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Daring Cooks: Edible containers

Renata of Testado, Provado & Aprovado! was the Daring Cooks’ April 2011 hostess. Renata challenged us to think “outside the plate” and create our own edible containers! Prizes are being awarded to the most creative edible container and filling, so vote on your favorite from April 17th to May 16th at The Daring Kitchen. I […]

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Mead – not just from the olden days

When I hear the word “mead” I immediately have thoughts of the “olden days” and warriors downing huge mugs of the stuff before they go off to battle.  I did a little research to see if in fact, I was correct and found a fascinating history of mead on the Medovina website.  Below is a […]

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Bon Appétit – RSVP Redux (June and July)

The ever-fabulous Barb of Vino Luci Style (who is also my friend and my web designer!) recently began to highlight recipes from Bon Appétit’s RSVP section.  When I saw her gorgeous Blueberry Cornmeal Cake from the May issue, I knew that I wanted to join in the fun too. For those who don’t know, the […]

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Celebrate with watermelon!

This past weekend, there have been some winners and losers with the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.  As an Australian, I didn’t grow up knowing and loving football because down there, they call it soccer and play what they call football with a different ball and a whole different set of rules!  I […]

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Mango, avocado and shrimp salad

Mango, avocado and shrimp salad

From guest blogger Cathy: One of my favorite summer salads – the kind that will make you want to eat any leftovers straight out of the container standing in front of the fridge after the party’s over – is so simple, so delicious, and so visually appealing that I promise you are going to want […]

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An oldie but a goodie!

An oldie but a goodie!

This New York Times recipe from 1997 has become our “go to” dish recently – it’s so easy but so impressive – always a great combination in the kitchen! 1. Make the dredge 1 cup sugar2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced1 1 1/2-inch slice fresh ginger, […]

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