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Lavender Strawberry Shortbread Cookies

Strawberry season is here in full force and we just can’t stop eating strawberries. Other than eating them straight out of hand, the next best thing is to eat them in cookie form… namely as these Lavender Strawberry Shortbread Cookies (we call them “coins”). In making these cookies, we were inspired by the incredible strawberries […]

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Rosewater Currant Cake From 1678

This rosewater currant cake must have been extremely popular in 1678, because the recipe was labeled simply, “To Make The Best Cake That Ever Was Eaten.” With a description like that, you just have to try it. We came across this recipe at a gathering sponsored by UCLA’s Clark Library along with culinary historian Marissa […]

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Rosewater Ice Cream from the 1600s

What would it have been like to cook – and eat – in the 1600s? Thanks to a new generation of culinary historians, we are increasingly learning about centuries-old cooking techniques and trends. We had a chance to learn more at a recent “Antique Ice Cream Social” presented by Dr. Marissa Nicosia at the William […]

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Tomato Thyme Focaccia with Fruit Bliss

Blogger disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Fruit Bliss. Fruit Bliss provided me with product samples and compensation for my time. All opinions expressed are my own. What makes the best focaccia? The best ingredients, of course. We know you’re going to love this Tomato Thyme Focaccia because the star ingredients – […]

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Watermelon Bacon Returns

We recently ran into a friend we hadn’t seen in a while, and she said, “I’ve been thinking of you – I just made your watermelon bacon again!” Watermelon bacon!?! We almost forgot about watermelon bacon! But it is indeed that season again. Time to strip down your watermelon and make it into a tangy, […]

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Tomatillos 101

“Don’t be afraid of tomatillos,” we told some friends recently. “They’re basically green tomatoes with a little jacket on them.” Don’t laugh. These little guys are so serious about coming over to your house that they got all dressed up for you. Once you help them take their little “jackets” off, they’re going to be […]

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Marbled Tahini Fudge Bars Recipe

Marbled Tahini Fudge Bars?!? You’ve got that right. These fudge bars are just one of the many delicious better-for-you recipes from Mareya Ibrahim’s new cookbook “Eat Like You Give A Fork.” You might recognize Chef Ibrahim (“The Fit Foodie”) from the popular cooking show “Recipe Rehab,” and from her 2013 book, “The Clean Eating Handbook.” […]

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