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Yes to coconut milk + curry as a cure-all! And double-yes to butternut + bok. Truths, all. We are on the mend, thanks so much, Julie! xx, M
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Less tightly scripted -- oh, I love that. Yes. Exactly. Thanks, Emma. xx, M
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Yes! Potatoes are wonderful here. I often use sweet potatoes in the fall and winter months. xx, M
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Aw shucks, Grace, thank you for your kind words! In response to your question, yes, precisely, it is a depth of field thing. I shoot with an ancient (13 year old) Nikon D50, with a single fixed nifty fifty lens. Fixed, meaning there is no zoom. But the depth of field zips right down to 1.4, which I adore. It is easy, I am told, to overdo depth of field. Nevertheless, it is how I see the world, all detail, all tiny sharp minutiae. So, overdo it I do, every time. :) xx, M
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Thanks so much, Beck, and yes, bits and bobs here and there. A good way to make use of all that staring straight into space/blank walls. Do it long enough, and orderly arrangements eventually suggest themselves :) xx, M
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I like this idea of proactively courting surprise, rather than calling it procrastination. Brilliant re-branding, Ardys :) And thank you, yes, patience, patience. My word of the minute/month/year. All my best, M
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I am nothing if not stubborn. Except maybe slow to change :) Clearly, youre a wiser soul than I, Mliss! xx, Molly
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Even in snippets, it is so good, isnt it? I love it, also.
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Radishes. I was going to write about radishes. I may still. Not today, though. I was also going to build shelves in the hall closet. The coat closet—probably, properly—but, we never use it for coats. We could use a place for games, though. And circuitry kits. And crafts and toys, and odds and ends, and so: re-purposing. Project. Shelves. I bought boards, mid-April. I brought them in, Monday. And by in, I mean finally out of my trunk and heaped high behind the closet door. Which I guess, technically, constitutes "shelves in the closet". But drills, screws, and seven hours... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at remedial eating
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Hi JZ, Bucking tradition, I always use salted butter in baking, primarily because I find grocery stores go through salted butter at such a much faster pace than unsalted, the former is always fresher. And fresh butter makes all the difference. I also appreciate the hint of extra salt, as I find salt a fantastic foil for sugar. That said, feel free to use whichever you prefer. The differential in salt levels is negligible. Enjoy! Molly Sent from my iPhone
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Ooooh, Charlotte, your roulade sounds fantastic! Any links or pointers, so that we might investigate, as well? And yes, I am not a Guinness sort by any stretch, save here. I buy six packs, just for this cake :) All my best to you, Molly
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Camilla, Thanks ever so much for your kind words! Tulips are as fine a harbinger of Spring as comes. Enjoy your Spring, and any cakes it may include! xx, Molly
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Let's begin by thanking Nigella Lawson for this excellent, overdue phrase, shall we? I mean, we quantify so very many things: height, time, temps, votes, mph, rpm, hits, likes, eyeballs. It's more than high time we size up "the basic unit of celebration". Lawson is also to credit/blame for the estimable chocolate cake, to follow. But, more on that shortly. I am so smitten with this notion of celebration, meted and measured. Of calibrating celebration, isolating its essential atoms, of identifying celebration's most granular elements. The bits and bytes of joy, I guess. We tend, by which of course I... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at remedial eating
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Mliss, Ive never heard of an egg salad melt, but this sounds MARVELOUS! I intend to try it a.s.a.p. Thanks so much for the share! Molly
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Emanuelle, Your olive oil and salted herbs rendition sounds absolutely wonderful! Making a mental note... thank you for sharing! xx, Molly
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Ahhh, thank you Sera, you are too kind :) Hope you enjoy(ed) the salad, and that spring is springing in your lovely corner of the world! xx, Molly
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Oh, dear, no, I dont think I could do olives in egg salad, either (though I love both). We stayed at the Rosellen Suites -- see my reply below for a bit more detail. A bit more quaint than the online pictures indicate, but the location, for us anyway, was unbeatable! Enjoy Vancouver!! Were already plotting a return trip :) xx, Molly
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What an amazing beaver story, Charlotte! And yes to the beaver packing a suitcase! As to the hotel, it is one Rosellen Suites. A converted apartment building, Im quite sure, as it is surrounded by apartment buildings on all sides. Felt a bit of an odd duck, but its proximity to both Denman and Lost Lagoon made it absolutely perfect for us. xx, M
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Ahhh, so glad you both made it to Stanley Park as well, Allyson! Its a gem. And so good to hear your voice :) Sending all our best wishes your way! xx, M
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We traveled to Vancouver, B.C., last week, which was for us our Spring Break. It was a short trip, two nights, about as many days, more snack than meal, if vacations were food. Because, as one of mine said, "We just MOVED ACROSS THE COUNTRY. Why are we already leaving again?" (I might not have raised the most enthusiastic travelers. Also, he has a huge point.) So we went, with few plans and zero itinerary, and followed our whims for 48 hours. Which is to say, we ate, and walked, and napped, and ate, and read and rested and ate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at remedial eating
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Good catch! One Tablespoon of turmeric, now reflected in the recipe. Thanks so much, Jane!
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Somehow, it is Spring. This makes so little sense. When the witch hazel went all gold and good-smelly, near the end of January, I stared. Then made excuses. "Witch hazel. You know how she is. Over-achiever. Eager to please. Don't encourage her." When the heather lit up, before the Christmas lights came down, I remembered I didn't remember when it came on. That heather's not really an Ohio thing. That I must've forgotten where it was in the program. When the daffodils shot up in that long-limbed, gangly-leaved, green-teenage way that they do, I consoled myself with soothing words about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at remedial eating
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Hi right back, to one who knows Huge Things! I hope you and your freshly-minted foursome have likewise been settling into your new normal, finding glimmers of routine and hints of a bigger wonder. So excited for the journey ahead! Thanks so much for taking precious time to say hello. I so look forward to being back in this space. xx, M
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Thank you, Lisa! So good to be back. We are all well, indeed, settling, slowly, slowly... xx, M
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Happy new home, Heidi! I think all moves are big moves. And congratulations on the cookie extravaganza -- ours was the most minimal it has been in 20 years (3 varieties!), but that they happened at all is a minor miracle. Enjoy building your new home. xx, M
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