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A Year in Photos – 2013

Cooking Architecture | 2013

I read recently about the idea of asking someone what’s best instead of what’s new. I loved this idea of focusing on the good and the curated instead of rushing to whatever is next. I am as guilty of this impatience as the next person—always planning, anxious for change, restless for movement. I too often focus on what we...

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Yogurt Panna Cotta

Yogurt Panna Cotta 6 | Cooking Architecture

Practice, practice, practice. That’s what your mother always used to tell you.  Well, I’ve been practicing a lot of things lately. Going through transitions in life tends to make me practice things—patience, making bread, design, yoga.  Sometimes, when things aren’t going just the right way, that little voice in your head starts creeping in saying...

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A Year in Photos

With tree branches sagging under the weight of the recent snowfalls, things look simple and beautiful. And this past year has been about just that. Although I tend to be quite nostalgic, I don’t reflect much at the end of years, trying to keep forward momentum. But this year was so rich with food, family,...

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Pear Pancakes with Whiskey Maple Syrup

“It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an...

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Smoked Ribs & Potato Salad

Whenever I come home from a long trip, mom always asks me what I want to eat for dinner. Every time my answer is steak. I’ve traveled to many places and eaten in lots of fancy restaurants, but nothing seems to compare to my dad’s steak cooked outside on a wood grill. I’m not usually...

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A Barn Wedding

Two months. 12,000 miles around the United States. Many meals and smiles with friends later, but the memory of our wedding day two months ago is still in our minds. This simple moment, captured by Juan’s adorable Aunt Adelaida, is a favorite of mine. It shows the pure joy we both felt, looking out at...

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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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