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Spruce Tip Poundcake

Spruce tips are tasty and apparently loaded with vitamin C, and since they are abundant where I live, I am always looking for ways to cook with them. Spruce tips are the new growth that emerges at the end of … Continue reading

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Carrot Cookies

I picked up some rather hefty carrots at the farm stand this week. They just seemed to be crying out, “Grate us up and bake something with us.” So I did. I decided on these carrot cookies: Carrot Cookies 1 … Continue reading

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Winter Berries

Have you ever heard of jack fruit? I hadn’t either, until I heard a segment about it on a radio cooking show the other day. The recipes sounded fun but I thought to myself, why would I bend over backwards … Continue reading

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A Gingerbread Recipe

I love gingerbread. I love applesauce. I love recipes that include pumpkin or winter squash. So I love this recipe for gingerbread.   Applesauce or Pumpkin Gingerbread 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup white flour 3/4 cup brown sugar … Continue reading

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Something You Don’t Need to Try

After an initial experiment baking with dandelion flowers – I made dandelion biscuits – I decided to drop the idea of dandelion baked goods because the flowers didn’t seem to add anything to the final product – no taste, no texture. … Continue reading

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Local Cake #2

When I woke up this morning, the outside temperature was several degrees below zero. So I decided to stay in and bake a cake. I chose this recipe for “harvest cake,” a layer cake based on grated vegetables – carrots, … 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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