Category Archives: Food

cinnamon tea

This well-worn plastic bag has been around for quite a while. It’s moved with me four times (from Texas to Ohio and back), carefully transported from apartment to house in spite of its sporadic use. In fact, the contents have … Continue reading

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happy halloween!

I got in the halloween spirit last week and baked a few batches of appropriately-colored treats. I repeated the pumpkin pie macarons of last year, and also tried out black sesame and chai tea versions of my favorite cookie. They … Continue reading

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Fresh sumac was part of my CSA share two weeks in a row. These little red drupes are tart and tangy, and a typical American preparation is sumac lemonade, which involves soaking the fruits in cold water and sweetening it … Continue reading

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homemade ginger ale

I’m not ginger’s biggest fan. I like a chewy, rice-paper-covered candy or a cup of ginger tea every now and then, but when I make Indian food, I usually cut the ginger called for by half. I got a big … Continue reading

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pickled beets

My history with beets has been fairly limited until recently. In my youth, I caught a whiff of some canned, cubed beets and decided I did not like them. Years later, in my early twenties, I had a turkey sandwich … Continue reading

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around the house

        Lately I’ve been a bit busy with some non-blog-worthy projects, but I should be finished soon and back in the swing of things. Here’s a little of what I’ve been up to: Because I can’t seem … Continue reading

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wedding presents

A couple months ago, my little sister got married. Although my sisters are just six and eight years younger than me, I’ve always felt a sort of parental responsibility for them. I approached Savannah’s wedding as I do all their … Continue reading

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vegan chili

Although this is a blog about things I’ve made, most of what I spend time making isn’t featured here at all. I do post about the occasional baked good, but I don’t really document my everyday cooking (and I have … Continue reading

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fruits of the orange tree

We came back from our Thanksgiving trip to Houston with full bellies, bags of leftovers, and a box of oranges. Nick’s aunt has an orange tree in her backyard, and when we went to visit, its branches were heavy with hundreds … Continue reading

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chocolate rose cake

This cake was for my mom-in-law’s birthday. We knew we wouldn’t be in town the day of, so we carted it the five hours from our house when we visited for Thanksgiving. It turns out five hours is exactly how … Continue reading

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