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Rhubarb Mojito

Originally posted on swellkid:
? I love a seasonal cocktail.  When the weather warms up I tend to go with lighter, sweeter drinks.  I attended a great cocktail party class at Hipcooks Portland last night and learned how to make…

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Fava Bean Fever

Originally posted on swellkid:
The farmer’s markets have been featuring gorgeous fava beans the last few weeks.  They are a bit time consuming to prepare, but since they are only in season a few weeks a year, it’s worth the…

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Easy Focaccia

When I say easy, I mean easy.  I do not mean quick.  Focaccia from start to finish will take most of, or all of a day to make.  Making it takes just a few simple steps, but there is wait … Continue reading

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How to Make a Peeps Wreath

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So I got it in my head that I needed to make a wreath out of Peeps for Easter.  I don’t know where it came from, just a need to decorate for the season I guess. …

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Frozen Gin and Tonic

It’s hot in Portland. I was making my sons a frozen blueberry and lemonade smoothie after school and I thought to myself,  hmmm, if I put a gin and tonic in the blender will it be delicious?  And then I … Continue reading

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Apricot Jam Scones

Originally posted on swellkid:
Is there anything better on a rainy day than a tea party?  How about a tea party with a 5 year old, two stuffed animals, and the carpenter who’s working on your remodel?  Here are the…

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Chocolate Sables

Originally posted on swellkid:
For me this is the perfect cookie.  It’s crisp but not crunchy.  Deep chocolate in flavor, but not bitter.  Freezes well, and can be made and stored for at least a week.  Another name for these…

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