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Brian’s Peach and Berry Sangria

A month ago, we were wondering if spring would ever come. Cold and nasty in the Catskills. And in fact, spring never came. It is suddenly in the 80’s or 90’s each day. Somehow the leaves all came out in a couple of weeks and it is now green, sweltering and the perfect weather for…

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Summer Trifle for New Year’s Day from The Homemade Kitchen

In The Homemade Kitchen, Alana Chernila calls this a Summer Trifle. And indeed we usually offer up this dish with mounds of fresh summer fruit. However, nowadays even in the dead of winter you can get berries galore. Fresh peaches? No, I admit we can’t find those, but that deficiency is just the perfect excuse…

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Mixed Berry Galette from Dessert of the Day by Kim Laidlaw

Kim Laidlaw’s Dessert of Day has lovely recipe ideas for every single day of the year. This gallant galette is perfect for the coming 4th of July holiday. On the 4th, you may be overbooked. There’s the fireworks, of course, but also that feast before. Perhaps a picnic, soccer games or a family outing. You…

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Tiny Biscuits with Crème Fraiche and Berries from Gale Gand

Size does matter. But gigantic is not always best. Sometimes, sometimes elegance comes in a small bundle carefully articulated. Here’s a perfect example. We tend to bake “big.” Big cookies, big muffins, big shortcakes slathered in a mountain of whipped cream studded with strawberries. Here’s a different twist: tiny biscuits flavored themselves with honey and…

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