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Strawberry Memory Heaven Cocktail from Wild Cocktails by Lottie Muir

  Yesterday I reviewed a wonderfully brilliant cocktail book, Wild Cocktails by Lottie Muir. The concept of this book is simple: go outdoors, into your garden or the forest, pick some elements of nature, and use them at home to make components: flavored liquors, shrubs, syrups. Then, combine the components into delightful and quite complex…

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Strawberry-Basil Lemonade from Kim Haasarud’s 101 Mojitos

It’s okay. It really, really is not lemonade. It’s a cocktail. On Monday, I posted a strawberry-basil agua fresca. It’s perfectly delicious, and does include some lemon juice. That strawberry-basil combination is just extraordinarily flavorful. The basil notes creep up and swirl in your mouth along with the dominant strawberry. So here, you keep the…

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Strawberry and White Chocolate Buttermilk Cake from Sherry Yard for 4th of July

For the upcoming 4th of July weekend, at some point you may require a spectacular dessert. Spectacular. It’s this one. This Strawberry and White Chocolate Buttermilk Cake is from the extraordinary pastry chef Sherry Yard. When she wrote her monumental tome Desserts by the Yard, she was working for Wolfgang puck. Now she’s about to…

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TBT Recipe: Strawberry Balsamic and Olive Oil Upside Down Cake

The website Food52 is a resource that you simply must visit. It’s a site beautiful both for its recipes and its visualizations. Suzen made this cake, and began boasting to me. As the family dessert maven, I took no offense. But I wondered if she had changed medications, or even doctors. After all, my wife…

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