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October 2011

  • Caramel Apple Jam || Hitchhiking to Heaven
    Preserves

    Caramel Apple Jam

    Are you busy? These days, I am far busier than I would like to be, which is one reason I like this photo of caramel apple jam holding down my datebook. (I…

  • Vintage Cookbooks || Hitchhiking to Heaven
    Food

    Curried Zucchini Apple Soup

    Last week, we spent a night at the rustic West Point Inn on Mount Tamalpais. I am shaking my head that it was a first-time visit for me, considering that I grew…

  • Homemade Vanilla Extract || Hitchhiking to Heaven
    Preserves

    Homemade Vanilla Extract: Day One

    Last year, I wanted to make vanilla extract for holiday gifts, but I missed out. I have heard people say, variously, that it takes two months, three months, six months — in…

  • Tea For One || Hitchhiking to Heaven
    Food

    October Unprocessed: My Three Rules

    I’ve met Andrew Wilder, the proprietor at Eating Rules and the host of the October Unprocessed challenge, only once. At last year’s BlogHer Food conference, I tried to stab him with a…