writer. food critic. anxious cook.

Cara Strickland is a freelance writer living in the Pacific Northwest. She writes about food, faith, singleness and relationships for a variety of publications in print and online.

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Where's Cara? (Volume Six)

In this edition: rice and family history, how yoga is teaching me to pray, and achieving proper bra fit.

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Where's Cara? (Volume Five)

The fifth installment of Where's Cara? includes a metaphorical reflection inspired by Lauren Winner, a profile of a master whisky blender, and an interview with Christie Purifoy on her new book Roots & Sky.

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Where's Cara? (Volume Four)

In this edition: the history of blue drink, faith musings about tea, vintage cocktail garnishes, and my own story surrounding Suzanne Burden's Reclaiming Eve.

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published work

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Easy & Colorful 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Chefs and bloggers share recipes to celebrate the 4th of July.

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The Rice Between Us

A war, my grandfather, and the way rice transported us both somewhere different.

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8 Lessons Bartenders Can Learn From Baristas

Lessons from two professionals who have worked both industries.

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