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Raspberry Lassi

I know I shouldn't post information like this, but I am not a Breakfast Eater. Please, don't tell me breakfast is The Most Important Meal of the Day. I have read the reports and do not need to be reminded Breakfast Eaters consume fewer calories...

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Thai Chicken Kebabs

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Thai Chicken Kebabs on Coconut Rice"][/caption] I knew the black raspberry photo session went too well. Having taken a good 40 or so shots, I downloaded the pictures to my computer via my incredibly handy new CF card reader. To do this, I...

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Garlic Scape and Fresh Herb Pesto

Yesterday I issued a plea for ideas of what to do with garlic scapes. The answers rolled in. I heard from people via Twitter, Facebook, email and the comments section. Thank you all. I was thrilled with your response. Of course, with so many great solutions...

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Rhubarb Muffins Two Ways

Since I didn't blog yesterday I'm double dipping today. First I'm answering Debbie's question from her contest entry. She asks. What's the difference between a sweet potato and a yam? Seems Debbie isn't the only one who's confused. Google yielded 24,700 hits when I typed in her question....

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Homemade Version of Starbucks Oat and Fruit Bars

I had hoped to post on Friday, but this is how my first attempt at the requested Starbucks Oat and Fruit Bars turned out. They tasted great, but I had to eat them with a spoon. If Anja wanted granola, I could have just pointed you...

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Scotch Marmalade Recipe

Andrew might have dropped the jar of whisky, but I dropped the ball. Two posts on Scotch Marmalade and no recipe? I thought I'd linked the original story to the article, but it turns out I hadn't. And people have noticed. This is my variation on...

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

I haven't bought bottled salad dressing in years. Not only is homemade vinaigrette quick and easy to make, it tastes so much better than the store bought versions, I no longer even bother to walk down the dressing aisle. Ask me about the latest trends...

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Oatmeal Flax Squares

I've been experimenting with flax seeds lately. I know they're full of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and cancer-fighting lignans, but truth be told, I'm attracted to their crunch and nutty taste. So when Linda Braun's Everything Flax (Whitecap, 2009) hit the shelves, I just had to...

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Avocado Oil

Avocado photo © Simon Goldenberg. Published under a creative commons license. In the movie Oh, God! George Burns, as The Almighty, admits the avocado might have been his one mistake. He made the pit too big. While I appreciate the creation of avocados, I do wonder...

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Christmas Cookies — Simple Shortbread Cookies

I could eat this entire stack of shortbreads in one sitting, but will restrain myself. I must leave some for others. With no Scottish thistles pressed into the surface or fancy rosette piping, these are the ugly ducklings of the icebox cookie set. They are also,...

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