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Christmas

Epiphany: the Galette des Rois

01.05.2010

I ALWAYS ASSUMED that Christmas ended a minute past 11:59 on the night of December twenty-fifth. I grew up, probably like most American children, thinking that the Twelve Days of Christmas started in mid-December and built to a climax on the day we opened gifts and (not always) dragged ourselves out in the cold to [...]

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“Blue Grey” Chocolate Truffles

12.27.2009

‘TWAS THE NIGHT before Christmas, and all through the house . . . Or at least in the kitchen, I was stirring up the scents of simmering cream, bittersweet chocolate, and black tea with bergamot.

It’s been four or five years since I last made these Earl Grey truffles. The recipe (which I will loosely describe [...]

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Christmas Message

12.25.2009

JOYOUS CHRISTMAS WISHES to those who celebrate the holiday. And to everyone on this day—regardless of what or whether you celebrate—I wish you:
the magic that comes with nature’s winter landscape

. . . the playfulness and light heart of a child . . .

. . . and a spirited place of comfort and warmth shared with [...]

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Kudos (& Brownies) for MastihaShop

12.20.2009
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I LOVE ANNIVERSARIES—any excuse to celebrate a milestone, light a candle, or bake something sweet in which to stick said candle. The year draws to a close, and it’s time to do two things: articulate plans for the future, yes, but not before putting the workaday world on hold just long enough to honor yourself [...]

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Holiday Tea Donation

12.12.2009

TODAY I DELIVERED two large grocery bags of homemade treats to the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church (FAPC), here in New York—the culmination of many hours of baking with the aim of bolstering the buffet at the annual Women’s Association Holiday Tea. During the past few weeks, the apartment has been perfumed with ginger, cinnamon, orange, [...]

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