Melon Arugula Salad with Pecans

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Sometimes you just need some bright and beautiful. It’s august. Where has the time gone? I find myself clinging to summer like it’s that last day of vacation and the sun is falling down on the horizon but if you stand there and stare at it, maybe it’ll last just one moment longer. Don’t come…

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Roasted Mediterranean Cauliflower

Well let’s get on with it, shall we darling? (read this for a vague post about why i’ve been away) I can’t imagine a dish better suited to be my comeback kid than this one. I’ve been pretty veggie-loving recently. I find them so flavorful – those colorful roasted carrots or grilled zucchini – cauliflower…

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wine talk: a note on why i’ve been away

hi guys. I’ve been sitting here, trying to figure out what to say. I’ve been away for the last couple of months, I know. My heart just hasn’t been here – it hasn’t been in a place where I feel like I’ve been a good enough me, the best me. The sassy me that started this little place….

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cheersing to..

A little girl explaining what she doesn’t understand about Easter. The beautiful moment a grandpa sees color for the first time. These reunions always gut me but I’ve always thought that one of the most beautiful things you can witness, that you can experience, is the end of missing someone. I only hope that if…

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Bunny Butt Cupcakes

The faces seemed too difficult, so bunnies got butts. Or well, technically tails. Basically, bunnies got back. How is it already easter? I swear it was just March 1st. And this is the time of year that usually drags on, especially as Chicago has a historically slow uptick on the whole spring thing and summer…

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French 75

I present to you, a present. Or, er, well, it’s a potential present. Or a present you can give someone as a present. Which is really a present in and of itself isn’t it? I think so too. I’m at an age where getting presents for people isn’t as easy as it used to be….

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Cheersing to…

1. international women’s day. to all you strong, fierce, warriors. 2. to the women who are brave and sharing their stories about things like this one about postpartum depression. 3. this dog. he brings a whole new meaning to how far people will go for love, for a home. 4. badass female chefs who prevail…

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