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Toward the end of a community board meeting, a woman was invited to the podium to describe her recent trip to Japan. She’d gone on a cultural exchange, and though the board members were slouched and glancing at watches, she began: “It was beautiful.” Slouched in my own chair I thought, yes, beautiful. Now on [...]

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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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Hello, readers! Still on the special-projects work break, which, between you and me and the blogosphere, is starting to get a bit muddled. Perhaps I’m lacking inspiration, or maybe I’m just missing the sound of your friendly ears. Anyway – just a few more repeats and I’ll back simmering, more stewing than ever. As always, [...]

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My dear pal Rechelle, better known in her rockstar world as The Country Doctor’s Wife, recently turned 40, and threw a bitchin’ girls-just-wanna-have-fun 80′s party to prove it.   Right around the same time, I was browsing my blog’s list of Google search terms – the mysterious thoughts that lead people to Simmer, gems like “can [...]

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Why not? After all, I walked up a very steep hill today. I’ll climb the Matterhorn tomorrow if it means more muffins. They are just muffins – mini-muffins, little two-biters, at that – but they are two eye-opening bites of very good chocolate. Even as an adult, chocolate in the morning always seems like a [...]

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