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TBT Recipe: Fennel-Seared Pork Tenderloin with Blackberry Sauce

    This recipe will show you the full utility of the cast iron skillet you have hanging away. Even before you cook the pork loin, the skillet has had earlier duty roasting fennel seed for the rub that adorns the pork. This recipe, from The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, truly displays the skills of…

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Blackberry Sauce from The Cast Iron Skillet

  This recipe, from The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, displays the skills and Seattle-terroir of authors Sharon Kramis, Julie Kramis Hearne and Charity Burggraff. I blogged a full recipe earlier, this sauce with a fennel-seared pork loin. It was sumptuous, but I admit to falling love with the sauce. God forbid I suggest it replace…

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Big Momma’s Blackberry Jam Cake from the Loveless Cafe

Exceptional. Elegant. Ecumenical. I am not a raisin fan. Suzen is not big on walnuts. Yet we saw this picture and agreed to temporarily set aside our culinary differences. We would agree to raisins and walnuts. [Yes, we did put pecans on the edge!] I had no problem with the blackberry jam in the cake.…

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Blackberry Lemonade

Berry lemonades are eye opening. The sweetness of the berry is matched by the that tart lemon flavor. All tempered with sugar of course. This recipe, from Sips and Apps by Kathy Casey, is a nice variation. A berry syrup is combined with cold soda water. You can alter the syrup contribution to intensify or…

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