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I recently tossed this together as a brunch side to lox and bagels. Minted fruit is hardly a novel idea, but standing in the drowsy Sunday kitchen, still in pajamas and part cutting, part eating drippy fruit, I thought eh, it’s summer. The season begs for no thought and less effort, falling back on old [...]

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I will not miss summer, not frizzy hair and heat for one minute – but every leaf fell today, dragon-red streamers in a parade of pouring rain. It was lovely, and made me want to spin each leaf on its stem, examine all the lace veins and every dry serrated edge. Still, it took walking [...]

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A few years back I joined forces with a restaurant-owning friend – I was brought in to run the kitchen and whip the slacker staff – and lazy menu – into shape. Now, if you are a chef, baker, lottery winner or have ever held a spatula or even eyed a whisk, and are approached [...]

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Quick – what do you get when you mix gleaming tools, anesthetic, swelling, gauze, ice packs and codeine? That’s right. You get oral surgery. Today, poor Miss Josie had her third go-around in the big chair. Three times now they’ve tried to uncover a tooth that just wouldn’t budge; today, the doctor made that tooth [...]

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Here’s the thing: I don’t love Jell-O, and most of America does.  I’d bet that even foodie elite, people who’d never be caught with a two-tone wiggler, dig strawberry banana when no one’s looking – I believe it.  There are distinct groups of Jell-O lovers – 50′s kids who grew up with it, like my [...]

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