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CHICKEN LIVER PATE WITH FRESH HERBS

You know when Edith Piaf is singing in your kitchen something wonderful will be cooking on the stove.  But first you must wander  into the garden and snip a basket of fresh herbs … some sage, a little marjoram and … Continue reading

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PANETTONE…CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST BREAD

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I have been making this Panettone recipe every Christmas for more than thirty years.  Our son would not consider it Christmas unless this gorgeous bread appeared on the breakfast table December 25th. Panettone is an Italian sweet bread that originated … Continue reading

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OLD FASHIONED MEYER LEMON NUT BREAD

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When you harvest fresh fruit from a Meyer lemon tree in the dark of winter you hold summer in your hand.   The fragrance of the blossoms.  The glossy leaves shining in the gray light.  Your fingers caressing the finely … Continue reading

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SAVORY CHEESE AND CHIVE BREAD

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I started baking cakes when I was nine or ten years old.  I made quick breads.  They were the easiest.  No whipping egg whites.  No careful folding of flour. Baking utensils were basic. An egg-beater for whipping egg whites and … Continue reading

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ULTIMATE BLUE RIBBON BANANA BREAD

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I made my first banana bread just after the second world war.  Bananas disappeared from the produce shelves during the war.   Rationing, torpedoed cargo ships and ships used for troop transport meant that many food items were simply not … Continue reading

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RETRO GARLIC BREAD

  Garlic bread  is so retro, so seventies, so easy to make,  that we forget why everyone enjoys it.  Home-made garlic bread is the first thing everyone reaches for at the table.    Five ingredients, three steps, that’s all you need … Continue reading

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SCRUMPTIOUS FRUIT SCONES

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Making scones is so easy and the results are so spectacular.  Over the years I have tried many recipes but this is the all time best.   From start to finish you can have scones on the breakfast table in just … Continue reading

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CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE … quick, easy and so delicious

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I have been making this coffee cake  for over fifty years.   I found the recipe in a Robin Hood Flour recipe book tucked into a bag of their flour.  Everything I baked from that little booklet was delicious.   The book … Continue reading

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WICKEDLY WONDERFUL WHITE BREAD

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  We’ve been so busy baking or buying artisan breads, healthy breads, 48 grain breads and so on,  we have forgotten wonderful white bread.  Not the pallid, gummy tasteless white bread sold in plastic bags.   But white bread, as it … Continue reading

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VEGETARIAN GRILLED EGGPLANT SWEET POTATO PIZZA

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  Saturday night in our home means pizza and a movie.    The heavenly aroma of baking pizza drifts through the kitchen.  We pour a robust glass of red wine and  put this absolutely outstanding pizza together.    We have probably made … Continue reading

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