Sugar Candies


It’s less than a week until Halloween, and I have no idea where the month of October went. Although here in central New York we have already had snow, the leaves are still colorful on the trees—I think this is the latest it’s happened in the five autumns that I’ve lived here. I’m trying to […]

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Pumpkin Pie Spices

pumpkin pie

So here in central New York, autumn is slow to come (seems like pumpkin pie ice pops are still a good option…). I love it though, and so even though it’s still warm and green here, I’ve been getting excited about fall flavors (all the different kinds of squash! apples! pumpkin pie spices!). Pumpkin pie […]

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Ice Pops

ice pops

It’s Labor Day weekend, and the eastern side of the country has been quite hot lately. Unseasonably hot for September. It makes me want ice pops (by the way, Popsicles are a brand name!). When I was young, my friends and I thought that making our own ice pops was just about the greatest thing—we […]

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Keeping greens…green

spinach illustration

I’m a vegetarian, and while you may assume, therefore, that I eat a lot of salads, that’s not actually the case. I do eat lots of cooked greens, though, and lots of other vegetables, of course. Unfortunately, they often end up turning a muddy green color, which makes them look much less appetizing (though I […]

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I have loved garlic since I was little. In fact, when I was probably about six, I remember grabbing half of a garlic clove one day, and just shoving it in my mouth. I regretted that decision almost immediately because, not only did I end up with monster garlic breath, but it burned my mouth, […]

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So many macaron flavors!

When visiting Paris this spring, I fell in love with macarons, the tiny almond meringue cookies with buttercream filling that should not be confused with coconut macaroons. Unfortunately, I’m in grad school in a small town in central New York, with only one bakery in town that makes them, so they’re definitely an indulgence. But […]

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