Blueberry Lime Jam

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July. Summer. Fruit Season. Blueberries… {swoon} As someone who didn’t grow up with access to fresh ones, I’m grateful that I’ve been able to enjoy them as much as I can want for the past decade, call me a late blue-mer, if you wish. I bought close to three kilos of these plump indigo-colored berries […]

Will Write For Food

If you’re a food blogger, then you probably know Dianne Jacob. If you’re a food writer and/or a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), you probably know her as well. IF you are either of the two and don’t know her,  get with the program {smile}. She wrote this gem of a […]

Recipe for German Chocolate Cake and our Olympic Mitts Winner

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Samuel German created the Baker’s brand’s “German’s Sweet Chocolate”, which inspired this recipe. This cake has nothing to do with Germany at all. On the other hand, it’s all about the light and moist chocolate layers topped with custard-y caramel with coconut and toasted pecans – perfection in every bite.

Eggplant and Chard Lasagne and Being a Reluctant Gardener

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In case you’re in the mood for lasagne, and up for something different, try this Eggplant and Chard Lasagne. Yes, it’s vegetarian and it’s incredibly good in a Wow-That’s-Vegetarian?! kind of way. I served it to a group of carnivores who whined (a little) before tasting it. They shut up after the first bite. Then, […]

Neapolitan-Style Pizza Dough Recipe and Some Exciting News

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I’ve been participating in, and hosting, snail mail exchanges online since 2001. Last December, we had the Secret Santa Foodie, where everybody got together to spread some holiday cheer. I ‘met’ a lot of new people, including Adrienne Mitra, who owns a travel agency with her husband. What’s so interesting is that they offer fully-customized […]

Strawberry Ganache Fudge Cake: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

“I love you more than rainbows.” – Ryan Bingham (best original song, Crazy Heart) When I heard that, I went “AWWW”. How cute was that speech at the Oscar’s?! [I’m a total sap!] I’m watching it as I type, can you tell? This (raw) fudge cake might just be more lovable than those colorful arches. […]