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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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Blueberry Basil Bourbon Cupcakes

Blueberries, bourbon, basil.  It might sound like a tongue-twister, or an odd amalgamation at best.  But please trust me: this trio of flavors is a sweet symphony of complementary bliss.  While I’ve made plenty of desserts with liquor and occasionally … Continue reading

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Fresh Cherry Cupcakes with a Bit of Rosemary

The past few weeks have been very full: full of loveliness, busyness, uncertainty, eventfulness… and no lack of baking.  First, there was the wedding of a longtime friend of mine, Julie. Several years ago when I got married, Julie shot … Continue reading

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Herbal Apricot Bars

When we got back from our trip a few weeks ago, I was quick to head to one of my favorite produce stores and pick up some colorful, ripe treats. Amid the array of crunchy, fresh options at the market, … Continue reading

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Peppermint Leaf Meringues

Eggs are important. I’ve written about them before, but having recently seen them on Easter and Passover plates alike, I now welcome a renewal of my reflection on them.  The symbolism of an egg is powerful, offering meaningful messages about … Continue reading

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Learning to Love Lavender (Biscotti)

When I posted a rosemary cookie recipe online last summer, a sweet commenter suggested that I use lavender as an ingredient in the future. I was thrilled to have a recommendation, and I loved the idea of it. After all, … Continue reading

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