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Elementary Stories

Stuart the Apple Tree

Have you ever read Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree? It asks us to think about the appropriate relationship between human beings and nature. This story is my exploration of that question. Meet Nilo and his friend Stuart, the apple tree. Food pairing is French Apple Tart.

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The Brown Packaging Paper

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! This is a story about a new piece of brown packaging paper on its first delivery job. However, throughout the delivery process, the paper starts to struggle with the reality of the profession – that being packaging paper can be a thankless job. Luckily, not all folks see things in the same way and that is often how creativity is born. Food pairing is Lemon Pound Cake.

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Pancakes and Buttermilk

This poem is special. I wrote this poem when I was 12 years old for my elementary school newspaper “Henderson Puppy Prints”. Food pairing is Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes.

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Might Be Kind of Perfect

This is a poem about silver linings. Fears unfold as a girl imagines her first day at school. She is alone, terrified and does not fit in, but her creativity and hope is steadfast. Food pairing is Spinach and Bacon Quiche.

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Just Space

This poem was inspired by my appreciation for all the wonderful spaces that life has to offer. I wanted to celebrate the simple things that bring me joy – and scones with tea is one of them. Food pairing with this story is Apricot Coconut Scones.

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Cloud City Cool Moon

This poem was inspired by a trip to Portland, Oregon – the land of coffee and chocolate. It describes a rainy evening in the city vs. the countryside and how both experiences turn to the comfort of food at the end of the night. Food pairing with this story is Dark Chocolate Mug Cake.

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