dandelion on my mind

I’ll admit, I am not so good at this foraging thing. Two weeks in, and I’ve been able to find only common plants I already knew were edible. While I am more than happy to write about them, since I haven’t used them in a recipe before, I was hoping to find something a little […]

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say hello to my little friend — the wild leek

I struggled to choose a theme for my culinary adventures last month. Too busy and too little inspiration. But inspiration came easily this month. April may have rained on my parade, but May flowers will save it. In spirit of that popular saying, I intend to spend my weekends foraging for my food. I recently attended […]

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goodbye pie

I hate goodbyes. You can’t avoid them. Having moved more times than I can remember, I’ve certainly said my share. And in a business in which high turnover is not uncommon, I’ve been to many farewell parties and made many desserts, sending my co-workers off on a sweet note. Call it goodbye pie. I’ve written […]

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holy cannoli

In cooking, there are few things I would consider an arch enemy of sorts. But ricotta, oh sweet ricotta, we are not so friendly. At least, not when it comes to desserts. I can whip up a lasagna or pasta item with ricotta — no problem. But, dessert, forget about it. I don’t know whether I […]

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simply irresistible

Admittedly, I go a little strawberry crazy this time of year. Sales at the market certainly don’t help my addiction, but that’s a topic for another day. I’ve been wanting to experiment for a while with different kinds of macarons, specifically changing up the flavor of the cookie. Fillings are easy; it’s the shell that […]

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rhubarb redux

I can still picture the leafy, red-stalked bush beside our two-story blue house in a small town nestled between two mountains. Rhubarb. Maybe it’s because it’s been nearly 20 years since I’ve had a taste (in the form of strawberry-rhubarb pie), but I couldn’t resist buying a few stalks during a recent grocery run. I didn’t really know […]

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