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Yes indeed, those are they! Though since I first posted them, I have taken to pushing them to the very edge of done, waiting until they are bubbling and golden (even amber) through and through. Just this side of overdone = the crispest, most caramelized, most addictive (!) oat bars. IMHO :) xx, M
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Thanks, Isabelle :) I do hope your Saturday was filled with gorgeous smells, inside and out. xx, Molly
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A bursting orange tree, wow. That sounds absolutely luxurious. I didnt buy the boiled orange thing at all, but having made these many, many times now, Im sold. I wonder if theres pectin in the oranges that helps the whole thing work? Beats me. It just does, and I love that about these. xx, M
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Amber, So glad you enjoy it like I do! Yes to corn in salads! I also love it over sliced tomatoes, zipped up with some fresh marjoram, feta, basic oil+vinegar. So, so good! For next summer... Thanks for the note :) xx, M
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Aw, thanks, Katy! Best, Molly
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I was searching through the old blog for a little something, earlier this week, and stopped mid-scroll with the giggle-fits. Seriously. Non-stop fruits and veg, without fail, for four months? I am so sorry. And don't believe it. I'm not sure how it came to pass that my last fifteen posts all involved salad. Okay, I do. We're winding down summer. Eating anything but seems a shame, when the cooking is easy, the bounty egregious, and all manner of produce, dirt-cheap. Also, I love the stuff. But an accurate reflection of our diet, our days? Pfft. Not even. I'm a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at remedial eating
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Well Margaret, of COURSE you would know of The Lighthouse books! I should simply make a habit of asking after your favorite books, at every age and stage :) To wit: I knew not a thing about Violet Mackerel, either! No more. The first is on order, and I cannot wait. As to the granola, I will get my act together just as soon as I can. Im afraid I threw the first batch together totally willy-nilly, a bit of this, a bit of that, and am now so smitten, I must go back and do it again, this time with pen and paper (and, alas and alack, measuring things!) in hand. It may not be right away, but I shant forget! In the meantime, FLYING PEG DOLLS!!!! So excited!! I would lovelovelove to be part of the tour, if youre looking for candidates... We are huge fans of your first book, around here. Add in spinning and moving? We will be beside ourselves. xx, Molly
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Oooh, Ill have to look into these! Thanks, Julie. I am smitten by Bradburys writing--sharp, clever, potent--even if Im totally spooked! And thanks so much for the kind words. Happy October to you! Molly
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Wow! So many of these are new to me! And I thought we had pretty much EVERYthing! Thanks, Ellen, for this teaser! I can see we have a conversation ahead of us :) xx, M
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Ardys, I am waving your way! Have a wonderful stay, while you're in the area. We are having a lovely Fall -- you couldn't pick a better time. And from what I hear? Kentucky offered better tax perks than Ohio, and voila! Cincinnati airport wound up over the border :) xx, Molly
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Nib's! I do NOT know The Voices of Sleeping Birds! I must, clearly, get to know it, as I've yet to find a Rylant I don't love. Do you, conversely, know her gem, "Let's Go Home"? It is like a warm blanket, fuzzy slippers, and hot soup, rolled into one. Best to you, xx, Molly
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Cocoa granola request: noted! Now, I need to go back and take notes. Because I sort of threw it together, ad hoc. With "sort of" here meaning completely willy-nilly. But man, is it worth replicating! Best to you, Robyn! Molly
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Yes! An October book it surely is. That opening passage about October, and boys, and the particular nature of months... brilliant. I have made a note: Dandelion Wine, come Spring! I knew you would know. Thanks for sharing :) As to apples: we are devoted to Branstool. They are in Utica, a tidy 1 hour drive. We've picked peaches (!!!) there, twice, though not this year, as the late freezes froze every last blossom. (Save one. Not one tree: one blossom.) And their apples are fantastic, along with the whole experience. Not the "drive through" experience you're accustomed to :) You park in the (small) lot, and walk to the trees, red wagon in hand. Great apples, always. And there's a wonderful, small farmstand attached, with pumpkins GALORE, fresh seasonal veg, cider, candy, jams, the usual. We LOVE it. (And if that's not enough, Velvet Ice Cream Company is a ten minute drive away -- ice cream, lunch, kitschy country activities ad infinitum.) xx, M
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Ooof. Tough question. So, Ive not read Patchett before (thought I had, but turns out, I hadnt), so dont know how State compares to her other works. I enjoyed it, yes, in the sense that I had to finish it, and kept thinking on it, and likely will for some time to come. That said, it didnt captivate me. My mark of a favorite book is always the number of dog-eared pages and underlined passages (because I believe books are for using, and that I want to own and remember the good bits). My copy of State has few such scars. Maybe this is only to say it is more plot- and character-driven than a dance of language? I tend to like folk songs, as well; more about words, less about thumping rhythm. Did that help at all? Im not sure that helped. But now, tell me: Flannery OConnor? Ive never read any! Must I? Which one(s)? Dish! Best to you, xx, Molly
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Time is so squishy. It just up and disappears on a person, without warning. Here we are, Tuesday Wednesday again, despite all evidence (and my to-do list) to the contrary. This week is one of those well-padded ones, full to bursting, plus leftovers. So let's dispatch with some good things, in no particular order, and get on with it, yes? :: Cynthia Rylant writes chapter books!!!! Pulling links for last week's Henry and Mudge mention, I stumbled on this and this. Zoë has since vetted (and devoured) book one in both series; we're now not-so-patiently awaiting next installments of each.... Continue reading
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90 and gaming on! Love it!!! Now I must ask you (since Ive not had time yet to think about list-making), what games are said 90-year-olds favorites? Because THOSE are keepers!!! Best to you, Ellen, Molly
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Hi Jen! Thanks so much for your kind words! The LFP Co-op is a gem, near and dear to our hearts, even as we are now far away. We speak of it, fondly and often. So glad you took a moment to say hello. xo, Molly
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A list of games! What a great idea. It would be long... But so fun. Filing that away. For now, the game in question is a great new release called Qwixx. A fun, fast dice game with some strategy, some math, some chance, lots of surprises. Highly recommended. Best to you, Ellen :) xo, M
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Maybe, Isabelle, tis the season. I find Fall brings on a flurry of mad cleaning, me rooting around, assembling stacks and bags to send along. Clearing the air for winter, I suppose. And yes, the sentiments run strong. It was a long, hard, wrenching day. But the best sort of tired, at the end of it. Well done, you! xo, M
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Glad, indeed. Fate is a funny thing, but this is such a win-win. Now, if we could just hang onto a bit of those Hawkins.... (From afar, rest assured. You cant get rid of us that easily :) xo, M
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Yeah! Glad you enjoyed it, Ardys! I think you and I are on the same salad wavelength. And yes, I absolutely believe there IS such a thing :) Best to you, Molly
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Oh yeah! So glad you liked the carrots. I cant explain them; just love em :) Thanks for letting me know! M
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And thus, I am shipping you a box, tomorrow, with two new books. We cant have dusty shelves, now can we...
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Thank you, Ksenia, for the kind words. And I hope you enjoy the quinoa, whichever way you serve it, as much as I do! xo, M
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Fun, isnt it, to see which interests change... and which just evolve? I love that about books. Theyre like little bookmarks in a life. Happy fall to you, Charlotte! M
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