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Borscht & Rhubarb Cake // El Borscht y Torta de Ruibarbo

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Sunday: Spaghetti & Olive, Feta and Herb Bread // Domingo: Espagueti y Pan de Hierbas con Olivas y Queso de Feta

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Cornbread

Light and fluffy cornbread. Justin & I happened across a can (yes, a can) of vegetarian baked beans. What better thing to go with baked beans than cornbread? A few weeks ago I was researching bean pots because I really want to make baked beans from scratch. I love the idea of a giant simmering […]

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Sweet Spot No. 522

Yes, it actually is the most beautiful thing I have ever baked. Amaze your friends with this ridiculously easy recipe:

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Hailstorms Make Soup & Muffins…

Sometimes life events dictate your meals. At least in our house it is this way. This afternoon we had this out-of-the-blue “captain insano” hailstorm that wiped out most of our garden. It will probably survive, just most of what was close to harvesting nature harvested for us is all. What that basically boils down to […]

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Buguettes: the First Run…

So about a week ago, David mentioned that he was going to a food conference in Richmond and would I bake some bread for the event. Of course I would. He told me he’d like to have the bread for dipping in oil & vinegar, so we agreed that baguettes would be the best choice. […]

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We never tire of Mediterranean Food…

Making pitas was a challenge for me. I got the recipe from thefreshloaf.com but the first couple times I made them I didn’t get the full expansion in the oven until I altered the recipe some, adding a couple tablespoons of wheat gluten & a couple tablespoons of dairy (milk, but I think yogurt would […]

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Not-so-Sticky Buns for Obama, Yes!

What better way to celebrate a Sunday morning than lovely, sweet delicious ObamaBuns. Not too sticky, no! Chock full of almond paste with brown sugar and butter, oh yes!

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Cast Iron (and how to love it)

Cast iron is one of those things that once a person gets into, rarely do they give it up. I forget who it was that introduced me to my first skillet, but I haven’t been the same since. I have always appreciated simple things. I enjoy the straight-forward and the honest. Cast iron is one […]

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Hot Pita Lovin’

I saw a recipe on thefreshloaf.com for Pita bread and recalled I had a can of chickpeas in the pantry that would make a super nice hummus. Paired up with the falafel and the bounty of vegetables we have on hand.. well, it was a formula for Mediterranean Night!