Category Archives: Appetite

There Will Be Cookies

When asked what you love about summer, there’s a vast repository of stock answers to choose from. And it’s not hard to appreciate the joys of extended sunlight, the feeling of warm sand between your toes, or the fact that tomatoes now taste exactly as they were meant to taste. But there are times when […]

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Yes We Can

Whether I was slinging bagels at Panera or entertaining kids as their full-time babysitter, I always considered my high-school self to be a solid employee. I was driven—started working the summer of my fourteenth year and never stopped. I was great at being fake cheerful, even if I didn’t really want to rip movie tickets […]

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CSA Haul: Week Six

For the past month and a half, it’s been all about the vegetables. So, unleashed at the farmers’ market last weekend, I lunged greedily at the berries and stone fruits with outstretched arms. Some people may have found all the lunging a little bit intense—awkward and socially out of place, perhaps—but I was okay with […]

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CSA Haul: Week Five

I have two competing sides of my personality: the antsy one that craves new adventures, and the homey one that wants nothing more than to live life as a series of comforting routines. It’s a yin-and-yang dynamic that shoots me off on a road trip one weekend, then renders me homebound the next. I imagine […]

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There is a Season: Churn, Churn, Churn

The countertops have been 409-ed, the floors vacuumed of Styrofoam peanut residue, and the dishes lifted from cardboard boxes into my refurbished cabinets. Ostensibly, the construction workers (or as I like to call them, “my sometimes roommates”) have left my apartment for good after two weeks of disruptive work and ridiculous shenanigans (one day, they […]

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