santiago cakes
brandy / cake / cupcake / easy to make / menu / menus / spirits / sweets

santiago cakes

pilgrim’s progress Last year, my parents walked the Camino de Santiago – the medieval pilgrimage road through Spain ending at the town of Santiago de Compostela.  My parents are devout Catholics, in the most hippie sense of that description: they are pacifists, oppose capital punishment, and believe every life is sacred – so we must … Continue reading

sober sunday: what does the fox say?
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sober sunday: what does the fox say?

some foxy decorating inspiration Some people drunk dial ex-boyfriends, I drunk Etsy.   My 4am misdeeds result in vintage pulleys arriving within 7-10 business days of said indiscretion, carefully wrapped in small town newspapers from Kentucky.   Or naturally shed antlers found in Washington state.  Or a flirtatious conversation with a lumberjack in Utah selecting the … Continue reading

single process
bourbon / brownies / chocolate / cookies / easy to make / scotch / sweets / whiskey

single process

genetic flaws, hair dye, and blondies My mother is amazing.  I’m convinced she can pretty much do anything, from making my clothes to making me feel better.  She has helped me navigate literary theory, piano scales, middle school, AP art class, cooking disasters, hair disasters, and the marketing materials I write daily.   She ziplined … Continue reading

hedging my bets
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hedging my bets

asia, apple pie, and emotional investment My mother may have told me not to put all my eggs in one basket, (the supermarket frowns on taking them out of the carton anyway), but my dad taught me to diversify: stocks and bonds, Fiat and Ford, oil futures and airlines, allocating investments to different economic sectors, different … Continue reading