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The simple pleasure of tea

A reader wrote to me recently with these comments:   I just finished another of your books and I really enjoy them……In your stories the women drink a variety of teas…..I’d like to find a good breakfast tea to replace coffee in the morning, is there one that you would recommend? So many choices on the shelves its […]

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August 30, 2011

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 🙂 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 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

Grilled lemon slices

I’m sure everyone in the world has thought of doing this but me–but you know how it is when you discover something stunningly simple and delicious: Hey-sanna, Ho-sanna, Sanna-sanna hey!* I’ve been grilling lemons with chicken breasts and it is amazingly delcious. And easy. Chicken breasts with Grilled Lemons and Sauteed Spinach   Serves 4 Olive […]

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June 10, 2009

Slow cooked apple butter

I actually thought I’d posted this recipe already, but I must have posted it on a private loop somewhere. As promised on Twitter: the recipe I’ve been following for slow-cooked apple butter. It’s a joy to make because it fills the house with its heady fragrance for hours and hours and hours.  Easy, too, aside […]

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February 4, 2009