Crumpets and Sulking

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Crumpets should be made on a cloudy day. On a morning when you don’t have anywhere to be, and you don’t much feel like being anywhere, anyhow. They should be made when you are feeling sulky and broody and just need to wallow in your own pot of misery for a while. Because sometimes we [...]

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 [...]

Rye and Ginger Spice Buns

Rye and Ginger Spice Buns

I think that as I grow older, I am beginning to understand the value of planning ahead. I always shunned the idea of it when I was young. I dreaded the day I would become like my Mother, frantically searching through her purse for the list that seemed to dominate her life like a sacred [...]