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Flash Netflix Giveaway – Tag a Friend!

We are SO close (so, so, so close!) to the October 27 debut of the second season of Stranger Things on Netflix. Don’t you want to be in on it (and maybe catch up on the first season) before it all goes down?   Here’s the scoop – We have TWO three-month Netflix subscriptions to […]

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Apple salsa

Apple Salsa – Spicy, Fresh, Perfect for Fall

Picture our family in the kitchen, surrounded by 27 pounds of apples that we’ve picked. We’ve already made apple pie, applesauce, and we’ve eaten what seems like an endless amount of apples out of hand. What’s left to make? “Apple salsa!” declares one of the kids. Apple salsa… Hmmm… That might just work. Turns out, […]

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avocado flowers

Avocado Roses, Beauty, and the Little Things

This has been a tough week for so many people…With so many hearts broken in our hometown and beyond, what we’d like to see is less violence and anger and more flowers, specifically avocado roses. Flowers? Avocado roses? Well, there may not be much that a food blog can do, but what we can do […]

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Baked Alaska

A Thoughtful Feast: 1950s Cuisine

Why is it that we treat food history throughout the ages with reverence, except for the 1950s, which seem to be considered mostly a joke? While Spam, aspic, and over-the-top garnishes were the haute cuisine of the day, those items have since been relegated to the punchlines of the food world. We had a chance […]

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Homemade kombucha

Make Your Own Kombucha

A few weeks ago we promised we’d do some more science-y food projects, and now here we are, with a glass of home-brewed kombucha in hand. How did we get here? It’s really quite simple. First, for the uninitiated, kombucha is a fermented tea that tastes fizzy, spicy, and somewhat sweet. It’s full of probiotics […]

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black and white cookies

Classic Deli-Style Black and White Cookies

Feeling nostalgic? Us too. On a rainy late-winter day, there’s nothing like the comfort of baking cookies…cookies that you’ve known since you were a kid. These classic oversized black and white cookies – found in just about every New York deli – fit the bill with a light, cakey body and creamy frosting on top. […]

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