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Corn-off-the-cob cakes

"...pray what more can a reasonable man desire, in peaceful times, in ordinary noons, than a sufficient number of ears of green sweet-corn boiled, with the addition of salt?" Henry David Thoreau, Walden To make these cakes look as good as they taste, consider adding some color. Here, grape tomatoes coated in vinegar and oil… Continue reading Corn-off-the-cob cakes

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Daily bread

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” James Beard, American cook There's something about really good bread that just makes it seem as if all is right in the world. That's reason enough to make some this weekend. See the tiny specks… Continue reading Daily bread

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Moo-free Dreamsicle cake

“Mma Ramotswe sighed. 'We are all tempted, Mma. We are all tempted when it comes to cake.' " Alexander McCall Smith, In the Company of Cheerful Ladies There was a time when family birthday celebrations included such elaborate creations as homemade angel food with sunny splashes of color throughout the batter -- a Fanny Farmer… Continue reading Moo-free Dreamsicle cake

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Vegan hot chocolate for 2

“You just need a little perspective. Warmed chocolate can give you that.” chef Giada De Laurentiis, Paris There are two new mugs in our cabinet. They match in ways -- same size, same outline of mountains tracing around the same white exterior. They don't match in others. One has deep blue on the inside and blue… Continue reading Vegan hot chocolate for 2