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Pavolva with Peaches and Blueberries

    Anna Pavlova was a famed Russian ballerina who was loved, if not worshipped, around the world. In 1926, in Wellington, New Zealand, she was performing and a hotel chef was creating. The chef wanted to honor Anna with something light, something ethereal. He succeeded. There are many, many pavlova recipes. Essentially, a large…

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Brian’s Blueberry Mojito

Last year was not a good one for our mint. It was late coming up, the stalks had few leaves, and the leaves were perforated by gobbling insects that I never saw. Or tasted. To my knowledge. This year, all that rain and now intense heat have given us a mint forest. The plants are…

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Blueberry Crumb Pie with Warm Blueberry Sauce from Carole Walter

The 4th of July approaches. Dessert is needed. There is nothing more American than blueberry pie on the 4th of July. For this treat, which we tested last weekend, Suzen turned to Great Pies and Tarts by Carole Walter. Carole is a friend, a wonderful author, and truly an American treasure. If you have not…

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Edible Food Styling: Perfect Blueberries

I love blueberries. They are not sweet enough but that can be remedied. And, as a side benefit, they can be made to look oh so beautiful. And, as a side side benefit, you can make double use of the flavors. There is one issue with blueberries that can cause pause. It’s how they look.…

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