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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

An abundance of winter squash in my CSA basket and an invitation to a cookie swap inspired me to try this pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe from King Arthur Flour. Wow. What a great recipe. The result is a rich, pumpkiny-spicy-chocolatey … Continue reading

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Local Cake

Local eating isn’t only about fresh fruits and vegetables. Cakes can use local ingredients too! Encouraged by a cake baking class I took recently, I decided to try my hand at making a sacher torte. This rich, chocolatey cake traditionally … Continue reading

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Adventures with Crabapples

Every spring, the crabapple trees that line the streets of this neighborhood burst into spectacular pink and white bloom. This is how the tree behind our house looked last May. It turns out the trees have other uses aside from the … Continue reading

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A Basic Quiche Recipe

Quiche is fairly easy to make and is a good way to cook with local ingredients. Here’s the basic recipe that I use: 4 eggs 1  1/2 cups milk 1/2 to 1 cup grated cheese salt and herbs to taste … Continue reading

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Bread Pudding +

I love anything custard-y, so bread pudding is high on my list of things to make. It’s a really versatile dish that can be made sweet or savory and varied with all sorts of additions, so it can easily be … Continue reading

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Zucchini Bread

Autumn has come and with it the end of what-am-I-going-to-do-with-all-this-zucchini season. Earlier this week I used my one last, lone zucchini to make one of my favorite treats – zucchini bread. This quick bread freezes well so it is a way, though … Continue reading

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Elderberry Muffins

Another thing I am going to miss when my house sells is the elderberry bushes. There was a great crop this year. Here they are, just beginning to ripen. Even though they were turning ripe right around the time that I … Continue reading

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Hazelnuts

One thing I’m really going to miss about my old house when it finally sells is the hazelnut bushes. There are four of them, planted by the previous owner. I’ve been getting some pretty good harvests from them in the … Continue reading

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Spruce Tip Shortbread

In my quest for interesting things to do with spruce tips, I’ve come across numerous recipes for spruce tip shortbread. This definitely appeals to my love of baking, not to mention eating, cookies. I decided to try the recipe here because … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out the Jam Cupboard

I found this cool old cookbook in my mother’s kitchen. I think she found it in her mother’s kitchen. I probably won’t want to try the recipe for jellied chicken, though the one for shredded wheat with malted milk looks … Continue reading

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