Monthly Archives: December 2017

If Only

  If only it were possible to capture the wonder of childhood. To retain the joy of uncritical approach. To view the world with eyes that sparkle with endless possibility.

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  a leisurely stroll with pauses to stare and sniff  a patient partner

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All About Nostalgia

It’s interesting how the holidays make people (okay, me) wax nostalgic. I love the fact that every ornament on our tree is a memory jog of Christmases past; of trips taken, or crafts made. I find myself reaching for recipes … Continue reading

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No Knead Sweet Bread

It’s the holidays. Everything needs a bit of added sweetness. This bread is hardly traditional to any particular ethnic root. A little bit babka; a little bit Portuguese sweet bread. It’s a No Knead version of a crusty loaf that … Continue reading

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seasonal village decorated but quiet see you next summer

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Labor of Love

I made pierogi yesterday. It was a Christmas gift for a friend who had recently been to Poland. Funny thing about pierogi. It was a food from my childhood. My mother never actually made them, but there were Polish women … Continue reading

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Chair For All Seasons

  Blue chair. You welcome the warmth of summer with its flurry of activity. Your arms a resting spot for plates and cups, and your seat ready for a cast of visitors. Fall brings signs of change. Leaves cluster on … Continue reading

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Season of Light

Magic happens in this season of light. A pole transforms into a sparkling tree. A reindeer with a glowing nose leads Santa and his sleigh through the dark of a winter’s night. A time to pause and simply believe.

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flour, water, and time sprinkle of yeast; touch of salt kitchen alchemy

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