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Friday May 24th, 2013

ashley english, small measures by 34

Small Measures: Homemade Watercolors

I share my home, and my life, with an MFA-toting husband (whose concentration was in painting and color theory), and an active, inquisitive, art-loving 2 year-old. Between the two of them and my own ongoing craft projects and homemade gift-making endeavors, suffice to say, there is a good deal of paint in our lives. Over…

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ashley english, small measures by 60

Small Measures: Homemade Irish Cream

I came to alcohol a bit late. While I recall my mom sipping white wine, clad in skintight Gloria Vanderbilt jeans and listening to the Eagles circa 1981–1982, she eschewed the stuff completely shortly thereafter and has ever since. The diligent, studious type, I mostly steered away from alcohol until my early 20s. But a…

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Friday November 9th, 2012

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Friday October 12th, 2012

ashley english, small measures by 18

Small Measures: Elderberry & Honey Syrup

Each autumn — typically in tandem with the changing foliage, the appearance of pumpkins on porches and stoops and the consideration of Halloween costumes (My husband is vying for our almost two-year-old son to be “Assistant Groundskeeper Carl Spackler,” Bill Murray’s character from the film Caddyshack!) — I get the sniffles. And the sneezes. Brought…

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ashley english, small measures by 28

Small Measures: Infused Vinegars

I’ve long been the sort of person who looks at a commercially prepared item and wonders, “Could I make that?” Whether it’s a facial mask, flavored coffee or insect repellant, I’m constantly asking myself, “Woman, are you up to the challenge?” Sometimes, no, I’m not, but typically, why yes, I am! Now that fresh herbs…

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Friday March 30th, 2012