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Cookbook Review: Patisserie Made Simple by Edd Kimber

Edd Kimber is a British baking fanantic. He started as a kid, spends lots of time in France doing research, and just happens to be the winner of the first season of The Great British Bake Off. In this lovely book, Edd takes those treats stacked in patisserie windows, the things you want but could…

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The Deer and the Herb Garden

Our upstate house was designed around our culinary life. A dining room faces the stream. Our kitchen the meadow. Just outside the kitchen is our herb garden we plant on Memorial Day and use until deep into the fall. We had plans for the garden this year, this Thanksgiving. The deer apparently gave up on…

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Happy Thanksgiving

Suzi and I hope that your holiday is happy and filled with delightful flavors. We are snuggled in upstate New York, cooking, hoping for a little snow and getting ready for Friday. Thirty years ago we met, fell in love very quickly, married and began our kitchen experiences. We know how food can bond people,…

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Cookbook Review: The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook by Stephanie Pedersen

It is there. Somewhere. A little metal can of spices you use once or twice a year. As Thanksgiving approaches, we instinctively buy a can of pumpkin pie spice mix and that one purchase can hang around for years, if not a decade. Probably after two or three years, there has been some degradation, don’t…

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