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“We were together. I forget the rest.”

Playbook Challenge: Roasted Salmon and Asparagus with Spicy Mayo and Chives

Day 2 of  Dinner: The Playbook Challenge. This was unbelievably satisfying. It’s one of those dishes that’s more than the sum of it’s parts. I served it with couscous drizzled with … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Playbook Challenge: Pulled Chicken BBQ Sandwiches

Tonight I cooked my first meal for the Dinner: The Playbook Challenge. Being me, I hemmed and hawed about what to make until about 6:00 tonight, then ran around to … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dinner: The Playbook

Friends! Are you a fan of Dinner: A Love Story, the blog and cookbook?  (Of course you are, who isn’t?) Do you love to cook but find yourself staring blankly … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Two Lovely Things For the Weekend

This kitchen vignette makes my heart skip a beat. I covet it very, very deeply.  (here)               This ring stack on the one and … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Fitch Bay Cabin

Are you in the mood to fantasize about a gorgeous, rustic dream cabin in the woods? ( I use the term cabin loosely). Here is what you’ve been waiting for. … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

This Is The Only Thing I Want For My Birthday

The first time I opened the box of Sea Salt soap, I said to John, I want my whole life to smell like this forever and ever, amen. Well, to … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

It Occupies A Space, That You Can Almost Pass Your Fingers Through

I’ve been gone a long time. So let’s not pretend I haven’t,  but let’s also glide past it, ok? Because I want to share this with you. It’s by one … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Try.

“She likes to try everything, out of curiosity, but she’ll be sorry if she isn’t guided by  her heart.”   Gabriel Garcia Marquez

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Loving on a Thursday

I didn’t know I’d been waiting for a more wallet-friendly version of the Cartier Love bracelet…but I was. And here it is. Ooh this is just to die for, no? … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Wish List

Since John asked me for a Christmas list, I thought I’d be a good blogger and turn it into a post. For our first two holidays together we made it … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jessica Clare

Preschool teacher, writer, trouble maker.

LIVES: Seattle. By way of Santa Fe, San Francisco, and NYC.
LOVES: John
DAYDREAMS:Strong coffee. Gourmet magazine. Stinky cheese. Date night with new strappy heels. Green chile. Going back to India. Unabashed displays of love. Vegetable gardens. Clean sheets. Unruly stacks of books. Breaking Bad marathons. Writing like Joan Didion ,Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Joseph Stroud. Cookbooks. French 75s. Sequins with jeans. Leaving love notes.
BELIEVES: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security.” Albert Einstein “The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love.” St. Teresa of Avila “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell

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