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Weekend links and photos

This week was a blur, packed with a never-ending to-do list before I pack my bags and fly.

That’s right, today I head East over the Atlantic for the first time since my honeymoon. I’m off to London for a few days with my sister. We’re going to have some much-needed girl time together over afternoon tea, fine art, and cathedrals views. We’ll also attend a holiday event with the one and only Jamie Oliver, so be sure to follow along on our adventures on Instagram!

I’m feeling festive these days, as demonstrated by today’s link love:

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Weekend links and photos

I couldn’t toggle my schedule this week enough to get a second post published, but I felt good about giving one of my most personal stories a bit more time in the spotlight.

Thank you all for the warm (and tender) response to my post on returning home and salmon spawning. Your comments were incredibly touching and showed me I’m not alone in feeling that tug of homesickness after so many years.

Many of you are prepping for Thanksgiving this week and you are in my thoughts. The questions are already rolling in, and I am delighted to answer them, so please don’t be shy. If it were me, I’d make the simplest turkey ever, perfect mashed potatoes, these brussels sprouts and this butternut squash gratin. Done!

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Weekend links and photos

This weekend I moving back and forth between my kitchen and my desk, trying to get ahead in both areas. Somehow a day can hold cake frosting, book writing, photo taking, potty training, dinner making and house cleaning, and the list goes on.

This was supposed to be a quiet month. So much for that. At least life is exciting. Busy, but exciting! Here’s what I loved reading this week:

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“At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.”

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Weekend links and photos

Yesterday morning the realization that it was already November hit me and I felt a fluttering of panic around my heart.

I spent a portion of the day making lists, arranging events in my schedule and taking a good honest look at what needs to be done before the holidays. Even though Book 1 is well on its way, the outline for Book 2 (!) is due in exactly one month. November is going to require some focus.

Today I’m feeling calm and determined, ready to move forward and finish out the year strong. I’ve put my garden to bed for the winter and I feel a kitchen hibernation coming on. I’ve got a gorgeous recipe line-up for you all, plus a few little surprises, too.

Now, incase you’re feeling less than enthusiastic over this bleak month, here’s some inspiration to get you back in the kitchen.

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