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Dark Chocolate Guinness Brownies

There’s a thing that bakers won’t always tell you:  the simplest baked goods are sometimes the trickiest.   That goes for things like fudgy not cakey, done but not dry brownies.  You should know, I’ve made a lot of crappy…

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Let It Be Sunday!

Right here is where we are.  Hopefully with a mug of warmth in hand, with a few moments to ourselves, with a peaceful sky above, mellow plans for the day, and if we’re very very lucky… the sound of the…

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Let It Be Sunday!

Hello friends!  Thank you for your patience with me.  I’ve been in London for the past handful of days and my internal clock is a little screwy.  I’ve been in town teaching a workshop on styling, food photography, and Instagram…

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Let It Be Sunday!

Here we are, all the way into the August of another year. How do you feel about August (besides sweaty and damp)?  Feels to me like I’m readying myself for the transition to Autumn.  For some reason, I feel the…

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Let It Be Sunday!

I become a super nester in the days before I leave for a long stint of travel.  Suddenly my house is stocked unflinchingly with toilet paper, there’s no sign of running out of paper towels, there’s cat food for months,…

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Smoky Black Bean Soup

Having moved into my new house a week ago today, this soup is the first edible thing besides Red’s Chinese to hit my kitchen counter.   Truth is, most of my kitchen is still packed up in boxes and stacked…

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Turmeric Tonic

There’s a tonic for every sort of body ache and brain-space.  Coffee is my tonic to activate my work-brain.  Pancakes are my tonic to honor a carb-heavy nap-ready morning.  Yoga is my tonic for breathing and clear-mindedness (or moments of…

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