Lemon-Lime Tart

October 22, 2012
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This dessert is quite easy and yields spectacular results. The filling is made by whisking it in a double boiler, which adds a lovely lightness to it. The combination of lemon and lime in the creamy filling gives it a tangy  and tart zing balanced with a bit of sweetness. There is nothing like fresh juice for […]

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Perfect Creamy Cheesecake

September 18, 2012
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There are many different recipes for and ways to make cheesecake, and I’ve tried many of them. This is my favorite, and very easy. Don’t beat the filling too much – it adds air that will make the batter mound in the middle while baking and cause cracks in the top as it cools. Assemble […]

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Triple Chocolate Fudge Cookies

September 16, 2012
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Semi sweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate, and cocoa combine to give these moist, chewy cookies a rich depth of flavor that goes well with a cup of cold milk or cup of hot coffee. They are quick and easy to make, and oh so wonderful. I dare you to be able to tell the difference if you make the […]

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Ruby Throated Hummingbird

September 13, 2012
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This little hummer perched on the support wire in our garden for quite a while. He had a beautiful vibrant red neck and I was able to capture a bit of that when he turned his head just the right way.  He was quite a fluffy little guy.   Enjoying the early evening sunlight. This was […]

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Layered Mexican Salad (raw and vegan)

August 31, 2012
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I’m excited about this new recipe. Crunchy, creamy and incredibly flavorful, this wonderful salad features the best of summer’s vegetables. Sweet corn, ripe tomatoes (preferably heirloom) and avocados parter with crisp jicama, lettuce and a zesty cilantro vinaigrette. Cashew-based sour cream brings it all together. Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients. This […]

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Dulce de Leche Macaroons

July 29, 2012
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Only four ingredients – how easy is that? This is my latest entry for Project Pastry Queen. When I made these, they flattened out quite a bit but are still delicious. Make sure you pack the coconut into the measuring cup rather than just sprinkling it in. The macaroons have a delicate coconut taste balanced […]

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Today’s Inspiration

July 22, 2012
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Kale Avocado Salad

July 18, 2012
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Some people avoid raw kale because of its chewy texture. Working an acid such as lime juice into the kale does a great job of softening it. The lime juice combines with sweet ripe tomatoes and buttery avocado to form a creamy dressing. Wash kale, spin dry and strip the leaves off of the stems […]

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Knit Peapod Baby Hat

July 5, 2012
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Baby’s mom was kind enough to let him model the hat for me. When I first made this adorable cozy Baby Cocoon, I thought it needed a matching hat. After some experimenting, I worked out the pattern, and I’m very happy with the results. The Peapod hat is knit with bulky weight yarn on large […]

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Thai Inspired Kale Chips

June 28, 2012
thai kale chips

Kale chips are a trendy item these days. Most recipes call for simply adding some oil and salt to fresh kale and baking it until crisp. These Thai flavored chips are more complicated, but the results are oh so worth it. They can be baked in the oven, but this raw method does a better […]

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