Brown sugar alchemy

On Wednesday I found two 3 x 5 card boxes of my grandma's recipes hiding behind a jumble of recipe books. My Aunt Janice was the recipe keeper before I borrowed them about 10 years ago; I have had them ever since. These are the tasty relics of an earlier era: gum drop cookies. Turtles. Cranberry pudding with …

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Still, it glows

  I love wood—midcentury modern furniture, sparklingly maintained wood floors, guitars, art (please join me as I swoon over Ariel Alasko's work). Wood is warm. Wood is artefactual. Wood is the memory of a tree’s self-sacrifice. A gorgeous piece of wood came into my life this week. While shopping for Mother’s Day at Salt and …

Fab Friday Recap: All about That Brain (and Batman)

Hello, friends! Welcome to another Fab Friday Recap, where I get to share some of the fascinating and worthwhile things I have read and seen online lately. Today's articles and thought-provoking tidbits are all about the brain. Helpful Are you running your brain ragged with overstimulation? Quite possibly. Our digital culture is not really created …