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Spiced Up Ginger Cookies

Good things come from liquor stores. Besides the liquor, I mean. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario, LCBO, regulates the sale of alcoholic beverages in Ontario, Canada. Here in California, unlike many other places, all you need is a permit to sell liquor and you can purchase it just about any time at the market or corner store. But corner store does not have a ... Read More »

Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce

One of the best uses for fresh tomatoes is pasta sauce. This is particularly true when you have a jungle-like “garden” of tomato plants threatening to take over your yard. Pick the tomatoes, wash them, toss them in salads, sandwiches, soups and anything else you can think of. The problem is that these plants produce a lot of tomatoes. Recipes that use multiple tomatoes are ... Read More »

Craig Claiborne’s Cardamom Cookies

You can’t go wrong with Maida Heatter. I’m sure that there are recipes of hers that are not universally popular (Check out the judging panel’s comments in Cathy’s Mondays with Maida to see if they ever find a bad one), but I have yet to try a recipe that does not work. And, of course, I love just about all of them. Case in point, ... Read More »

SHF #10: Oh, Honey – A roundup? For me?

First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who participated in this month’s Sugar High Friday. All 50 of them! Let’s see what we ended up with, shall we? Kicking us off is the creator of Sugar High Fridays, Jennifer, with Bee-Nut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches. Lashings of honey topped the Honeyed Oranges with Baked Sweet Ricotta that EatzyCath made. The Baker contributed not one, ... Read More »

SHF# 10: Homemade Violet Crumble

My entry for this month’s Sugar High Friday┬ácomes from my addiction to Violet Crumble. Ok, ok. I am overstating things a bit. It’s not an addiction because, frankly, it has always been difficult to get the stuff in the States. Fortunately for me, it is becoming much more common in stores and markets. Violet Crumble is Australia’s most famous candy bar. It is a delicate, ... Read More »

Grilled Pizza

Given the heat wave that some of us are experiencing now that summer is upon us, outdoor cooking is looking much more appealing than it usually does. It’s only logical: to avoid heating up your kitchen by cooking indoors, you just stand in front of a 500 degree grill outside where it’s already hot. Plus, I don’t really want to turn on my oven and ... Read More »

Raspberry Apple Muffins

When I saw the recipe for Raspberry Apple Muffins, I was immediately attracted. In fact, because they used honey in the recipe, I thought about using them as my SHF entry. When I started to make the recipe, I realised that there was no added fat – just buttermilk and an egg. I worried about the texture, but went ahead. I made sure not to ... Read More »

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