She was a ripple in a river that stretched back more than two thousand years. She was so sure she’d found her place in the world. The May that she sat for her thesis defense, cherry blossoms were bursting out all over the campus.
“I was eighteen years old, a privileged math prodigy with two graduate degrees. Having leapfrogged my adolescence, I imagined life ahead as an undulating Fibonacci sequence, in ever expanding perfect proportion.
7-8 tart apples (like Gala, Granny Smith or Fuji) – peeled and sliced thin) Juice of about half a lemon 1 tsp lemon zest 1 TBSP pure maple syrup ¼ cup fruity or berry liqueur or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 cup chopped toasted almonds or pecans (or mix them together) 2 cups quick oats ¼ cup whole wheat flour, almond flour, or gluten-free flour ½ cup brown sugar 2 tsp cinnamon Pinch of salt ¼ cup canola or coconut oil Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Mix dry ingredients with oil in a bowl or a zip …
I keep these chewy cookies in the freezer and eat at least one each day. Sometimes I make a sandwich with a piece of banana in the middle, but mostly I just grab one from the freezer (like I just did now) for a little burst of gingery deliciousness.