Preserving Family Traditions & A Recipe for Dutch Christmas Bread (Kerstbrood)

I meant to share these photos and this Dutch Christmas Bread recipe last year, but as so often happens, I was busy, and the season passed too quickly. However, as Christmas and Hanukah rolled around this year, I started reminiscing about the book and our brunch. The sentiment behind it felt even more meaningful after the major challenges of this year. It felt like this post was meant to be shared in 2020 all along.

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Beach Plum Farm in Cape May, NJ (ie: The Dreamiest Greenhouse Ever)

Beach Plum Farm is a far cry from the necessary scrappiness of most working farms. It's an inspiration and an unobtainable aspiration, which makes languishing in its herb gardens and eating at the outdoor tables all the more appealing. It makes me hungry just reminiscing about it, so as I drool nostalgically, I invite you to vicariously languish in the gardens, meet the livestock and take in the Amish-built barn.

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Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies with Rye Flour

These chewy ginger molasses cookies feel like a warm bite of the season, a way to savor the best of this time of year. The spices are so fragrant, they transform the baking process into a grounding exercise. In the spirit of savoring the season with each bite, I paused to reflect on my fall thus far, to appreciate the many moments I want to remember when life feels like it's moving too quickly.

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