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La Grande Orange cocktail recipe

Our mint patch is taking over the backyard, horror-movie style. It’s kind of scary how fast that stuff grows, but I let it stay because I really love having fresh mint on a whim. Especially for cocktails. Especially for this cocktail: … Continue reading

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Roasted grapes, your new favorite thing

Here’s a little something that’ll change your life: Roasted grapes. If it doesn’t change your life, it will at the least change your cheese plates. After a half-hour or so in the oven, grapes become an entirely new, delightful, fancy … Continue reading

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Starting seeds indoors for the garden

Thank you, big, fat snowflakes falling on March 13, for reminding me that winter is never leaving. You were pretty in December, and now you are hideous. Meanwhile, I am trying to force spring by starting seeds — indoors — … Continue reading

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A peek at After40

I’m 31, but I write and style for a magazine called After40 — it’s a women’s magazine in Indianapolis. Our March/April issue is out, and you can flip through the whole thing right here. The name After40 isn’t great, but … Continue reading

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Monday bites

In which I reveal my spirit pasta and the other tasty things I’ve had in the past week: Best thing I made: Stir-fried Cabbage (recipe via Food52) I saw this recipe mentioned in a tweet one day last week, and … Continue reading

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Venn diagram: Me and James Beard

Just when I think I’ve eaten at a lot of great restaurants all over the place, the James Beard award semifinalist list comes out, as it did today — a robust list that makes me feel like I haven’t been … Continue reading

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On becoming a Master Gardener

Someday, when I’m retired and have nothing to do, I’ll wonder why I was in such a rush to become a Master Gardener at 31 years old. But here I am, enrolled! One class under my belt! I enlisted my … Continue reading

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