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Super Soft White Chocolate Craisin Cookies

Approximate reading time:3 minutesI baked these and brought a dozen of them to the office this morning, where they were summarily demolished. I mean, not even crumbs left. My coworkers all declared I would have been victorious in the baking contest had I brought these in. Ah well, live and learn, right? I …

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Lentils and Potatoes with Curry

Approximate reading time:3 minutesFriday night I made a recipe from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food, which I received as a gift four or five years ago and liked so much that I bought his How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food. I don’t think …

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Double Helix Scarf

Approximate reading time:2 minutesYesterday I finally cast off the mythical DNA scarf (pattern by June Oshiro), to a loud humming of whatever song they play after they inaugurate the President. I started this piece in November, intending it to be a Christmas gift for Science Guy. That…clearly did not happen. Then I thought, well, …

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Irish Cream White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Approximate reading time:3 minutesIs it bad luck for my first post to be about a semi-failure? Oh well. I say “semi” failure because they turned out delicious, just a bit rough in the appearance department, and when it comes to baking contests, presentation is everything, no? The back story behind these is this: Last …

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Sseko Designs

Approximate reading time:4 minutesSseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand that employs college-bound women in Uganda to make sandals, ribbons, and jewelry out of locally sourced leather, beads, and textiles. They also partner with other companies in East Africa that make handbags, shoes, and other accessories. I have the privilege and honor of …