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Brian’s Triple Raspberry Treat

Yesterday I posted a cookbook review for Skinny Sippers, a volume of cocktail recipes with a twist [no pun intended]. Each of the recipes in Skinny Sippers gives you a lovely cocktail in under 150 calories. The recipes are dotted with ideas for using fruit, fruit and vegetables juices, and diet mixers to provide deep…

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Raspberry Adobo Agua Fresca

  Growing up in Oregon, I was surrounded in spring and summer by fields of berries, mostly strawberry because they have higher productivity than raspberries. And strawberries behave themselves, while raspberries tend to “grow wild” and spread out of control. They are members of the rose family after all. The United States grows 9% of…

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Red Velvet Cake Roll from Flo Braker

  “What do you think of this?” Suzen showed me a picture. Quite an attractive picture. “You know I’m color blind,” I said. “Blue-green. Not red. You don’t run red lights.” “Not with you in the car,” I said. “So? What do you think?” “I think it’s spectacular.” Actually, I could barely contain myself. This…

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Raspberry Shrub Syrup and Beverage

  Man goes into a bar. [Sorry, for timing reasons it has to be a man.] The bar is in New York City. The man pulls his stool up to the edge of the bar. Sawdust shuffles as the stool legs scrape along the floor. The bartender, large and flush, says, “What’ll you have?” The…

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