Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fall seems to be a perfect time for reflection. Maybe it’s the subdued weather or the changing leaves that startle us into silence with their brilliance. For me, fall will always be a reminder of sharpened pencils, boxes of pencil crayons, and pristine notebooks with my students’ names printed in primary letters on the covers. […]

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Where do all good recipes come from? Well, Virginia, maybe there is a recipe fairy. I can always rely on the tried-and-true cards from Gran’s recipe box or my mom’s meals that I remember from childhood. As you can imagine, (stationery hoarder) I also have scads of cookbooks and food magazines that are well-thumbed through […]

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“You should see Nate’s pantry,” I said over coffee and cereal one morning. “Who’s Nate?” my daughter asked. “Oh, Nate Berkus… you know, on the television show,” I replied. “Hahaha, oh, mom, you sound like he’s one of your best friends!” It was clearly time to turn off the television…but just thinking about two months […]

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