morning buns

perfect simple cinnamon buns

If you’ve been around here for a while, you may be familiar with the white whale that Christmas morning cinnamon buns have been for me. The texture, the timing, the ease! I think I’ve imagined that if I could just find it, then I’d be able to stop chasing after the holiday. Small thing, I…

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Rosie xmas 2

This weekend, Rosie and I hopped on the train to Brooklyn for an interview with Cathy Erway of Eat Your Words on Heritage Radio. I’ve been wanting to meet Cathy for years and it was so great to finally get the chance, and we got to eat pizza at Roberta’s, too. Cathy and I talked about homemade…

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an answer for emily

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When I was setting off for book travels in October, I asked for any questions you might be bringing to events so I could think about them before we met. Emily, who was planning on coming to my event at Powell’s in Portland, responded with a question. She was a few hours away, and rain…

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eyes closed, ears open

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One of my favorite Thanksgiving movies is a little indie called The Myth of Fingerprints. It came out the year I was living here in my home town between various tries at college. I had a studio apartment on Main Street, and I spent every morning working at a coffee shop and every night in a Japanese restaurant. I…

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jess’s kale and pomegranate salad

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I’ve been thinking a lot about Patience Gray lately, and her book Honey From a Weed. I talked about her with Joe Yonan a bit on this week’s episode of The Splendid Table, and every time someone asks me about who I’m reading, her name keeps coming up. I think it’s because I see her writing about…

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