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rhubarb cheesecake

Rhubarb Cheesecake (No-Bake) Recipe

Rhubarb: It’s tart, sweet… and in this no-bake rhubarb cheesecake recipe, it’s the classic taste of summer. But first things first… Rhubarb is kind of weird. It’s a vegetable most often prepared as a fruit. (Are there any other vegetables like that?) It looks like giant red celery. And even though it’s beautiful in its […]

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White asparagus and green asparagus tart

White Asparagus Savory Tart Recipe

Sure, you love green asparagus, but what about its mysterious cousin, white asparagus? It’s tantalizing, different, and so… white. (Fun fact: White asparagus is basically just asparagus that’s never been treated to sunshine. As such, the taste is similar to green asparagus but very mild and a little earthier.) So when we recently came across […]

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Everything Bagel Seeded Crackers

Everything Bagel Seeded Crackers

Have you ever wanted the crunchy, salty, garlic-y joy of an everything bagel, without all the…bagel? That’s what you’ll get with these low-carb seeded crackers. They’re bursting with flavor and practically begging to be topped off with all of your favorite bagel toppings. Not to mention that they’re super-easy (and even fun!) to make.   […]

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strawberry shortbread

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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currant

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

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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