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When my friend Sara from Culinerapy visited Concord, Mass. last year, she made a reader’s pilgrimage to Orchard House, the historic home of Louisa May Alcott. Since Sara and I (and half the women we know) share an abiding love for Alcott’s 1868 novel Little Women, she sent me a thoughtful souvenir: the author’s recipe [...]

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Have you seen the movie Waitress? It came out in 2007, but I never forget a movie in which pie takes a starring role.  Keri Russell plays Jenna, a small-town diner waitress with a problem – she’s pregnant. And unhappy. She doesn’t love the baby’s father – her husband Earl – but does love her [...]

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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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Strawberry Girl

Josie turned 14 last week. A teenager. Of course she was a teen last year, being 13 and all, and possibly even before that at 12, which I recall as spiked with previews. Still – if 13 has training wheels, then 14 speeds away. You can let it run you over, and you can also [...]

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Oh sure, you’re thinking, sure. Radio silence for a week, and then just ten words? Well, yes. But they are a juicy ten. You may recall that we just came down from Lake Superior country, and up there, everywhere, blueberries. Wild blueberries from green brush, tumbling down from Canada, blueberries not from the store, little [...]

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