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Short 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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There’s a Monster in My Closet

There are probably as many children’s stories about monsters in closets as there are clothes in my closet. But what if finding a monster in your closet was… normal, and you were the only one surprised? Join Marley as he gets to know his monster. Recipe is Chinese Tea Eggs.

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Kitara’s Tea Party

In Kitara’s Tea Party, a fox finds a snake blocking the only path through the mountain. All she has is her wits and a picnic basket. How will she make it to her party? Food pairing is lavender snickerdoodle cookies.

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Something Amazing

Something Amazing is about a girl named Mollie who plants a mysterious seed in her class gardening project. Everyone else’s seedlings bloom into beautiful flowers, but Mollie’s seed just looks like an alien weed. What will the seedling grow up to be? Food pairing is…something amazing. 😉

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Ollie and the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ollie and the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie is inspired by my journey to try and find the single undisputed, unanimous perfect cookie recipe that existed only in my imagination. That is until I discovered the secret. Food pairing is my perfect chocolate chip cookie – with dark chocolate and pecans.

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