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Violet Candy Cupcakes

Lately I’ve been yearning to return to my site’s namesake and bake with flowers again.  It was the cookies with nasturtiums that started it all, followed by recipes with lavender, rose, hibiscus, and even petal-flecked tea (both herbal and black).  … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Rosewater Cupcakes

When I recently came across candied rose berries at a favorite market of mine, I couldn’t help but stop in my tracks.  The pastel pink beads sparkled with sweetness, and their scent was alluringly delicate and floral.  Immediately inspired, I … Continue reading

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A Sweet Valentine’s Day

I’ve always liked Valentine’s Day.  I know, I know: easy for married me to say, right?  But I even enjoyed it when I was single; I’d send my grandmother a card, call my dad, or just wear red and pink … Continue reading

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Beautiful Beet Cupcakes

At a recent farmers market, I decided to finally buy an item that had magnetized me week after week: beets.  Of course, I’d had beets before – mostly cooked and on salads. But something about seeing them so often at … Continue reading

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