Cookies and Carrots Live and in Person!

September 26, 2013
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Today is my son Sam’s 25th birthday! When I asked him what kind of birthday cake he would like me to make for him, he requested carrot cake, and I also made him a batch of chocolate-chip- caramel-balls-marcona-almond cookies. When he had blown out his giant candles, and we were eating our first slices of […]

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Dan-Dan Noodles

September 25, 2013
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Dan-dan noodles are a longtime favorite in my house: Very fast and easy, and I like to make a great big batch so there’s enough both for all-you-can-eat delicious hot dinner one day, and then delicious cold noodle salad leftovers the next day. It also makes a very nice dish to bring to those few […]

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Vegan Maple-Pecan Cookies

September 20, 2013
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In honor of it being my son Arthur’s 19th birthday today, I thought I would post another vegan cookie recipe — note that in line with the name of this blog you can also see a pretty cake pan of baby carrots set out next to the platter of cookies. These vegan maple- pecan cookies […]

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Vegan Vanilla-Bean Cookies

September 18, 2013
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In this posting I’ll talk about how easy it was to adapt my grandmother Mimi’s Vanilla Bean Cookies recipe so that my vegan son Arthur could eat them — now I can stop feeling silly that my new “Cookies and Carrots” blog doesn’t actually contain any cookie recipes yet! Cookie pride! Vegan cookie pride! In […]

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Blackberry-Plum Tiara Pound Cake

September 16, 2013
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A lot of people here in Santa Cruz have plum trees, and although it varies from tree to tree which particular week during the summer suddenly their hundreds if not thousands of plums all become ripe at once, once it happens then there is a race against time to make huge batches of jam or […]

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“Dear Old Mom Is Baking Virtual Cookies”

September 11, 2013
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Apropos of my not yet having made cookie buttons for this blog, today I was reminded that back in 1996 my son Sam and I had been featured in the New York Times article Dear Old Mom Is Baking Virtual Cookies. Well, I want you to know that despite my not having posted any cookie […]

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Lentil-Vegetable Soup

September 9, 2013
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One of the many wonderful things about AFE Games Group is that people bring not just cookies and carrots and candy to share, but sometimes even pretty substantial quantities of surplus produce from their gardens (or CSAs, or elsewhere). And so, one Friday last month when the fabulous Becky brought a grocery bag of carrots, […]

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