Yearly Archives: 2012

A WINTER FEAST

A winter feast

A friend recently asked if I would like to contribute an image to an online gallery she’s launching in the new year. Among the themes to mull over was the idea of feasting. It felt good to think about that, this time of year, when we spend a month diving headlong into rich foods and […]

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BOURBON BALLS

Bourbon Balls.

Bourbon, two weeks in a row? Well, it’s December. It’s December and I’m snowed under piles of work. These Bourbon Balls are my latest for the Etsy blog. They’re the easiest thing ever to make, and they’re festive and boozy and nostalgic and funny to say out loud. My mother made these growing up. A […]

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MULLED BOURBON CIDER AND A VISIT TO DEVOTO GARDENS

Devoto Gardens apples

It felt like a stroke of good luck to be invited to visit Devoto Gardens a few weeks ago. Visiting an apple orchard was on my fall to-do list and the season was nearly up. The Friday that I headed up to their gorgeous Sebastopol acreage, it was pouring rain. I love crazy weather, perhaps […]

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ROAST BROCCOLINI WITH SMOKED PAPRIKA VINAIGRETTE // SIMPLE THINGS // A GIVEAWAY

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Well, it’s that time of year again. Take a deep breath. Everybody hold hands. We can do this. How we navigate this ridiculous, glorious and challenging time of year is a theme I will probably stay with through most of December. I’m in the thick of three big projects in addition to my cookbook and […]

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SPARKLING CRANBERRIES

Sparkling Cranberries

I have a thing for this time of year – starting this week and sweeping all the way through to the end of December. All of its sparkly, wondrous, glittering, cozy magic. If I had my druthers, I would lay for hours beneath a Christmas tree, inhaling its piney aroma, listening to old Christmas records, […]

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