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Color Dinner

                       BLANCO … From yellow to red to green, pilgrimage to the clarities, the word peers out to whirls of blue.                          The drunk ring spins, the five senses spin around the centripetal amethyst....

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The Last of the Tomatoes

Cooking Architecture | Tomato Tart

Here in New England, we are now reaping the benefits of a summer that took her sweet old time to warm up. We’ve got pounds and pounds of tomatoes! When the tomatoes finally showed up in stores and our CSA share, they surprised me! Some look so picture perfect—bright, saturated colors, with shiny, smooth skins....

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A Paper Party

One year has come and gone since our wedding. It seems like just a little while ago we were getting things ready for the big day; working on the barn, making decorations, and running around to make sure everything would be just right for the celebration. It was an amazing wedding and an incredible first...

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Sweet Potato Pile

In our house, we tend to go in phases with our meals. Sometimes, it’s because of the season, like when we are surrounded by baskets and baskets of squash. Other times, it’s because we found a recipe that we just can’t get enough of. Often these phases get intrinsically linked in my mind to the feeling...

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Soundscape Dinner

The five senses—they are ever-present, enhancing our lives, and delighting our imagination. But we don’t always pay attention to what they are telling us.  In the discussion during the first Dinner in the Dark, my brother said “It’s surprising how your experience of something can be enhanced by losing a sense that you thought made...

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Tofu Quiche with Almond Meal Rosemary Crust

Last weekend, we invited friends over for a little housewarming party. On the invitation, I described the get-together as “drinks & snacks,” saving us from having to cook a full dinner for twenty people.  But I really should have known better. Once I get cooking, I just can’t stop.  I only know how to cook...

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Meal of Memories: Workshop Meal 3

It is what it is. This short phrase has popped up in a variety of different contexts in my life. Sometimes it irks me. Sometimes it makes me smile. And sometimes I don’t quite understand the meaning or intention of it. Recently, these dinners have taught me more about the power of those five words....

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