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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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I’m out of town, and lucky to bring you a guest post from wonderful writer Paige Orloff, food editor of The Sister Project. When Paige isn’t writing, cooking, or thinking about cooking, this city-turned-country girl cares for family, friends, horses and fowl.  I asked Paige to share a food memory, and did she ever; clearly, [...]

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Moments after finishing my first pot of caramel sauce – first melted sugar, first caramel anything – I pulled up an apron corner, wrapped the burning handle and carried it down twenty-seven steps, past an audience of snickering older students, past my teachers, not breathing until the pot finally reached the hands of a famous [...]

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Moon June Spoon: Summer Sweets

Somewhere between the food world and today’s would-be plans, I sold a lot of greeting cards.  Yes.  Greeting cards. When a writer friend suggested I’d “enjoy short form” – code for attention span? – I quickly studied the racks, and eventually sold to major companies.  I wrote funny cards, pun cards, happy cards, sad cards, [...]

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At the coffee shop the other day, Greg was looking for a slice of banana bread, like he always does. I glanced through the tiered pastry baskets – on top, pumpkin bread, zucchini bread. Bottom, sugar cookies. “No banana.” I checked one more basket, and held something up. “Banana muffin?” Greg took the muffin. Locally [...]

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