue reading

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Butter, Sugar, Flowers: Nasturtium Cookies

When my husband and I first moved to the bay area, I fell in love with the little orange flowers readily decorating our new backyard. They seemed so delicate but grew so profusely. I welcomed their vibrant bursts of color … Continue reading

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