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Blackberry Roll from Around the Southern Table by Sarah Belk

Last week I wrote a TBT cookbook review for Around the Southern Table by Sarah Belk. It’s a tour de force of historic Southern dishes with loving emphasis on those ingredients we now call “local and fresh.” In a Southern spring, blackberries abound. In the New Orleans of a century ago, Blackberry Pie or Tarte…

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Office Improvements

Do you have a difficult time with your office? The desk? The things? All those things? Getting a wireless mouse for my computer was supposed to eliminate that cluttering wire that was always in the way. But with no wire, I now was losing my mouse. I simply could not find it in the mass…

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Blackberry Cornmeal Shortcakes from Home Baked Comfort by Kim Laidlaw

Kim Laidlaw’s Home Baked Comfort is filled with sweet and savory ideas to bring a true sense of comfort from you kitchen to your table. If that is, you wait for the dish to be transferred out of the kitchen. In this case, I don’t think the results will travel that far. Cornmeal does transform…

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Asparagus in Cider Sauce from Edwardian Cooking by Larry Edwards

“You’ll like it,” my wife said. It was Season 3 of Downton Abbey and I had avoided Seasons 1 and 2. I watched one episode and was hooked. Suzen and I are, of course, intrigued by the food: the basement kitchen where it all begins, the main floor dining room where dish after dish arrives…

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