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Sharing The Alchemy Of Baking

alchemy: a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination I’ve loved to bake, and cook, for as long as I can remember.  There’s something ineffably alluring about handling and combining ingredients to conjure deliciousness that we smell, savor, touch … Continue reading

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Of Toppling Christmas Trees: Santa Hat Chronicles

Tonight, after the family had finally gathered on December 23rd, we decorated our Christmas tree.  We had looked forward for quite awhile to this increasingly infrequent time together. Lovely ritual, lovely tree. Fifteen minutes later, from the kitchen, I heard … Continue reading

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Tasting Memories….Cookie Recipe Included :)

“Food is memories,” the hero of the lovely film, “The Hundred Foot Journey,” states. Before the wise words were barely out of his mouth when we watched the film the other night, I was reminded again why cooking and baking are … Continue reading

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Why I Wear A Santa Hat….

  ….To remind myself how I want to act all of the time. That’s a major reason why I have worn a Santa Hat during the holidays as I go about my day…. every year for the past decade or … Continue reading

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KINDNESS! Pour It On

“And as I’ve gotten older, I’ve had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion….” You and me, Martin Scorsese. I’ve been mulling over this piece about kindness for quite awhile. But I had … Continue reading

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kindling light

“If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.”–Horace Traubel Today dawned dreary, rainy, and cold in my neck of the woods.  And has stayed that way.  The winter blues beckon to me…down, down. But no! Time, … Continue reading

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Joy and Connection: Santa Hat Rising

I was surprised to discover my Santa Hat in the dry cleaning I picked up yesterday.  How could I have forgotten I had taken it to be cleaned? Then I remembered. I had decided not to don the Hat this … Continue reading

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