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2008-11-01 - 4:13 p.m.

food and everything

now that they've just been touched by frost, passionfruit are at their most flavorful. today, i made jam with some fruit i collected by the spillway, and my kitchen smells like liquid sunshine.

i have some mission figs from a tree i found on campus, waiting to be filled with chevre and grilled on rosemary skewers. i have a pile of opuntia fruits, pumpkin seeds drying on a screen, and some big, golden apples.

early next year, my husband will receive a big raise, but that money will all go toward my medical treatment. money's tight, and that's unlikely to change.

i feel like i should call my mom and thank her for the way she raised me.

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