Category Archives: seasonal

Bon Hiver 2012

Hoping everyone gets to say hello to the flakes this winter. First Snow, Northern Exposure Season 5

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Chocolate – Peppermint Checkerboards

Here’s a project with some extra math, just because we know all kids love math. Obviously all recipes call for a little math: addition, proportions, fractions. But this one adds some geometry. This is a basic icebox sugar cookie, but … Continue reading

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Hope’s Busy Holiday Baking Season … so far

Big Sister has been flexing her whisking and stirring muscles. Take a peek here.

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Autumnal Equinox

A long day behind the wheel … … taking in Colorado’s changing colors … … gives a girl quite the appetite.

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More Light

Goethe’s final words: “More light.” Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that’s been our unifying cry: “More light.” Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlight. Neon. Incandescent. Lights that banish the darkness from our caves, to illuminate our roads, the insides … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake: if you can use a can opener …

It’s easy. It feeds an army. Freezes well for week-long snacking. And you can mix up the directions and it still works. Thanks to the forgiving quality of pumpkin. Seriously, has anyone ever screwed up a pumpkin dessert? Well, there … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

I may have died and gone to heaven … Rocky Ford Melons, 77¢ each. Is this a great country or what?

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