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Biscuits!

If you’re ever wondered what a 500-degree oven is for, it’s for cooking these little beauts: I haven’t made ‘em since…  oh gosh, probably since my previous life as a Victorian housewife.  But I made ‘em this morning.  The recipe I use (this time around anyway) derives from “Harriet’s Southern Biscuits” out of Jeff Smith’s [...]

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Orange-Almond Polenta Cake

This is a delightfully light and fluffy cake with the pleasant taste of oranges and a hint of almonds. It’s also super-easy to make. I am slightly disappointed that it doesn’t have the consistency of baked polenta– it has more of a cornbread consistency, but lighter. I’m sure I could tweak the recipe to make [...]

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Kumquat Nut Bread

Lipby and I went to Florida this past winter to visit his parents. We arrived, coincidentally enough, during the Kumquat Festival, and we just had to go. We all took a shuttle bus into Dade City, and were treated to kumquats, whole and in various preparations. Lipz and I bought a huge box of meiwa [...]

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Cheddar Dill Beer Bread

We had lots of bottles of beer leftover from our last get-together. Since I can’t really drink beer anymore (more on this later), I figured I’d try to cook with some of it. I’ve made beer bread in the past. I don’t recommend using a dark beer like a stout or a porter, as the [...]

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(photo by Angie) Angie is a top-notch scientist, craftologist, and baker. Her zest for life is evident in everything she does. She’s another person with whom I’d love to have dinner with someday. Here, she shares with us her version of “Mexicanized” scones, redolent with my favorite spice, cinnamon. ********** Experimenting with spices. One of [...]

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photo by Yoko Mari makes this for her Thanksgiving celebration.  When she described it to Dragonia and I one night sitting around the Bevin fountain, I remarked that it sounded kind of like a Yodel.  She didn’t know what that was, though.  And while you can’t carry two entire pumpkin rolls in your lunch box, [...]

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