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Vanilla Rum Berry Tarts

Vanilla Rum Berry Tarts

In January you may recall that I gave up sugar.  Cold turkey, no looking back.  Still, I have not completely given up on dessert, and this represents a lovely little dessert that does actually contain some refined sugar (it’s in the rum), but it is minimal, and a serving of this weighs in at only […]

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Vegetable Wellington with White Beans and Rosemary

Vegetable Wellington with White Beans and Rosemary

As my regular readers are aware, I am not a vegetarian but I eat meat infrequently and with a careful eye regarding the source.  During the holidays it is always a challenge to find interesting vegan and vegetarian entrees that are festive, a little decadent, and not based on “fake meats,” which I oppose due […]

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Curried Almond Palmiers

Curried Almond Palmiers

Palmiers are those delicate puff-pastry butterflies that are sweet, flaky, and make it seem like they should be really low calorie.  If you start with some frozen puff pastry (and I always do) you can make a wide variety of fast, easy, appetizers or desserts that look like you worked all day in the kitchen.  […]

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Fresh Pumpkin Tart with Honey-Vanilla Bean Glaze

Fresh Pumpkin Tart with Honey-Vanilla Bean Glaze

This is great dessert for a “grown up” Halloween or harvest party–easy to eat with your fingers, not too sweet, and a little bit sophisticated.  The recipe makes two tarts and I cut one into a round and left the other in the out-of-the box puff pastry rectangular shape.  Either way you can cut these […]

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Asparagus and Ricotta Tart

Asparagus and Ricotta Tart

Nothing says “spring!” like an asparagus tart.  Maybe tulips, but nothing else.  Maybe strawberries. Fresh peas.  Rhubarb.  Tree pollen allergies…Well look, it is way up there on the list.  Asparagus tart equals spring.  This one is nice and simple and lovely enough for a dinner party or just for a nice Sunday brunch.  This is […]

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Last C.S.A. Share of the Season

Yesterday I picked up our last shares of 2010–some winter squash, a bag of potatoes, some nice leeks, beets, apples, and some of Grant Farm’s amazing cherry wine.  I will admit to a little bit of C.S.A. burnout at this stage in the game, but we are totally sold on the concept and we will […]

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