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Honey and Maple Butter

It is Sunday, November 30, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. This is one of the biggest travel days of the year. Millions of Americans will take to cars, planes, buses, even boats and the occasional motorcycle — all headed home. It’s important to begin this day with a serious breakfast. Pancakes, toast aplenty, biscuits and probably…

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Creamy Maple Syrup Dressing

  You always want delicious. To achieve delicious and have it be super simple is quite extraordinary. There are times when the ordinary vinaigrette, though splendid, becomes a tad boring. And there are times when a cheese dip for your crudité is just too “same old thing.” We owe thanks, therefore, to the Ontario Maple…

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Bourbon and Honey Glazed Carrots from Bourbon by Kathleen Purvis

  Last Saturday I lamented the obscurity of carrots on restaurant menus. Carrots are no longer exciting it seems. They are have become secondary and that is regrettable. On Saturday, the recipe was carrots + onions + parsley for a blended dish with alternating spikes of carrot and onion flavor. This recipe is quite different.…

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Mint Syrup from Payard Desserts

  This is how the conversation went. We were standing in our garden ten years ago holding a couple of small mint plants in their little plastic containers. Fresh from the green house. “Will these survive?” Suzen asked. It had been a hard winter. “In Oregon, mint grows like a weed,” I said. It did.…

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