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Lavender Ricotta Toast

Lavender is not a “put it on anything” kind of flavor. The bold, heady aroma needs to be harnessed to be enjoyed. You can’t just let it run wild like cumin or garlic. But there …

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Barberry-Caraway Loaf

Baking bread is a delightfully rewarding cooking journey, watching what was once a blob of dough emerge as a warm loaf from the oven. This recipe is great for beginners. It’s easy and doesn’t require …

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Mary’s Salsa Roja

This is my Mom’s recipe. The smell of this sauce perfumed my childhood weekly. Native to Chihuahua in Northern Mexico, this salsa roja is the base for many staple dishes in Mexican cuisine. Guajillo chiles …

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Lavender Dulce De Leche Stuffed Crepes

We love an excuse to eat dessert any time of day. These decadent crepes are bursting with spring flavors, and look amazing on a brunch buffet. Each crepe is stuffed full of Lavender Dulce de …

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Lavender Dulce De Leche

If you’ve never had dulce de leche you’re in for a treat. Making this is as easy as boiling water, but it does require patience. The process takes three hours of monitored boiling followed by …

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Golden Turmeric Granola with Barberries

Start your day with this powerhouse of nutrition and flavor. We’ve infused coconut oil with turmeric and star anise to turn everyday granola into a beautiful ambrosia with whole Indian coriander seeds and barberries. There …

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Saffron Lemonade

We often get asked how to use saffron and this is one of our favorite and unique ways. A little goes a long way with this flavorful brew and it is so easy to make. …

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Georgian Potato Pancakes

Potato pancakes come in many forms but all need embellishment of some kind, right? They have to be a vehicle for something, and in this case it’s Khmeli Suneli, a traditional Georgian spice blend. With …

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Saffron Pear Butter

Buttery and sweet, simple yet exotic, this saffron pear butter is wonderful on so many levels! With only a handful of ingredients and a straightforward process, you can make a jar to have on hand …

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Rhubarb Compote with Indian Coriander Cream

To me, one of the true harbingers of spring is the sight of my rhubarb leaves tentatively reaching up towards the sun. Soon, I know they’ll be producing non-stop throughout the summer, and whatever I …

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Herbes de la Garrigue

Herbes de la Garrigue is similar to the more famous herb blend from Provence but with the hearty additions of rosemary, fennel, mint and Turkish bay leaf. Try it on grilled meats, to flavor home …

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Quesadillas with Brussels Sprouts, Cascabel Chile Oil and Salsa Macha

Our May Cookbook Club selection is Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen, and we can hardly wait! Gonzalo Guzman, head chef as the San Francisco restaurant Nopalito, takes simple ingredients, such as vegetables, chiles and masa, and …

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Pakhlava

We are so excited to feature Olia Hercules‘ new book Kaukasis: A Culinary Journey through Georgia, Azerbaijan and Beyond for our March Cookbook Club selection. Full of stunning photographs evocative of the region, this book is …

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Pumpkin Bread

Yay! Pumpkin season has arrived, and we’re kicking it off with pumpkin bread. This recipe is delightfully moist, with a velvety crumb and heavenly spice. Pumpkin bread is a wonderful seasonal treat for breakfast, snacking …

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