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Blueberries macerating in olive oil, to grace thick Greek yogurt with black sesame seeds and a homemade toasted nut mix: hazelnut, cashew, walnut, pistachio, pine nut, pecan. Sweet potato baking in the oven for tomorrow’s lunch, to feature alongside a … Continue reading

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Self-Possessed

I am dipping apricots into honey, contemplating the incredible sweetness of my life, courting sympathetic magic, adoring my place in all of this–a foothold. Here are my superpowers: I can look back at the most painful moments of my past and … Continue reading

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In Which Our Heroine Leans In

I am playing True Colors and drinking white sangria. The sunset is hot pink against an unrealistically pigmented blue sky. I zip on a hoodie that reads “OAKLAND: Putting Down Roots,” and step out onto my little porch to watch … Continue reading

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How to Cook for One: When it’s too damn hot to actually cook

Go to the grocery store. They have air conditioning in there. Leisurely make your way around and obtain the following items: -pre-cooked flatbread for pizza (I found a big yummy square one in the deli section; a soft Greek pita … Continue reading

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Wherein I question the wisdom of not becoming a farmer

I don’t know how to pick out mangoes. I have a theory about limes, know that cantaloupes are ready when they smell sweet, and generally can be convinced of a food’s desirability when its fragrance wafts out to me from … Continue reading

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Public Confession:

I opened my oven door this morning to put the biscuits in and discovered a flat charcoal briquette shaped exactly like toast. Whoops. I guess that explains what was burning the other night. I don’t know when I put that … Continue reading

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What happens when you make toast after 1 am

What happens when you make toast after 1am is you fuck up and leave the broiler on until eventually, like 20 minutes later, thick, dark, acrid smoke comes roiling out of the oven (wait am I smelling incense) (ugh no … Continue reading

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