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  • make your own: canvas advent calendar.

    When Rose first made these simple canvas wall caddies, I knew we were going to have do a little advent calendar variation. Sure enough, as soon as we first shared the project, readers wrote…

    November 23, 2021 14 Comments
  • make your own chocolate pudding | reading my tea leaves

    make your own: chocolate pudding.

    The chief problem with a cold snap is needing to leave the house in search of chocolate should the ration be dwindling. We were stuck with unsweetened baking chocolate and little else this weekend. I…

    February 15, 2016 19 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week: 1. this bread. {because james is basically on a bread-making bender at this stage. pretty good for everyone involved.} 2. this book. {because i’ve only just begun…

    October 24, 2014 9 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week: 1. these stamps. {for what are rapidly becoming new year postcards}. 2. these lemons. {for making their way through airport security}. 3. these chocolates. {for arriving to…

    December 20, 2013 8 Comments
  • a chocolate cake, reimagined.

    This is not the cake that I thought I was going to write about. That cake had a different and more complicated recipe. James was going to make it because he’s patient and good…

    April 30, 2013 16 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this bouquet. {because every time i came back to my apartment this week, it smelled heavenly}. 2. this light bulb. {because we really needed a new one, and we just happened to sit…

    March 1, 2013 16 Comments
  • cacao prieto.

    chocolate bars 19th century mélange | 21st century reproduction liqueur tasting it’s not every day that you get invited to see the inner workings of a chocolate factory, just ask arthur slugworth. you might imagine my…

    May 1, 2012 8 Comments
  • milk chocolate.

    here’s a confession. i like my chocolate the way i like my coffee: milky. in fact, the creamier it is, the better i like it. this tea-infused milk chocolate from the tea room fits…

    November 22, 2011 15 Comments
  • la maison de coco.

    on last week’s impromptu trip to newport, i decided to poke my head into a shop along the aptly named bellevue avenue. what i found could not have been more delightful: an entire shop…

    April 6, 2011 18 Comments