Tiramisu…A Special Occasion Dessert

Tiramisu…A Special Occasion Dessert. Tiramisu translates to pick me up, pull me up, or make me happy and that it does. Italy’s best known dessert seems to make everyone happy. This delectable creamy and indulgent dessert with a slight taste of coffee can be found not only in Italian restaurants but restaurants around the world. But […]

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Candied Flowers…Perfect For A Special Occasion

Hundreds of tiny inconspicuous wild strawberries and violets can be found at the edge of our apple orchard next to the surrounding woodlands. Their tiny blossoms are edible and make wonderful decorative Candied Flowers…Perfect For A Special Occasion. While not as showy or flamboyant as the apple and pear blossoms are during spring, these tiny flowers […]

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Stir-Fried Beef With Broccoli, Peppers And Onions

Asian inspired food, especially Chinese, is one of the most popular cuisines found around the world. Whether it is eaten in a restaurant or ordered for takeout to have at home, we all seem to enjoy it. Stir-Fried Beef With Broccoli, Peppers and Onions is a savory dish of tender slices of beef and crisp […]

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Apple Blossom Time In New England

Apple blossom time in New England is beautiful. I love looking out the windows at the  orchard that surrounds our home. Once outside, it is such a pleasure to view the apple and pear trees in all their glory. Walking under the canopy of blossoms, smelling the subtle fragrance of the flowers, hearing the buzz of […]

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Harira, A Moroccan Chickpea And Lentil Soup

If you are like me and have ever dreamed about traveling to Morocco, your first thoughts might be of intriguing alleyways leading to exotic markets filled with conical mounds of saffron, cumin, turmeric and paprika. Wandering a little further on there would be stalls with earthenware jars filled with olives, preserved lemons and spicy harissa. […]

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