Monthly Archives: July 2012

Rainy Morning Breakfast: Cinnamon Scones & Cold Brew Coffee

Can you think of anything better on a rainy weekend morning than a good cup of coffee & a warm cinnamon scone ??  Me neither !!  This morning I awoke to a drizzly rain and a much cooler day in … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market – Fresh Corn Salad

I really love the Farmer’s Market this time of year….and my refrigerator was packed after my last visit.   Local corn, tomatoes, red onions, strawberries, blackberries, eggs, milk, purple basil…..the colors are beautiful and every thing looks sooooooo good !! … Continue reading

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Spice Cabinet Reorg: Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Balsamic Sauce

I keep my spices in a corner cabinet on a turntable & they usually get returned to a different spot than where I got them.  So every few months I reorganize them again.  The blessing in this is I usually … Continue reading

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Spicy Fruit Butter: Peach-Habanero-Basil

First we complain about the unbearable heat….now it is the rain !!  In truth, the rain has cooled us enough that I’m back in the kitchen.   I’ve never been crowned as such, however I am likely the ‘Condiment Queen’. … Continue reading

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It’s Prickly…..Prickly Pear Cactus Jam !!

If you have ever lived in Texas or the Southwest US, you are familiar with prickly pear cactus.   They are also prolific in South Africa, which totally surprised me….thought I had been transported.   They have beautiful yellow blooms … Continue reading

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Tequila (Vodka) por mi Amante

I came upon this title, Tequila por my Amante, meaning ‘for my Beloved’ in Cocktail Chronicles which says it is from The Gentleman’s Companion, 1939.    Thank you Paul Clark for bringing this obvious male tradition to our modern day … Continue reading

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Awww, Caffeine – Cold Brew Coffee

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.  -T.S. Eliot I haven’t always been a coffee addict.   In fact I never could drink the stuff until my mid-40s when I was living in Europe.   My friends there … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market: Purple Basil & Blackberry Ice Cream

The belly rules the mind.  ~Spanish Proverb Oh my, but I just love summer !!  It is so hot I just had to make ice cream (again !! ),  which I have to admit is my favorite ‘food’.   If given … Continue reading

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Chocoholic’s Delight Tart

There’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with chocolate. One of my best girlfriends, who is definitely a chocolate addict,  gave me a small serving plate with that phrase on it.   It is perfect for … Continue reading

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The Berry Patch – Spicy Berry Jams

Yesterday I was mesmerized with the beautiful berries of the season, specifically blueberries, blackberries and strawberries.   It was the day I go to the farmer’s market at the fairgrounds the berries were beautiful, so I just had to make … Continue reading

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