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Melanie Frazza
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Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto - fall dreaminess
Fall is all about delicious warm comforting treats. Foods that fight that first chill that goes to the bones. Foods that you can eat leftovers of for days and still feel totally fulfilled by. Butternut squash risotto is one of my favorite fall recipes. I lo...

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Zucchini Flower Prosecco Risotto - una ricetta
Last Sunday, on the way home from Philly, I stopped and visited my Nonna and Nonno in North Jersey. During the usual many-phone-calls-per-week, they had been going on and on about their garden and all the goodies that were ready to harvest. "I zucchini sono...

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I Got It From My Mamma
I recently realized I've absolutely been experiencing that thing you always hear about growing up but don't believe you will actually do because you - you are different. You know, that whole "turning into your parents" thing. Despite my best efforts, I'm ab...

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Femme-inisms at thirty-one
So, I turned thirty-one and had a beautiful celebratory three-week Gemini-birthday-extravaganza. Delicious Sicilian dinner (in a lemon-print dress), beach weekend with new friends in P-town, new tattoos, a pre-birthday work celebration that included glitter...

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Gemini Season Begins
It's Gemini season , the very best time of the year! I turn 31 years old in about two weeks. Yikes. I've been a bit paralyzed around writing lately. I'm having all the thoughts and feelings, as always, but finding it difficult to articulate. Being Gemini se...

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Spaghetti con cavolfiore - a traditional Sicilian dish made vegan!
I love Sicilian food. I love food from other regions of Italy, don't get me wrong. But I love Sicilian food the most. It's in my blood, it's in my bones, it's sunk deep into my flesh like the tattoos that others can see, but realer and more profound. Sicili...

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Femme Feelings
As a thirty-year-old queer femme, I've come to be quite comfortable and proud of my gender, my self-expression, my femininity. It has been a long, complicated journey, and still is in many ways. But I'm also past that youthfully-self-obsessed stage of reall...

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To Breed or Not to Breed, That is the Question
I'm at that age ::cough thirty cough cough::: where the majority of people around are popping out babies left and right. Adorable wonderful interesting funny babies that are growing into even more incredible-to-watch mini-humans. I had been stressing/ponder...

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Feminist Feelings 2014 = Feminist Feelings 2001
I'm pretty much at my limit with tolerating how our society can't handle a self-empowered woman (or members of other marginalized groups). It is honestly the same thing as decades ago. While so much whizzes past in a bittersweet blur, prejudices and bigotry...

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