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Birthday Strawberry Pie Bars

if what you want and need is pure and good, do not hear the ones who say you should not have it. already, there are so many expectations placed, and happiness cannot be contingent on certain criteria determined by those without your greatest good in mind. no one else decides your capacity for fulfillment. (or…

The Summer Playlist 2018

I dream that I have found us both again, With spring so many strangers’ lives away, And we, so free, Out walking by the sea, With someone else’s paper words to say…. They took us at the gates of green return, Too lost by then to stop, and ask them why- Do children meet again?…

Rosy Matcha Fizz

I forgot I made tea. I lost track of it. (I dried all of the ingredients) –lemon, mint, rose– and it sat on the counter, unnoticed. For months. Between rolls of the dice, I turned and recalled, “I’ve made my own tea before, you know.” [splatter of numbers on the table] + he claps long-thumbed…

Blood Orange Cake

currently: blushing blooming blossoming blinking [eyes open] / hear that squish magenta juice, coral flesh making fragrant + t u r n i n g pink in some wayshapeform (or cake) bakerbakingblood orangeblood orange cakecakedeliciousfoodfoodielet them eat cakeMinneapolisomnomnomrecipesummerwritingyum

Cacio e Pepe Polenta

What if we wonder, Does it come easily? and not in the way that inaction might, or giving up, or remaining uninvolved [because all of those may be the more complicated option at some point, depending on the circumstances] Instead, does it come easily? as in, Does it come out of you like breath, returning…

Zucchini Pizza with Lemon and Chives

Arundhati Roy pointed out, “There are things that can be forgotten. And things that cannot-that sit on dusty shelves like stuffed birds with baleful, sideways staring eyes.” And she was right. If I were to summarize my character, it would be with this: recently, I sat on a bench in my favorite book store waiting…

No-Churn Honey Cake Crumble Ice Cream

When life breaks your honey cake. [sigh] I couldn’t tell you what happened. I am sure it was user error. Sometimes, intentions are irrelevant. Sometimes, the thing is going to break whether you meant for it, or not. It can be about what you make of it afterward. [whipped cream folded into vanilla-ed sweetened condensed…