Posts Tagged ‘fall’

Sick Soup Cures All

Posted by melissa kandel on September 26, 2017 in food | No Comments

In case you’ve been wondering about the radio silence from me, I currently have the flu. Aches, fever, chills, gang’s all here! Anyway, I posted last flu season about an amazing soup I make whenever I’m feeling sick (or just feeling like I need something healthy and hearty) so I’m reposting it again in case […]

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My Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Posted by melissa kandel on September 7, 2017 in Recipes | 4 Comments

Back when I lived in New York, there was a particular chocolate chip cookie recipe that was asked for at every birthday party and half-birthday party and fake birthday party there ever was. The recipe had been mine alone, as everyone knew, and “Melissa’s Cookies” were perfected over years of burned cookie edges, too-melted chocolate […]

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Thanksgiving Tale: Whale-Talk

Posted by melissa kandel on November 24, 2016 in creativity, Fiction, travel | No Comments

This year on Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for my family, friends and all of you, my faithful readers who’ve stuck by my side as we build a little word studio community together. And though this tiny tale takes place floating atop the icy waters of Norway, I hope reading it finds you somewhere familiar, relaxing by a warm […]

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Halloween 2016: The Funhouse

Posted by melissa kandel on November 1, 2016 in creativity, Fiction | No Comments

To celebration Halloween, I’m posting a short story I wrote this time last year about a spooky, little funhouse with plenty of secrets to spare … Enjoy! – M There was nothing unusual about the way the coffee was poured. There was nothing unusual in the way it tumbled from the pot, dark as a […]

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Halloween is Coming and the Netflix Candy and Confections Division Can’t Wait

Posted by melissa kandel on October 26, 2016 in Film, food, Television | No Comments

I mean, good for Netflix. Not only is the world’s biggest Internet television network killing it on the stock market, the company is also killin’ it with its marketing, too. This morning, Netflix sent out a faux-press release about “Netflix Pausing,” a distinct yet irrepressible phenomena that spikes each year on the night of Halloween, wherein viewers take a […]

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Adelaida Vineyards & Winery: Grape Expectations in Paso Robles, CA

Posted by melissa kandel on October 22, 2016 in drink, food, wine | No Comments

[Image via] Like the pearl inside an oyster shell made from rugged, Central California terrain, Adelaida Vineyards & Winery is a treasure found amidst the peaks and valleys of the Santa Lucia mountain range. Except this pearl sparkles in shades of grape across 168 acres of sun-kissed vineyards. For 35 years, Adelaida has been bottling Petit Sirahs […]

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Fall Fiction: An Interview Near Signal Street

Posted by melissa kandel on September 22, 2016 in Fiction | No Comments

It’s the official first day of fall and that means change is whistling through the air—from the snappy winds to the browning trees—and with change comes a distinct sense of newness blustering around town. Whether it’s a new school, a new job, a new shirt or just a new pumpkin spice latte Snapchat filter, the first day of […]

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Featured Friday: Egg Barrel

Posted by melissa kandel on October 16, 2015 in Featured Friday | No Comments

I’d tell you about Egg Barrel, the website at bat for this week’s Featured Friday, but their description is so perfect, I just have to use it instead: “Egg Barrel is a place to find and share creativity in all forms. You don’t have to be a professional journalist, photographer or writer. Come here to get inspired, […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on November 21, 2014 in Photography | No Comments

For more photos, check out Little Word Studio on Instagram. And stay tuned for a new story, coming to the site this weekend …

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Posted by melissa kandel on November 9, 2014 in Fiction | No Comments

It was barely noon on Sunday when Mr. Tobbler noticed three things about the man walking beside him: First, that he had a large, white pimple on the left side of his cheek. Second, that he was dressed entirely in black. And third, that his shadow, which should have fallen nearby, was on this stretch of sidewalk, […]

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