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Baking and Sweet Endings

Orange Chiffon Cake

I baked this cake for my parents a few years ago, dropping if off along with a bunch of other baking. The very next day my dad phoned to tell me that it was “almost all gone and it was

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Ramp And Buttermilk Biscuits

Ramps (aka wild leeks) are found only in the spring. If you are the lucky person who has learned how to forage and know where to locate them….all I can say is “I’m really jealous”. For the rest of us,

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Spring Pasta

Spaghetti With Ramps

Years ago I read an article about ramps in Gourmet Magazine. I was really curious, what the heck are they? Turns out they are hunted & gathered in the spring and are also known as wild leeks.  A good friend, who

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Barbequing and Grilling

Spot Prawns With Two Dips

Get ‘em still alive. Remove the heads just before cooking. If you are a bit squeamish get your partner (I do), or a friend to do this.  Or you can simply leave them whole. Spot Prawn season begins in May

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Basics & Tips

La Bella Vita Cucina Post

My good friend, Roz Corieri Paige who has a great blog called La Bella Vita Cucina, invited me to write a guest post on her website which I was absolutely delighted to do.  She has a wonderful site with recipes

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Spring Salads

Spring Pea Salad

I think fresh peas just yell out “Spring”; and this salad with the sweetness of the peas, the slight peppery edge of new radishes along with a hint of anise from fresh tarragon. Makes 4 Servings 2 cups peas – approximately

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Spring Salads

A Springtime Salad

We were entertaining visitors from back east and I thought, considering the arrival of so many local goodies in the market, that our guests should be treated to our very own “locavore” dinner. I created this salad (luckily I had

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Basics & Tips

Ruth’s “Cook Book”

I’m a cook and not a book reviewer. That said, I just finished “Ruth Reichl’s my kitchen year 136 RECIPES that SAVED MY LIFE” and discovered that we seem to share some similar experiences. The year in question was October

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Rhubarb Walnut Muffins

The Rhubarb is coming on strong! Now’s the time to make lots of rhubarb goodies like these delicious muffins. I love muffins so I often make a double batch to stash in the freezer to make a welcome treat for

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