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When I was a teenager, my first real job was at a local cafe and bakery. They were well-loved in the community: for their wedding cakes, their fancy pastries, and their delightful and new-to-me Persian treats. I learned on my first day to not smear brown avocado on a sandwich (duh!); I learned what Dutch […]

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I bought some beautiful hachiya persimmons with the intention of making them into hoshigaki. The persimmons sat in the fridge, neglected, until well past their ideal state for the project, which requires them to be firm, and not quite ripe. Like so many fruits that are just on the edge of edibility, these had a […]

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Cabin life is an interesting adjustment. The nearest grocery store is no longer 6 blocks away but a 20 minute drive. And we have legit snow and ice days where leaving is either impossible or simply strongly discouraged, whether due to fallen trees, icy roads, or Portland’s inability to deal with 1.5 inches of snow. […]

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