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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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Here we are. The shortest day of the year. The start of winter. The end of the year, nearly. I love the magic of the solstice. It celebrates the quiet, the pause, the fallow. And it bears witness to the dark. It’s hard to sit with darkness, whether that’s something we’re uncomfortable with in ourselves, […]

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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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