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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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I find deep comfort in cooking basic staples. There are many jars of beans in my pantry, jars that I decided to move north with me, which is funny considering how much I let go of, in the spirit of Konmari. Beans are a currency, in a sense, for perhaps exactly this moment: they are […]

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