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Cherry Sorrel “Shortcake”

When I recently came across a great article about the lovely green herb, sorrel, I became intrigued.  I admit I couldn’t remember exactly when I’d had it — but after reading that its nickname was “lemonade in a leaf” and … Continue reading

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Cilantro Sultana Mini Pies: Golden Raisins, Honey and Lemon

I realize that cilantro falls into the same polarizing category as coconut, licorice, and raisins: for everyone that loves it, someone else hates it with a passion — whether it’s simple preference or genetics that cause the disdain. (If you … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar Soy Sauce Cake: Sweet Citrus and Spontaneous Butterscotch

Inspiration for my next dessert recipe usually comes unexpectedly.  This time, I was just poking around at one of my favorite markets and came across a beautiful little bottle of soy sauce.  The decorated label magnetized me with phrases like … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Coconut Cookies: Little, Luscious, and Vegan

I love grapefruit, especially in the winter.  Its unique flavor and tangy, juicy qualities are refreshing like no others.  I’d been itching to make a new dessert with it recently — and since I usually have numerous baking daydreams going … Continue reading

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When Walnuts are Wonderful: Fresh Pear Walnut Torte

I don’t consider myself a very picky eater, but there are a few foods that make me cringe.  Miracle Whip.  Sweet baked beans.  Greasy salami.  Thousand Island Dressing.  Walnuts.  It’s true: walnuts are the least tempting of any nut, in … Continue reading

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Lemonade Cake, two ways — A Perfect Summer Treat

Lemonade is a quintessential summertime drink, and it’s hard to imagine a barbeque without it.  I recently found myself with a jug of leftover lemonade in my fridge, luring me in with its tart sweetness every time I opened the … Continue reading

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Tart Mandarin Orange Cheesecake

One of my favorite things about winter is as simple as this: eating a mandarin orange.  In the darkest days of the year, the little fruit comes into peak season like a timely gift.  With a burst of vibrant color … Continue reading

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