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Suzi’s Cucumber with Smoke Fish

In these final dog days of summer, the heat is still on. It’s funny how some nights we can down a big meal, that barbequed steak, and on other nights we crave something refreshing, light and bright. On those nights, it’s time for cucumbers. Suzi will slice one up then top it with smoked fish…

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Cookbook Review: Authentic Polish Cooking

Most people would pause if asked to find Poland on a map. Eventually, you can work it out. East of Germany, west of Russia. There it is. "Is now" that is. Over the centuries Poland has grown and shrunk, moved westward and even disappeared for a 120 years. At one point in history, Poland stretched…

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Blueberry Nectarine Pie from First Prize Pies by Allison Kave

  In First Prize Pies, Allison Kave argues that you can enjoy pie year round. Her argument is sound, and you can see my review here. But, ah aren’t there always buts in life, I think late summer is just the one time of year when you have to try pie. There are blueberries and…

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Cookbook Review Redux: First Prize Pies

  I'm repeating this cookbook review from exactly two years ago because it remains a brilliant and wonderful book. Today's recipe post is a Blueberry Nectarine Pie from this book and, as you will see, it is a spectacular pie. Particularly if you make it with a lattice top. Oh, lattice top? You can't make…

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