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Bon Hiver 2012

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

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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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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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Little Drummer Boy

The Bing Crosby / David Bowie version has been my favorite since the beginning of time … but this one ain’t too shabby.

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First Snow

Gorgeous blanket on the ground. A heavy wet snow that doesn’t look quite real, like a Hollywood recreation of snow — too perfectly uniform and smooth. If you haven’t had your first taste of the flakes yet, here’s to hoping … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Inside

Molly asked me to slide a pizza or two under the blanket once a day for the next month or so, and she’ll come back out when flu and cold season is over. Unless she sees her shadow …

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Orange + Fennel + Watercress Salad mit Citrus Vinaigrette

This to me seems more like a summer salad, except that oranges are best in the winter months. Summer, winter, whatever … it’s a good change of pace for this time of the year. Ingredients 2 large oranges 3 Tbs … Continue reading

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The Coffee Cache Fruity Gobbler

My favorite T-day leftover sammich. Perfect for watching Rivalry Weekend college football games. Adapted from Kerlin’s Coffee Cache’s lunch menu, circa 1997. BreadCream cheeseCranberry chutneySunflower seedsLeft-over turkey, roughly choppedGreens of any sortOptional: a wee bit of stuffing Safe travels and … Continue reading

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Winter Potato Salad that’s great in the summer

Roasted veggies sound like a winter dish, and some folks are adverse to running the oven any longer than they have to in the summer. But the addition of green beans to this anti-mayo potato salad, along with the bright … Continue reading

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Chicken Noodle Soup with Cheddar Scones …

… that’s really more of a stew than a soup. Actually, it’s more of a casserole, except that it’s not baked, in that it could almost be eaten with a fork. In fact, in the original recipe, it called for … Continue reading

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