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Toasted Angel Food Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Kim Laidlaw’s Dessert of Day has a suggested dessert for each one of the 365 days our planet needs to circle the sun. You could just follow the book, day by day, around the spinning year. But, but, there are these photos by Erin Kunkel that really make you want to jump around. Change orbits,…

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Brian’s Grapefruit Shrub Margarita or the Swift Paloma

  I love margaritas and all their variations. Thing is, sometimes I want a margarita on the spot. No, I don't want to turn to a commercial "margarita" mix with artificial citrus flavor and preservatives. The wonder about a margarita is the power of the fresh citrus. For me, of course, "fresh" can mean preserved…

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Grapefruit Shrub from A Modern Guide to Sherry

Shrubs are making a comeback and deservedly so. Not the shrubs you plant. It's the shrumbs you drink. With delight. Actually, the term "shrub" covers both the ultimate beverage and the “drinking vinegar” that is its flavor base. A vinegared syrup is mixed with spirits, water, or carbonated water and enjoyed as a most refreshing…

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Crimson and White Citrus Salad

It is the Saturday after Thanksgiving. You may be fooded out. The thought of protein may cause the ends of your lips to dip in a shaky frown. You need, you want something light, easy to make, and as refreshing as a bite of a crisp autumn apple. No apples here, actually. But radishes thrive…

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