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Sweet Retreat … Apple Sharlotka

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Finding the Balance, Food! | 0 comments

Sweet Retreat … Apple Sharlotka

Food is always best when shared with a friend — eating it and making it.  A few months ago, I stumbled across what has become one of my favorite cooking sites, smitten kitchen. The creator of the site, Deb Perelman, resides in New York City. Even in the matter of a few minutes, it’s easy to see just how much she loves food. This is something we have in common. One of her recipes in particular has become a personal favorite, mostly because it’s fun to make with a friend. Apple Sharlotka. Sounds fancy, right? Maybe even difficult. It almost...

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Two Fall Favorites

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in CULTURE SAVVY, Food! | 1 comment

Two Fall Favorites

Patience is not one of my particular virtues. As evidence, I will cite my rather aggressive driving style, the way I get bossy and dictatorial with indecisive friends, the fact that I never make it to someone’s actual birthday before giving them their birthday present, my intolerance of chronic whiners, and the extreme distractedness I feel in the days leading up to a party or concert or other much-anticipated event. There are two zones of exception for my impatience, my classroom and my kitchen.  With my students, it’s easy for me to be...

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