Cranberry-Walnut Pumpkin Loaves – Baking with Julia

What was I thinking when I signed up to participate in a baking blog when I KNOW I don’t turn the oven on in the summer unless I am being paid to. Oh yes, I signed up because I adore the book “Baking with Julie”, by Dorie Greenspan. And I REALLY do love baking. So, … Continue reading

Mediterranean Breads

My dream, when I left home and relocated in the Hudson Valley, was to work in culinary publishing. I had no idea what a competitive field it was but eventually found a job with a local publishing company after culinary school. While the primary focus of my job is not culinary based, I do get … Continue reading

Pizza Rustica – Baking with Julia

To new beginnings, Baking with Julia and Tuesdays with Dorie…

Easiest Garlic Scape Recipe

I have, of course heard of garlic scapes. I also actually knew they were the top growths of the garlic plant. What I didn’t know was the scape has to be cut from the plant so nutrients and growth is redirected to the bulb. I also didn’t have a clue what to do with this … Continue reading

Requited food love (part 1)

June Food  Magazine Reviews:  After years of buying virtually every food magazine on the stands, I had to narrow it down to a small hand full. The stacks were piling up to a height that could very easily put me on the same level of the hoarders that surround themselves with towers of newspapers.   … Continue reading

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