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The New Bread Basket

On the Fourth of July in 1817, the Erie Canal began. Important men scooped symbolic shovels of dirt at dawn. Someone understood the moment’s power, and captured it beautifully. Of course the canal began far earlier, perhaps as soon as colonists started to explore. An inland waterway would allow access to bounty and land. One […]

Tractor Cake

Thursday night, Felix and I made some cakes. Having him measure ingredients, I had such a fond feeling for when I was 11 and loved being in the kitchen. By then I had assigned myself the job of being the family baker. I would survey my sisters and see what they wanted for snacks or […]