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Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic

Tweet I prefer to use roasted garlic in dishes when I want a more mellow, slightly sweet garlic flavor. This is particularly true in those recipes that do not get cooked, such as, hummus, certain salad dressings and sauces. Roasting garlic is super simple and can be used in various ways, such as, adding it […]

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Fichi Marmellata

Tweet The first house I ever lived in on my own was in Willow Glen (San Jose area of California), and what Realtor’s would call “cozy and charming” meaning it was small and had a few quirks. But it was in an established neighborhood of cute Victorians and other older homes, was very clean and […]

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Watermelon Gorgonzola & Balsamic Drizzle

Tweet In Italy, watermelon is the most prominent fruit of the summer. After spending a day in the hot summer sun, there is nothing quite so refreshing as a cold juicy slice. Because watermelon is such a great thirst quencher, you will find a proliferation of fruit stands selling it by the slice or in […]

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Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

Tweet The first time I ever had lemon curd was also the first time I had a proper cup of tea. My mother and I were in Victoria, British Columbia, for a long weekend. (It’s a quick trip from San Francisco). We arrived by ferry at night, and were welcomed with the sight of the […]

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Cooking with Fresh Herbs

Tweet Cooking with fresh herbs is like icing a cake. Say you’ve made this delicious carrot cake and it is really good. Now, you spread on the luscious cream cheese icing and really good just transformed into really¬†great! Using fresh herbs in your recipes will complete the dish … it’s the icing on the cake. […]

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