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Cucumber Gazpacho

Light, quick, refreshing. No, not just refreshing, penetrating. Here is gazpacho without a hint of red. It’s all green: cucumber, jalapeno, avocado. And it’s delicious. From start to eating, it’s 30 minutes for this because you do need some time for this soup to chill. While it is chilling, you can turn to the garnishes…

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Cookbook Review: Della Fattoria Bread

It is very true that, when you get off the plane in San Francisco and smell the air and feel the sunshine, you know you have landed in a different world. Northern California is an intensely rich culinary hive. Farms and orchards, fisherman and bakers, candy makers, green restaurant revolutionaries, wine makers, cheese gurus —…

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Chocolate Nutmeg Cupcakes & Glossy Coffee Frosting

“We’re making this,” Suzen announced. We had a family dinner to attend and, as usual, our contribution was dessert. I had a Roasted Banana Bread Pudding in mind, because I always bring chocolate and I was feeling guilty about that “always” stuff. Time for something new. So what does my not-so-fond-of-desserts wife hone in on?…

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Cookbook Review: Vintage Pies by Anne Haynie Collins

If you love pie, or wish you could, then Vintage Pies by Anne Haynie Collins is volume you can use now and in the spring and summer and fall. Pie in some form should be a year round experience. Anne lets you have that experience with authenticity. A pie fanatic, Anne focuses here on those…

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