Yearly Archives: 2010

Holiday Traditions. Old & New.

We cherish the old ones so close to our hearts, and the new ones take us by surprise.  Thinking about them, experiencing them, and then remembering them are part of what makes them special. How do these holiday traditions start? How are they nurtured? How do they live on? This holiday season, we carried on...

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Spiced Brownie Crisps

These rich and crispy cookies are a great alternative (or a great replacement in Juan’s eyes) to the traditional Christmas sugar cookie.  And they are even better in forest friend shapes. But we wanted even more of a twist.  So we sprinkled cayenne pepper and sea salt on the chocolate thins before popping them in...

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Blushing Pear

On the day before Thanksgiving, the first snowflakes of the season were falling slowly as a baking experiment took place in my kitchen. I’d love to say I came up with the name blushing pear, but I found it while searching for a pear and cranberry recipe, and I was immediately hooked. The fruit pairing...

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Fried Clams and Fall Leaves

Thank you all for your creative suggestions for our Thanksgiving pie! We will have to keep you in suspense about which one we chose. In the mean time, while you are eating lots of turkey and pie, here is a little story to tide you over… The fresh lobster signs tempted us at every little...

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Thanksgiving Pie

Thanksgiving is now less than a week away, and I still don’t know what kind of pie to make for our big feast!  With over thirty people coming to the farm, we need A LOT of pies.  We already have some of the family classics covered–pumpkin pie, apple, butterscotch, and apple blueberry.  What is your...

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Balloons!!!

So lets make balloons!! That’s how we felt with Kyle and Moe after our installation project took a sudden twist. It turns out that suggesting a floating installation is the quickest way to get your professors excited about something that in physics seems somewhat impossible. Not only was our installation...

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Our Kitchen Table

These three collages were an exploration of the meaning of the kitchen table and the environment surrounding a meal.  I started these one night at the kitchen table and then finished them the next morning outside on the patio, wind blowing my little magazine scraps all over the floor.  It was intended to inspire a...

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