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Olive Oil Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Ordinarily, I want my cake made with butter and not oil. It’s a personal preference matter. I just find oil-based cakes to be less attractive in terms of taste and texture. Except for olive oil cakes. Somehow a good olive oil seems to shine in creating a very special density and texture that I love…

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Roasted Strawberry and Jalapeno Freezer

There is that old tale, promoted by real estate agents, that if your house is going to be shown, then you should have chocolate chip cookies in the oven. The aroma will sell your house. Not that pool. Nonsense. You should have strawberries roasting. It’s far more poetic. From Cocktails for the Four Seasons, by Jenny…

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Nut Butter Scones from Maximum Flavors

  From Maximum Flavors comes this turn-the-world-around recipe for scones. Although the recipe below calls for nut butter and some kind of fruit, in the headnotes authors Aki Kamozawa and Alexander Talbot do give away their favorite combination: peanut butter and strawberries. I know that “peanut butter” says “butter” but I never think of it…

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On Photos and Rats and Strawberries: How to Shoot Your Food

  Suzie and I love our blog and the ability to share with your our culinary journeys. We’ve learned, from your responses and from what is happening on other food sites, that the opening picture is often worth far more than just 1000 words. If you compare our photos from a couple of years ago,…

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