Brunch

      I can’t explain quite why I enjoy baking so much. Most of my making (food, crafts, art) is an attempt to understand and connect with the world. The inner workings of a croissant may not reveal the true nature of the universe, […]

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New Year New Baking

The beginning of the year nearly always has me eager to open cookbooks to find new recipes, dig up forgotten favorites, and reconnect with the kitchen rhythms interrupted by a lack of motivation or too many meals and treats out of the ordinary during the […]

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In Between

These last days of the year always feel like a little bonus, a gentle cushion between the activities and excitement of Christmas and the planning, dreaming, back to business, clean slate of January. Some days may be just as busy as the preceding weeks but […]

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With Gratitude

                In this season that can be filled with abundance, connection, and joy, it is hard to forget the loss, fear, and despair that also fills the world. Though it is only a tiny tiny thing in the […]

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Keep Trying Again.

                  I just read Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.  I loved listening to her podcast, Magic Lessons, and found that each episode related to my own experiences and inspired me in my […]

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Knitting Season

                        Summer has lingered, but certainly not overstayed its welcome. The mornings are cool, though, the golden light in the late afternoon doesn’t last long, and some nights need extra blankets. It is nice […]

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Be In It

I did and didn’t mean to take so much time away from here. With ever growing lists of projects and ever dwindling amounts of time, I can rarely fit in everything I want to do. I’m sure you can relate. It’s constant back and forth, […]

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                      It has been almost two years since Amos became the primary focus of my time and energy and I am constantly scaling back my expectations of what I can accomplish aside from the time […]

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Capturing the Sea

    We walk to the beach almost every day. Some mornings the clock doesn’t yet read 6 am and Amos is already asking to go, but it is usually mid-morning before I start pushing the stroller down the driveway. This morning we arrived after […]

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We Make Messes

                    We make messes around here. Lots of them. Our messes often start in the kitchen where flour flies or gets mixed into clumps with water that spatters and sticks. Many of our messes turn into […]

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