Gingerbread cake (5 of 6)

Gingerbread Cake

I don’t have a lot of memories of my grandmother. The 18 hour plane ride between her in South Africa and me in Massachusetts (plus the accompanying cost) meant that visits were few and far between. And most of my family memories aren’t of her but of all of us – aunts, uncles, cousins –…

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Teriyaki Chicken (10 of 10)

Teriyaki Chicken

Growing up we ate a lot of teriyaki chicken. I’d say I was partly to blame for this phenomenon. I loved teriyaki chicken. Nevermind that we’d already had it earlier in the week, when it showed up for dinner again, it was an exciting occasion. On Saturday mornings while grocery shopping with my dad I’d…

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While we’re on the topic of salad, and non-traditional salads at that, let’s talk about larb. Have you had larb yet? Because, besides the unfortunate-sounding English name, it’s totally worth eating, and then eating again. It’s that kind of good.

Ginger Lemonade

The first time I made homemade lemonade with Jeff he said he once spent a summer making lemonade. He squeezed dozens of lemons from Costco bags, perfecting his recipe and making (and drinking) batches through the hot and sticky weather. Needless to say it was a little intimidating. That afternoon I was just looking to…

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