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My favorite coffee shop is on the verge of change…

I never gave much thought to scones. At least not until I discovered Inwood’s Darling Coffee and their incredible line-up of pastries and local brew. Now I’m hitting withdrawal if it’s been a few days sans scones, I’m head-over-mouth in love with them! They’re soft, and sweet and covered with magic pixie dust–or coarse pieces of brown sugar, whatever. Continue reading

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One Extraordinary Ingredient

Black Bean and Chili Stir-fry Noodles

Sometimes all it takes is one ingredient to elevate an otherwise ordinary dish. That ingredient could stand alone or be part of a whole–like Herbs de Provence to roasted poultry or green mango to a West Indian fish curry. When you’re eating it, you just know. I’ve discovered that everlasting ingredient for possibly every Asian dish I plan to make from now on. Black Bean Chili Paste. It’s so freaking good I could spread it on toast and eat it for breakfast! This is Chinese Stir-fry Noodles enhanced with the best chili bean paste I’ve ever had.

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Butternut Squash Soup: Easier Said than Peeled

With a sudden drop in temperature, I have good reason to make this Autumn soup one last time before Spring warms things up. This is a little Autumn in Spring: Roasted Red Pepper and Butternut Squash Soup (and my favorite tea!). Continue reading

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Red, White and Brunch

Do you remember your first goat cheese and tomato omelette? No? Ok, try this recipe today and create a new food memory. This is brunch, real-time. Continue reading

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Garnish in Mint, Infuse in Lavender

Have I ever mentioned how lovely and resilient lavender is? It’s the only herb my Potato, Carrot and Fennel Pancakes, Lavender-Lime Elixir and Gluten-Free Lavender Sugar Cookies will praise.

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