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Pennsylvania passion fruit
Did you know passion fruit vines can grow outside in Pennsylvania? I didn't! My friend Chuck could have told me about his hardy passion fruit vines--but he didn't know they were passionfruit!
pumpkin soufflé in a springform pan
Since the autumn, I've had three big pumpkins decorating the bench in my foyer. I grew them in my garden last summer from seeds that Jo LaRocca collected on one of her food and gardening adventure trips to Mexico. Today I decided to cut one open to make pumpkin soufflé. I was inspired partly by these …
March Dinner with Daniel
We had a wonderful time at last night's Dinner with Daniel, a benefit for backers of the Glassblock. Here are a few photos of the evening. Buen provecho!
This probably won't surprise anyone, but let me come out and say it. I don't agree with all the gluten free propaganda out there. If you have a condition, then yes, by all means avoid it, but if not, then I don't want to hear it! That said, my first reaction when targeting gluten free …
rosquillas de San Froilán
Rosquillas de San Froilán. Sort of like a cake donut, but a thousand times better. They are eaten in the Spanish region of León on the October 5 feast of San Frolián. Who was San Froilán? Honestly, I don't know. I'll have to look it up. How long have rosquillas been associated with his feast day? Oh, …
a few photos from the coffee dinner
Some say that this coffee drink dates back to when Spain occupied Cuba. Soldiers would drink coffee and rum to give them courage--coraje in Spanish, which later transformed into the current name of the drink: "carajillo." There are many variations of this drink. For January's supper club, the carajillo I'll be making will have Licor 43, …
Menu for the Jan 23 coffee flavored Dinner with Daniel
Matt Gebis has chosen a few select coffees for the upcoming Dinner with Daniel. I have designed the courses around each coffee's unique character. You will be amazed to be introduced to a whole new range of flavors in this familiar daily beverage: Coffee BBQ Pork Ribs - Miju Sali Coffee, Ethiopia Pan-seared Emerald Valley Ricotta Chiesi with Cocoa and Coffee - Las Capucas …
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