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Another late August, another juicy Summer Fest finale. For last year’s Tomato Week – which, I recall, also featured sweltering heat and flagging ambition – I cranked up the oven and rolled dough spirals and generally made things as hard as possible. Did I learn my lesson? You be the judge. Better yet, let’s have [...]

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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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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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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. We’re headed to Chicago tomorrow for spring break, and there’s nothing like a road trip to change [...]

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