Chocolate Dipped Candied Oranges

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  Cooking is always the thing that saves me. I cannot say for sure why it is. Could it be that there is some rhythm in the sifting and measuring, the stirring and tasting, that brings me back to myself? Is it the comfort of a process that can be followed, and that can, for [...]

Soft in the middle

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I spent the first week of middle school seated alone at a table for eight. A round table, that extended out from my lunch like a balloon, as if to encapsulate my aloneness.  For seven days, I ate believing that there were two hundred and fifty sets of eyes on the back of my head. Watching [...]

Chocolate avocado love tart

I can hear the howling of coyotes coming from somewhere out in the darkness. It’s an eerie sound, one that makes you draw your sweater tighter around you and go and double-check the doors to make sure they are locked. But once I get over the initial hair-raising reaction and stop to listen, I think its sort [...]