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Women rise together

Graduation is always such a bittersweet time of year for me.  The fall ceremony is around the corner.  I try my best to reign my emotions in, but inevitably a few tears are shed. I try to give my students advice as they move forward in their lives and careers.  It’s difficult to pick just one thing… Continue reading Women rise together

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It is personal

Jubilee.  It is a celebration of an anniversary or a special occasion.  In attending this year’s Cherry Bombe Jubilee, it meant getting inspired, learning, collaborating, and growing.  I want to share with you all some of the things I learned.  I hope you find them as profound, educational, and resourceful as I did.  I can’t… Continue reading It is personal

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Que sera sera.  Whatever will be, will be.  My students haven’t been taking good care of Jane Dough and Jeffrey, I decided to hit the reset button and try again.  I removed large portions of both sourdough cultures, leaving behind 100g of each with the hope this will rally them to be more responsible.  I suppose this is part of… Continue reading Reset

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Two words that can be taken or given as advice.  They can be applied to just about anything but I find them most applicable in the kitchen—and I don’t just mean in the professional ones.   What do they mean and how do they apply to working in the kitchen?  Let’s take each individually.  Patience. … Continue reading Patience+Practice