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Happy Birthday, Mr. Ellison.

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Before starting to bake last night, I began reading “Silver Sparrow” by Tayari Jones. I’m looking forward to some downtime to really dig into this novel. In the meantime, there is shortbread waiting to be nibbled.

http://www.tayarijones.com/

Before starting to bake last night, I began reading “Silver Sparrow” by Tayari Jones. I’m looking forward to some downtime to really dig into this novel. In the meantime, there is shortbread waiting to be nibbled.

http://www.tayarijones.com/

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What a fantastic conversation. There is so much to learn about Ms. Morrison. Her influence on the literary landscape began with her work as an editor of canonical works. Junot Diaz is clearly smitten and in awe.

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The 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes finalists have been announced.

http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-announcing-the-la-times-book-prize-finalists-for-2013-20140219,0,6943176.story

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Looking for vegan treats? Try these delicious muffins at People’s Food Co-op:  chocolate five-spice and gluten-free apple, banana and carrot.

People’s Food Co-op
3029 SE 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Looking for vegan treats? Try these delicious muffins at People’s Food Co-op: chocolate five-spice and gluten-free apple, banana and carrot.

People’s Food Co-op
3029 SE 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97202

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I plan on enjoying the snowfall over the weekend with some apple bread and at least one of these books mentioned on the 1/19/14 edition of the Bookrageous podcast.


• A Concise Chinese English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo

• The Liminal People by Ayize Jama-Everett

• The Shadowed Sun by N.K. Jemisin


http://bookrageous.podbean.com/2014/01/19/bookrageous-episode-64-evaluating-our-reading-habits/

I plan on enjoying the snowfall over the weekend with some apple bread and at least one of these books mentioned on the 1/19/14 edition of the Bookrageous podcast.


• A Concise Chinese English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo

• The Liminal People by Ayize Jama-Everett

• The Shadowed Sun by N.K. Jemisin


http://bookrageous.podbean.com/2014/01/19/bookrageous-episode-64-evaluating-our-reading-habits/

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These two wholesome All-American treats— oatmeal raisin cookies and John Waters’ “Role Models” go well together.

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Cocoa Nib Shortbread

Shortbread is one of my favorite cookies. It is buttery, sweet, a little salty  and there are so many possible variations. The cocoa nibs are crunchy and have a hint of bitterness that works well with hot chocolate.

Cocoa Nib Shortbread

Shortbread is one of my favorite cookies. It is buttery, sweet, a little salty and there are so many possible variations. The cocoa nibs are crunchy and have a hint of bitterness that works well with hot chocolate.

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Reading and taste testing on a blustery fall day. I’ll try my best to do both.

Reading and taste testing on a blustery fall day. I’ll try my best to do both.

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Taste testing these two shortbreads- chocolate and vanilla bean- to add to The Baker and The Book Confections menu.