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Nudo – straight from the grove

I recently had the good fortune to be on the receiving end of some exquisite products from a company called Nudo Italia, courtesy of the kind folks at YC Media.  Nudo is a family-run co-operative between nine small, olive producers in small hilltop village in the Marche region of Italy.  Best known for its unique […]

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Tea, Candy, Pies and Pork – oh my!

Nutty Pop Ingredients 230g white sugar 140g brown sugar 90g glucose 230g raw whole almonds 230g raw mammoth pecans 60g popped popcorn pinch salt 90g butter 90g water Method In a large heavy bottom pot, mix white sugar, brown sugar, glucose, salt and water. Bring to a boil and add butter. Using a candy thermometer, […]

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Les Petits Chefs – Food Revolution Week 11

Jamie Oliver’s Pea and Mint Soup Jamie says: A delicious soup which is lovely hot, or cold with a squeeze of lemon juice in the summer. My wife likes hers with a portion of fries on the side, to dip into the soup – naughty but nice! Serves 6-8 2 carrots 2 celery stalks 2 […]

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Mactweets June – Rumble in the Jungle

When I saw that Mactweets’ June theme was “Take a Walk on the Wild Side“, I had but one thought in mind: jungle. And when I think “jungle,” I think this book: I used this when I taught English at the British Council in Paris years ago and both my 7-year-old students and I absolutely […]

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Easy and Elegant Dinner Party (shorties welcome!)

It all began with an email invitation to apply to host an “Easy and Elegant Dinner Party” sponsored by Calphalon and Williams Sonoma and the House Party website.  Both Neil and I received an invite, as we are on the Calphalon mailing list and I jumped at the chance because if you were picked, you […]

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