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Homemade Yogurt (and why to make it)

Homemade yogurt, Homemade Yogurt, www.cowlickcottagefarm.com

Probiotics have been getting a lot of hype in the media lately, and with good reason. I won’t go into the details (there are studies noted below), but probiotics help to keep your digestive system balanced and healthy. And we are learning from many scientific studies that a healthy gut is crucial to
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Basic Tomato Sauce–Five Minutes and a Catnap

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I love tomato sauce so much, you’d think I had an Italian grandmother (I’m of French and Irish descent). Indeed, I spend our hot summers growing all kinds of tomatoes—from heirlooms like A Grappoli D’Inverno to Brandywine to San Marzano to little cherry tomatoes as sweet as candy. At least once a week, I
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Reflections on a Family Christmas

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Bits of paper and ribbons. A Lego here and there. Books. A love note from one sister to another. A rogue crystal glass with a drop of smoky bourbon left. As I clean up the remnants of another family Christmas celebration, a wave of emotion washes over me. How lucky, how truly blessed
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Heather’s Favorite Shrimpies (it’s an app for her)

Heather's Shrimpies

I honestly have no idea why Heather loves Shrimpies sooooo much. It must be the fact that I’ve been making them for her forever, and they are a throwback appetizer that is part comfort food, part giggle. That must be it! Or it could be the combination of toasty cheese and buttery shrimp
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Gougères (i.e. Really Easy and Very Sinful Little Cheese Puffs)

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You would think that something made with butter, cheese and country ham might be a little on the heavy side, right? But gougères are delightful little cheese puffs made with light as air pastry and starring heavenly Gruyère cheese. They are little bites of sinful goodness, that’s what they are.

Fun and
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Quick and Easy Meyer Lemon Finishing Salt

A perfect little gift for your favorite cook

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I spent a happy afternoon in the kitchen preserving this year’s Meyer lemon harvest. Meyer lemons are one of my favorite crops, and we’re very lucky that they thrive in our north Florida location. Although my tree is just starting to bear fruit, I was gifted with about 30 pounds of
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Raising Cane

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Cane syrup runs through Bill Outlaw’s veins right along with the blood of his ancestors. It’s a part of his story, and like many good stories, it began generations ago, in the fields of his daddy and grandfather and great-grandfather, on a Georgia farm that is still in the Outlaw family. Bill can’t talk
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Spaetzle with Brown Butter and Sage

German Cuisine

This weekend I had some extra time to cook, and I decided to make an authentic German dinner for my family. I had been thinking about it all week! On Wednesday, I started by building a marinade for classic sauerbraten. Sauerbraten is German pot roast, and it’s a great way to make an
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