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    Maple Pumpkin Pie

    26 November 2019

    Good morning from my kitchen table, where a candle is casting its soft glow through the morning gloom and I have a hot cup of coffee at my left elbow. I’m finishing up my Thanksgiving grocery list before we pop down to the store to pick up the turkey I ordered last week and finalize the last of the produce that will feature on the menu. It’s going to be a simple meal this year, although most years the meal is fairly simple! I’m hoping we’ll get out for a walk or small hike perhaps at the coast before I set to cooking. Tomorrow I’ll bake the desserts; this year I’ll do a pumpkin-chocolate cake with pumpkin buttercream and a maple pumpkin pie.

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    Saudi Days, Saudi Nights

    In Saudi Arabia the heat is baked into your skin, which is always coated with a thin layer of dust. The first month we are there a massive dust storm whips through Riyadh and…

    10 November 2019
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    Chocolate Zucchini Cake

    So much has happened since I last wrote here in the spring — our Gravenstein apples ripened, were picked and turned into pie, and are now a distant memory until next year; my little…

    29 August 2019