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Category Archive for 'pie, tarts, cobblers & crisps'

Right now I’m up to my ears in duffels and magazines, charger cords and road snacks. We’re off to Chicagoland to visit my folks, so today, there is sadly no time to wax poetic about peaches or pie crusts or slices gone by. This disturbs me. I was all set to share several tasty things [...]

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Every August, the Kansas heat ceases to be punishing heat and becomes cruelly disciplined heat. That is our signal to escape. We flee by driving straight through an Iowa haze, further north by the hour, looking for a lake. When we finally stop in Duluth, Minnesota, we cross a bridge that skims the long blue [...]

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We’ve been home from Paris for over a month now. I finally stopped consuming whole baguettes and wearing as little makeup as possible, because one day I looked in my American mirror and decided my American face could use a little bronzer. So the kir-colored glasses are off – but what’s left, what I will [...]

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I always enjoyed the sight of peaches piled in bowls and paintings. But I never liked to eat them. I thought there was something wrong with me. Everyone else was in love with peaches. It’s possible I never got over the watery fruit cocktail in the school cafeteria.

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I started with a plan to demonstrate making white chocolate curls. But Saturday afternoon, it was too hot outside and too cold inside. I attacked the half-frozen, half-melting stuff for a while and then, disgusted, shoved the chocolate aside and reached for some limeade. I opened the fridge and poked around the shelves, looking for…whatever [...]

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