November This and That: The “Lit” Edition

(artwork: Madison, 8th grade girlie) My "real" job involves spending five days a week with middle schoolers. Trying to guide them. Giving them opportunities to help others. Helping them learn how to study. Setting goals and working towards achieving those goals. Showing them ways to be kind. General nagging. Showing them the beauty of speaking …

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How a French teacher becomes l’assistante américaine to a French chef in Provence

As if the title isn't long enough... It's now been 10 years since The Sabbatical Chef was born. I am honestly afraid to read my first attempts at writing, but, well, here it is. My first post. I am a Southern girl and grew up around good food, but my mom and grandmother never used …

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Procrasti-baking and the Power of Love

Yes, it's a thing. I saw it on Facebook and, frankly, I was relieved. The article, from the New York Times on-line, entitled Why Work When You Can Procrastibake? starts this way: All procrastibakers do not bake alike. Procrastibaking — the practice of baking something completely unnecessary, with the intention of avoiding “real” work — is …

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