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Anise & Apricots

This artisan apricot sourdough bread developed by Sophie MacKenzie is delightfully sweet yet has no sugar! I particularly enjoyed the unique subtle anise flavor created by adding anise seeds. Twice made, this recipe turned out to be fantastic sandwich bread or incredibly delicious sliced for snacking. Any sourdough bread baker would find this bread superContinue reading “Anise & Apricots”

Recipes between Friends

Recipes discovered online are great, but a good cookbook is a treasure! My lovely sister, Nancy, recently gifted me a colorful spiral-bound cookbook filled with bright photographs and easy-to-read recipes. Titled, Recipes Between Friends, this slim cookbook is filled with tested and true recipes from community members in Pasco County, Florida. It was compiled byContinue reading “Recipes between Friends”

Classic Red Peppers

Stuffed red peppers are a classic vegetarian dish. Red peppers are so sweet that when stuffed and baked until soft, the flavors melt in your mouth. This particular Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers dish by Cookie and Kate (posted below) is a recipe that can easily be adapted. Instead of rice, I used whole bulgur wheat andContinue reading “Classic Red Peppers”

La Cuisine Paris

Never make plans with a croissant, they are flaky. – from ReadBeach This croissant quote made me laugh, but it’s partly true! Delicious croissants are quite flaky and light. We hardly realize that they are “empty calories” because they are delightfully and delicately sweet. I had fun making authentic French croissants through La Cuisine ParisContinue reading “La Cuisine Paris”

The Paris Library

Did you know that during WWII, the librarians at The American Library in Paris delivered books to their forbidden Jewish patrons right under the noses of their German occupiers? This captivating novel, The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles is filled with wartime suspense, the nuances of friendship, romance, betrayal, and fascinating historical information aboutContinue reading “The Paris Library”

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