Posts tagged seasonal
Chai-Spiced Date + Apple Crisp

This week it is all about the recipe, because how it came to be is a sort-of metaphor for the way I live my daily life. Attempting to bring two separate things together. Merging worlds, blending cultures, greeting my present with my past. 

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Summer Chickpea, Zucchini + Tomato Basil Stew

Personally, I know there is a lot more work I can do to cut down my general consumption and waste, but I am doing what I can in small, mindful steps. I am trying to think about it all the same way I do those choreography projects- how can I make this creative and fun within what I already have?

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Fluffy Frosted Eggnog Cookies (vegan)

I have only ever spent one Christmas away from home. It was in the midst of my 9-month backpacking adventure and while I was lucky enough to be among old family friends in a beautiful little crescent of northern Norway, it just wasn’t quite the same. I had a lovely time in their Scandinavian cabin-like home, surrounded by dramatic icy waters and snow-laden mountains, lighting candles in the long dark hours and making the most of the 3-4 hours of sunlight.

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Orange + Almond Crumble Coffee Cake

Due to the fact that in just several hours I will be hopping on a plane, beginning to make my way back to Minnesota for the holidays, I am going to keep today's post a bit shorter, but still nice and sweet.

Let's talk about books and cake. 

There is something about this season that gives me the strong urge to keep a book nestled on my lap, a mug of coffee in hand and a slice of something sugar-laced and delicious balanced on the couch cushion nearby.

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Pear and Poached Quince Cardamom Crisp + A Thanksgiving Recap

Last weekend I had a Thanksgiving meal that was quite outside of the box of a traditional American celebration. Every year since I have lived abroad has been a completely different experience of the holiday, and this time was among my favorites. M and I invited his family over for a late Sunday lunch, which meant I had the luxury of a whole weekend to prep and complete a couple hectic visits to the market, make pie crusts on Saturday and keep Sunday morning fairly stress-free as far as preparing large feasts for large groups of people go.

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Ras el Hanout Apple Hand Pies + On Finding Unassuming Inspiration in Auch, France

My recent hiatus from writing and blogging was slightly unexpected and yet unavoidable with everything going on lately. From traveling to work to coming down with a seasonal flu virus, I have been pretty out of commission. I returned back from my recent trip brimming with inspiration and expected to jump right back into writing with flying colors and glorious ideas, but it seemed that this particular kind of inspiration was inclined towards other mediums- mostly dance and brainstorming for new projects. It took a while for me to get back the motivation to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, I suppose). 

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Peach Blackberry Almond Cake + Building an Inner Creative House

I did not exactly plan to be absent from this space for as long as I have been, but trying to wrap my brain and words around the various experiences of these past three weeks has been next to impossible while still basking in the glow of it all.

-One week of dance in France.
-One week of exploration in Montreal.
-Completing the first week of intensive yoga teacher training at home in Minneapolis. 

How does one take it all in? 

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Gingered Loquat French Toast Bake + On Space and Cycles
“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.”
-Yoko Ono, Season of Glass

As a modern dancer, one of the first things you learn is not just to focus on what happens inside of your own body, but also on experiencing the space around you.

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