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Ultimate Strawberry Margarita from Rick Bayless

  Ultimate is one of those words that just might seem a bit egotistical. The ultimate? The best? “Best drink ever,” Suzen beamed at me. She meant it. “How did you do this?” “Sugar,” I said. “I know that. What else?” “Aperol.” “No. Tell me the truth or I’ll be forced to …” “It’s Aperol.”…

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Strawberry Puree

  There they are. Perfect strawberries. That perfection is, unfortunately, short lived. One technique for both preserving flavor and giving you culinary options is to make a puree that can last for up to five days in your refrigerator. Once you have puree, it can be used in beverages – like a killer strawberry margarita.…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie for the Fourth of July from Ken Haedrich

Rhubarb is a funny word. “Getting into a rhubarb” is an old-fashioned yet common expression, one I have yet to find the origins of. Rhubarb has been cultivated for over 5,000 years, beginning in China where it began its life as a spice and medicine. Rhubarb, in the age of Marco Polo, was pricier than…

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Wonderful Food at the Portland Saturday Farmers Market

  Suzen and I are in Portland, Oregon visiting relatives. We met with an old friend, Delores Custer, author of the fabled Food Styling book. Delores took us on a grand tour of the Saturday farmers market in the South Park Blocks of downtown Portland. Now, I do have a picture of Suzen and Delores…

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