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Reposting an undergrad piece from 2007 on this quiet Easter morning. How the patterns of our lives do tend to come around and come around again. Linksmų Velykų dieną, y’all. It is Saturday night. Outside, it’s snowing; in the kitchen, bread is rising. Twice rising. Brioche and boule, for sunrise…

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Review Shorts: All the Booze

I worry a little that when I post on Facebook about drinking, my friends fret envisioning me sloshed and sad alone in my apartment. That’s not happening, really. What it is is this: John taught me about Spanish wine and British beer and mid-century cocktails, and he was a serious Scotch man, and a good cocktail after work and nice glassware to put it in was something we both really embraced and celebrated about being Fucking Adults Now, Seriously. One of the things we were really looking forward to about moving to Denver was hosting awesome cocktail parties, and we never got there together, but I plan to get there on my own.

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Pisto Manchego

I’m not sure how I’ve never managed to post this recipe on this blog, but there it is. I think I may have posted it on Livejournal, lo these many years ago. It’s one of the first Continental Spanish dishes I learned to cook for John, and an enduring favorite;…

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Because Denver.

Housekeeping: a new tag, “because Denver,” which may be pretty self-explanatory to my friends who live here, but may not be so to readers from elsewhere. This city makes me shake my head and laugh every single day, and it’s a pure pleasure to me to capture it in all its…

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Food is love

And, so, food is self-care. The first few days, I did not understand why my friends kept calling me up and Facebook messaging me to ask if I was eating. John was an esophageal cancer survivor; the cancer and the surgery had damaged both his metabolism and the physical architecture…

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