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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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Black Pepper Syrup

  That picture is the incredible residue from making Black Pepper Syrup. The syrup is for beverages. There is a beverage idea just below and a full blown beverage recipe coming tomorrow. I investigate several black peppery syrup recipes but this is the one I like because it uses far more pepper — a full…

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Apricot and Lemon and Habanero Honey Cooler

“Do you crave a drink in the morning,” the doctor asked me. I was having a home physical from my insurance company. They wanted to know my drinking habits. I pondered how to answer. Time, finally time for the truth. I summoned my courage. “In the morning? I’ll kill anyone between me and macchiato.” I…

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