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The joy of eating someone else’s home cooking

The action implies that someone specifically made time to make food for you-they shopped, prepped, and cooked for you. We tend to take this for granted, especially when we’re used to having dishes magically appear in front of us during mealtimes courtesy of a family member or the help.

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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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Time for tea

I’ve incorporated this into my quarantine existence: finish as much tea as I can. It’s a tiny, mundane thing, but it’s also a task with a goal, and during times like this, anything that makes you feel like you can attain something, that you’re in control, makes things bearable, sometimes even enjoyable.

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