Category Archives: Appetite

Sunday Suppers

I can feel summer creeping into the air. This morning, I was wrapped in a light blanket of humidity as I walked into the office; it’s not overbearing yet, but having braved my first Mid-Atlantic summer last year, I know how thick that blanket will be by July. And with that first hint of the […]

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Balancing Act

To me, balance is a word that should conjure feelings of calmness and safety, of natural order; it’s a word that indicates everything is in its proper place, neither in danger of tipping over nor upsetting the status quo. But it’s funny how that ideal is hardly ever attained: balance is a buzzword tossed around […]

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondies

It’s been awhile since I attended a bake sale, but I do have fond memories of the events held in our school cafeteria. Plastic tables—heavy with Duncan Hines confetti cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies—were staffed by students with little experience as cashiers, and mobbed by their sugar-toothed classmates. The spectacle was fun enough, but at […]

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Eastern Comfort

Have you ever had one of those days? You know the kind I’m talking about, I bet. They take on a different character for everyone, but here’s the gist of it: outside, the skies are often blankly gray and rainy (and you’ve forgotten your umbrella); at work or school, you’re caught unprepared by a confusing […]

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