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Kale and Pomegranate Salad | Kickin’ off the Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is just one week away, but for me, the holiday season has already begun. You see, we celebrated our 2nd anniversary (with an incredible meal at Clifton Inn) the first weekend of November; flew to Texas for my Grandad’s 80th birthday party the second weekend on November; and traveled to Providence and Boston last […]

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Turmeric & Rose Water Lassi

No art ever came out of not risking your neck. And risk – experiment – is a considerable part of the joy of doing, which is the lone, simple reason all [writers] are willing to work as hard as they do. The open mind and the receptive heart – which are at last and with fortune’s […]


A Late Summer Sandwich

This summer has been busy. Full. August especially. We’ve spent time with family and friends. We’ve asked ourselves some big questions and we’ve started to throw some ideas out into the world – we’ll see what sticks. As the school year kicks into high gear and my work life gets busier, I find myself craving […]

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On Becoming a Gardener (+ a simple cucumber salad)

I did not grow up with a garden. Sure, many weekends were spent helping to plant flowers in our front yard, but growing vegetables? Nope, we didn’t do it. Last year, I began my foray into gardening by growing cherry tomatoes (sweet millions to be exact) on the little balcony of my apartment. I was […]


Pickled Peaches

15 pounds. 3 hours. 12 jars of pickled peaches. In May, I took a class on hot water bath canning. Becky Calvert, a local canning experts, shared not only her lessons, but some of her pickled goods from seasons past. While the asparagus, green beans, and curry-flavored pickles were all delicious, it was the pickled […]


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