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Fresh Fruit Galette: An Easy Fall Fruit Dessert

Galettes are one of the happiest recipes you can imagine. They are bursting with flavor, flavor that is obvious from that open face. Ah, the open face. So much, much easier to make a galette than a “perfect pie” crust. There is nothing wrong with being rustic, and there are in fact some benefits. You…

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Fruit Butters from Brunch by Gale Gand

Tomorrow is Easter, and besides chocolate eggs, many households will be sharing an Easter brunch with pancakes, or [better] waffles, or [best] French toast. Or [better best] big, soft wondrous Southern biscuits. What do all those dishes need in common? Butter. But why just plain butter when you can incorporate the flavors of spring or…

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Ambrosia Fruit Salad for Brunch Dessert

In Greek mythology, ambrosia was the food of the gods. What better way to conclude a brunch than with an Ambrosia Fruit Salad, filed with fruit, yogurt, coconut, whipping cream, … And miniature marshmallows. I’m not kidding. It’s listed as an optional ingredient below. We offered this for a family brunch a couple of weeks…

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Brooklyn Soda Works: The Best in New Beverage Oppourtunites

      Brooklyn Soda Works is a brand new firm with a flotilla of ideas. They create artisanal carbonated juices employing only fresh squeezed juices and minimal amounts of cane sugar. Suzen and I met them today, Sunday, at the upscalel New Amsterdam Market in lower Manhattan. We tried their Grapefruit, Jalapeno and Honey. It’s…

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