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A friend dropped off fresh vegetables

A friend dropped off these carrots, along with salad greens, arugula, Swiss chard, and spearmint from Papaya Tree Farms. This friend was the first friend I made in the agriculture industry, back when I was a food writer who wanted to focus on food security but didn’t know how to go about it. How we […]

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Relief goods

About a week ago, my landlord gave their tenants relief goods. I got rice, eggs, munggo, kamote, onions, and white sugar. They didn’t suspend rent (I wish they did), but this is a nice gesture all the same. This means that I don’t have to do groceries for a while, at least. This morning, we […]

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The joy of eating a mango in season

My space is suffused with the scent of mango. I bought two during my last grocery trip, both at different stages of ripeness. The first one, I had peeled and frozen so I could use it to top my yogurt. I had been waiting for the second one to ripen so I could do the […]

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Friends gave me sun-dried tomatoes, I gave them tea

Today was the day of the Great Neighborhood Exchange. A friend who lived nearby drove over to drop off sun-dried tomatoes and I gave them tea in teabags. It was weird to see them with half their face obscured by a mask. For a second, I wondered if it really was my friend who was […]

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