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Hannah, Thanks so much for that story! Using the orange syrup was GENIUS! I may have to make a batch of peel, just to give it a go. All my best to you, and your newly minted Kindergartener. xo, M
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And once again, for the umpteenth time, I am delighted and inspired by all the ways in which you make a project a true family effort, with a real job for each and every helper, no matter the age or stage. Brilliant. xo, M
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Aw, thanks, Alessandra :) Ive not given up on those tomatoes yet, btw! This weeks heat wave MAY just do it... xo, M
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oh, they're comletely lovely! their depth, especially, just seems to beg for a plop-down, preferably with a glass of iced tea and a good book (or three). and the question of color, SPECIFICALLY which BLUE, is NO LAUGHING MATTER! :) I'm so with you there :) Onward and upward! xo, M
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Well, gosh, Shanda, thank you! Im honored. Happy August to you! Molly
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Ah, thanks for the vote of confidence, Margit! Ive not yet been to Toledo, but look forward to visiting. There are so MANY corners to Ohio, and even after five years, I feel we are still just discovering them. Best to you, Molly
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Meredith, So glad you enjoyed it! The downsizing seems just the thing, and one of crisps many talents -- so scalable. And there is no shame at all in cinnamon + ginger; all good! Best, Molly
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And so naturally, I had to immediately look up Light Years, which Id not yet heard of. On hold. Looking forward. Have I ever mentioned I printed, filed, and frequently refer back to the fantastic reading list you put together, a few years back? Love it, and all the other book links. Best to you and your crew, Amanda, xo, M
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Ardys! I have never had a fried green tomato! And if things continue at this rate, we will have thirty pounds of green beauties, and nothing to do with them! I would so love to know what your mother did (and what you do) to make them such a treat! xo, M
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Hey, thanks Amber :) xo, M
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Ooooh! We have a copy of Faraway Tree, but havent read it yet! She is just magical. Im so looking forward to reading more of her works -- and lucky for us, boy, was she prolific! The middle book was Lemony Snickets Who Could That Be at This Hour? It was interesting, unusual, diverting. Our first experience with Mr. Snicket. Also: I think we need to go apple picking this weekend to get a bit of that fall! xo, Molly
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No to the doing. Yes to the thinking!! I do believe that is half the fun, isn't it? The dreaming and scheming? The perusing patterns and fibers? This bit of woolly fantasizing in August is, I think, the necessary counterpart to browsing seed catalogs in deepest February :) Enjoy these first (pre-)steps :) xo, Molly
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Oh dear, not another strike! My fingers are crossed. A longer summer is one thing, but a roller-coaster back-to-school season is quite another! Enjoy your last few weeks, Charlotte! xo, Molly
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Aw, shucks. Thanks, Nibs :) xo, M
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I used to warm up to early mornings, over weeks. Ive abandoned that. Its cold turkey for me. Id rather enjoy the lounging about bit of summer just as long as we can, then hit it hard. Its a little like jumping into a cold pool, though. Tomorrow we set the alarms for 6:30. Wish us luck :) Enjoy those salads, and these last weeks of summer! xo, M
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Hi Grace! Hmmm... Ive not had this experience. However, here is what I would do: taste each item as you put it in, before it is dressed and mixed and mingled. This should help you isolate the suspect. Then, if its better, you can leave it out, if its unredeemable, or add a pinch of sugar, if appropriate. I strongly suspect the cucumber, as they are common culprits, on the bitter front. Especially as the season progresses. Peeling can help, as can seeding. But some cucumbers (usually the overgrown ones; I speak from experience :) are beyond help. That said, peanuts are always a possibility. Again, tasting a few before adding them should tip you off. All nuts are prone to rancidity, given their high oil content, and I have found peanuts among the quickest offenders. I always taste a few, to get a representative sample. If any are off, or even if they are not all truly sweet, as they should be, I toss them. It pains me to waste the food, but worse still is wasting the entire dish by adding off nuts. Let me know if that helps, and good luck to you!! xo, M
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Zoë was honing her time-telling the other day, and frustration was fast approaching. She was working on one of those dry erase mats with a blank clock face you can fill in at will. She'd carefully drawn the hour and minute hands, and was working out what exactly they meant. I watched as she looked, up and down, up and down, up to the clock on the wall, down to her marked-up mat. Eyebrows scrunched. Knuckles went white. Lips did that determined don't-tell-me thing they do. Finally, she blurted, "It just doesn't make sense. It won't work!" I stepped in... Continue reading
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Hey, and it doesnt even require a kitchen!! (Okay, maybe the coconut toasting. But if you buy the pre-toasted flakes...) Happy remodeling :) xo, M
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Kelly, Thank you. And its funny, after setting it aside for a spell to whizz through a few other books, Ive just returned to The Third Plate, myself. Barber writes beautifully, and thinks with great depth and acuity and freshness, I find. So glad youre enjoying it, as well. Best, Molly
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Hi Barb, Thanks for the kind words :) As to the coconut, oof. There is something special about this wide chips, the way they carry the crunch and crisp. Several brands are available on Amazon (see Bobs, here, which I know and love, but there are other good options.) In terms of substitutes, I might try a regular unsweetened macaroon coconut (found in the baking aisle; a fine shred) first, and then, perhaps, even a sweetened traditional coconut, a la Angel Flake?? I would toast it well, and perhaps cut down on the quantities a bit, to keep it from veering to sweet. But the sweet/salty/nutty is part of the charm here, so it may just work! Would love to hear what you wind up trying :) Best, Molly
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Ardys! How did I not know you had your very own lovely space?? Ive just spent the last ten scanning, reading, devouring... SO pleased to be able to reciprocate a visit. I will certainly be on the lookout for your take on weeds :) Best to you from Ohio! M
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And when do we return, anyway?? Cant wait to hear tales of Prudence Island!!
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Indeed, Charlotte, I wouldnt mind a garden inundated with lavender at all! Incidentally, violets, which were always plants in Seattle, are here considered weeds -- not because no one likes them, but because they spread like made, unchecked. I still have the darndest time pulling any out, but have finally come around to the reality that perhaps I dont want an ENTIRE garden of violets. The odd tomatos nice, too :) Best to you! Molly
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Yes, Isabelle, there are so many better things to talk about, eh? Thank you for your sympathies; I extend them right back! And so glad I am in good company on the weed fondness :) Best, Molly
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Hope you enjoy, Margaret! Best to you, Molly
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