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Recipe ~ Vegetarian Chili

I'm still on an adventure kick and trying as many new things--big and small--as much as I can this year. This week, I tried a new recipe for vegetarian chili, which I discovered on The English Kitchen blog. It was a complete success, and I'll be adding it to my recipe...

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Shortbread #recipe

Scotland immediately comes to mind when I think of shortbread, and my next thought is always Christmas. It's said that shortbread developed from a medieval recipe, with the modernized recipe attributed to Mary, Queen of Scots. Over time the ingredients changed, with...

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Recipe: Ginger Biscotti #recipe #baking

This is another recipe from Annabel Langbein’s Simple Pleasures. I’ve been working my way through this book and found dozens of tempting recipes to try. This one for ginger biscotti was a real winner. I’ve tried biscotti recipes before, but this one was the best of...

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Recipe: Turkish Bread #travel #food

I adore Turkish bread and have done since I first tasted it, still warm from the oven during a trip to Turkey. Locals buy fresh bread every day, and the last time we were in Istanbul, it was fascinating watching the bread delivery. A man walked down the road shouting...

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Receipe: Mango, Feta and Avocado Salad

This year I’ve decided to try more new-to-me recipes instead of cooking the same old thing every week. To this end, I grabbed two recipe books from the library and started looking for enticing recipes. The first book was Lorraine Pascale’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food,...

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Recipe: Kiwi Crisps

Last Saturday I made some biscuits (that’s cookies to those of you in the US) and I took them out to my father’s farm on Sunday. Last night, my sister rang. Sister: I’m sending those biscuits back to you via courier. Me: Why? Sister: I’ve eaten three, and I’m not...

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Recipe – a vegetarian dish #recipe #travel

The first time I tried Koshari (a vegetarian dish) was during a visit to Egypt. It was a lunch staple on our river boat as we cruised down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. This is our small river boat. The larger, more luxurious boats dwarfed ours, but our smaller size...

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Delicious Oatmeal Cookies #recipe

This weekend I had a yearning for cookies. After checking through my favorite recipes, I decided I’d try a new one for oatmeal cookies. They turned out very well – the recipe is a keeper. Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients: 4 ounces brown sugar 3 1/2 ounces fine caster sugar...

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