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Ramona’s Sunshine Fruit and Honey Bread

(A recipe from How to Bake a Perfect Life. ) These are actual texts from my sister a few days ago: Feb 5, 2011 7:13 pm Making sunshine fruit and honey bread ūüôā Feb 6, 2011 12:36 pm OMG OMG OMG. That bread is soooooo good I could prolly eat the whole thing!!! Feb. 7, […]

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February 9, 2011

The delights of British food

The Brits get a bad name over food, but I’m here to say there is a lot that’s lovely about British cooking. Saveur Magazine has a¬†feature today on their website about British Pub Food. ¬†I receive their emails and clicked right through to find this lovely menu: Welsh Rabbit, which I thought for years was […]

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January 26, 2011

Fresh, local food…from my backyard

Today, I harvested two handfuls of red potatoes from a black potato sack. I‚Äôve never grown potatoes before, afraid of them for no reason I can really pinpoint, maybe just because they grow deep in the mysterious earth and you have to dig them up.¬† How would I ever know when I should harvest them? […]

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October 5, 2010

Soup to warm your cold, cold bones

¬†I had a special request for this recipe, since the weather has been so cold in so many places.¬† This is from The Lost Recipe for Happiness, and it is Elena’s favorite soup: Abuela Maria Elena‚Äôs Posole 2 cups dried posole (dried whole hominy) 2 – 3 lb boneless pork shoulder 1/2 cup mild fresh […]

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January 13, 2010

Pain Grenoblois, or how I spent the afternoon

Raisin Nut Bread, made from a pate Viennoise starter, a little rye flour, and the liquide levain I’ve been working and working with. I also soaked the raisins in orange juice and a little bit of vanilla.¬† Isn’t it beautiful? I know what I’ll be eating for breakfast tomorrow!

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January 4, 2010

Giveaway! Salt of the earth…the sea…the mountains

¬† 12 days until the release of THE SECRET OF EVERYTHING¬† (Tuesday, December 29), and to celebrate, here is another little giveaway.¬† The Secret of Everything is centered in a little town that has, quite by accident, become a center of food culture.¬† One of the characters in the book is 8-year-old Natalie, who is […]

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December 18, 2009

Win a free ARC of THE SECRET OF EVERYTHING

THE SECRET OF EVERYTHING will be out in 27 26 days! Reader feedback so far has been extraordinary (check out the comments at GoodReads.com), and I’m very excited for everyone to read Tessa’s story.

To celebrate, I’ll offering a some little contests and giveaways over the next few weeks. This is the first one. I am giving away FOUR free ARCs of THE SECRET OF EVERYTHING. As soon as I draw names, I’ll run to the post office and mail them out, so you will have it by next Friday.

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December 3, 2009

Day of the Dead Bread and Chocolate

In The Lost Recipe for Happiness, by Barbara O’Neal, chef Elena Alvarez has good reasons to celebrate The Day of the Dead with great gusto. Here are two recipes, one for Mayan Hot Chocolate, and one for Pan de Muerto.

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October 31, 2009

The Deconstruction of Fish & Chips (via Top Chef)

At CR’s urging, I decided to give the deconstruction of fish & chips a try.¬† (For background on the Top Chef deconstruction challenge, read about it here.) My challenge¬†was to create a dish that would deconstruct fish & chips and end up tasting like the original.¬† Since the only ingredients in the traditional offering are […]

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September 28, 2009