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Blackberry Balsamic Crostata

Tweet Seasonal fresh fruits are nutritious and delicious any time of the year but, I find the berries of summer to be a special treat. They can be added to yogurt, cereal or granola, used in or on your favorite pancakes,¬†transformed into jams or baked into scones. I usually just serve them plain or with […]

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Raspberry Preserves

Tweet I haven’t done traditional canning in years. I much prefer recipes that do not require special equipment, take very little time to prepare and no hot-water-bath for the jars is required. This freezer recipe fits my definition of canning (especially during the hot summer months) perfectly. You can use canning jars, but any clean […]

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Balsamic Berries

Tweet Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale, the richly-flavored, slightly sweet, vinegar, from Modena, Italy, in the Emilia-Romania region, has been enjoyed by Italians for centuries. Balsamic vinegar, a versatile condiment, is an absolute must in my pantry. I use it almost daily in everything from marinades (marinated melanzane) and salads, (tonno e cannellini) to main dishes (balsamic-braised […]

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Mini Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes

Tweet Sometimes I just want a little something sweet! Have you ever made a batch of pancakes on Sunday morning (or any morning) and had a little batter leftover? So, do you save the batter or throw it out? I rarely throw away food, so the next morning (with just enough batter to make a […]

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