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Chocolate Ice Cream & Winner of Momma Zen!

From us to you on this warm Wednesday. Adapted from The New Basics Cookbook by Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins, one of my all-time favorite cookbooks. Bittersweet Chocolate Ice Cream 4 extra-large egg yolks 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup milk 1 cup heavy or whipping cream 7 oz. good-quality bittersweet chocolate, broken into small pieces […]

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Kindness

Taken from Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem “Kindness”: Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore, only kindness that ties your shoes and sends you out into the day to mail letters and purchase bread, only kindness that raises its head from the crowd of the world to say It is I you have been […]

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Dialogue in Fiction

Today is for writers…or readers who are interested in craft. I just read Benjamin Percy’s fabulous article on “The Geometry of Dialogue” in the Poets & Writers Magazine, July/August 2009 issue.  Unfortunately, it’s only available in print, so if you’re a writer, run–don’t walk–to the nearest Barnes & Noble to grab a copy. Percy’s piece […]

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Father’s Day

It’s Dan’s first Father’s Day.  We are celebrating. It’s funny, though.  We used to hate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, because it was as though in order to be human you had to be a parent (at least at our age).  We actually had someone ask us once, “Do you have children?” to which we […]

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Summer Reads & A Giveaway

I meant to do this Summer Reads post yesterday, but time slipped away from me and skedaddled out my front door.  Actually, the truth is my husband and I went to see the new Pixar film Up in 3-D.  The reason Pixar is king and queen and everything in between is that they’ve always adhered […]

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