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Easy Provencal Lamb Recipe from Ina Garten

Easter is over. The candy gone, not to return for another year. Next Easter perhaps you’ll face that same “lamb or ham” question. But you know, it’s still springtime and the lamb is still here for enjoyment. For our Easter dinner, and perhaps for your next spring feast, we wanted lamb. But we did not…

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Cardamom Cake with While Pears & White Chocolate

This exceptionally beautiful cake is on the cover of Home Made Winter by Yvette van Buren. Quoting her, “This recipe has been published all over in magazines and newspapers, but I really don’t care; since it’s so good and looks so cool, it belongs in this collection.” I agree. This cake is so breathtaking it…

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Cookbook Review: Making Frozen Vegan Treats by Nicole Weston

Yesterday I blogged a little book in the Storey Basics line: How to Make Ice Cream by Nicole Weston. Nicole has another book in this series that is equally excellent: Making Frozen Vegan Treats. Okay, I know, you see the word “vegan” and you begin to think … Vegans have sweet tooths, too, folks. In…

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Bannock Bread from Home Made Winter by Yvette van Boven

    How do you judge a cookbook? Look? Pictures? Comfort factor of recipes? Excitement of new recipes? Suzen and I use all those techniques but we also apply the “first recipe in the book test.” We open a book to the very first recipe and we make it. What better way to begin to…

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