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One of my favorite things about December in California is the proliferation of fresh oranges (and all citrus, really). I love them in their simplest form, eaten by hand in sections, but placing a whole slice of orange on a piece of toast is a little awkward. And as popular and exotic a gift as […]

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Growing up, we had a gorgeous persimmon tree in our backyard. It was a striking thing in fall, all those bright orange fruits hanging from spindly, nearly leafless branches. My mother would line persimmons from the tree along the window sill to let them soften until ripe. Try as I might, I could never get […]

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There is probably no single food that captures the evocative core of fall as perfectly as pumpkin butter. It tastes like the month of October, Halloween and Thanksgiving all rolled into one, spicy and sweet and warming. What good, essential, addictive stuff. And it’s so easy to make. Don’t worry about perfectly measuring everything with […]

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