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World Spice Birthday Cake

Let’s see….how do you celebrate a quarter century milestone 2020 style? Go with the flow! This cake has all the flavor worthy of a 25th birthday spice cake and all the ease that comes with …

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Clarified Milk Punch

Mixolology is much more than a hobby to me, and the chef in me loves this drink because of all the science involved. The key to the punch’s clarity is the milk proteins, which cling …

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Rose 75 Cocktail

Blending the tart flavor of sumac and the heady sweetness of rose, this cocktail tickles the palate with a full spectrum of flavors. As is so often the case, we perfected the recipe by happy …

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Caraway Eccles Cakes

  These tasty pastries are inspired by Eccles cakes, which take their name from the town in northwestern England. The traditional cakes are made from pastry stuffed with currants, candied citrus peel, and spices. We’ve …

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Cuban Collard Greens

When done right, collard greens are the definition of southern comfort food. Collard has a mellow, earthy taste, and its thick, hardy texture makes a great vehicle for seasoning that stands up well when cooked. …

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Sumac Strawberries with Jasmine Pearl Pound Cake

In college, a friend from Azerbaijan first introduced me to Sumac. The deep reddish-purple spice is sour and bright, and makes for a beautiful garnish. Ever since then, I’ve always thought of it as a …

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Portuguese Ginjinha

Ginjinha, or Ginja for short, is a liqueur made from an infusion of sour cherries, also called ginja berries. After a friend from Lisbon introduced us to this delicious concoction, we waited almost a year …

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Barberry and Orange Tart

Spring 2020. I was craving pie. Sadly, I had no flour and no fresh fruit, aside from an old orange. Thus, the Barberry and Orange Tart was born out of pure necessity. Traditionally, barberries are …

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Asian Tea Glazed Duck Breast

This Asian Tea Glazed Duck Breast is the perfect dish to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The glaze is seasoned with our Asian Tea Rub, combining bold, pine-smoked lapsang souchong, tea with hints of cinnamon, …

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Scary-Good Shortbread Cookies

Boo! Now THIS is playing with food. Let your creativity run wild, or scary, or holiday with this simple shortbread recipe. There are endless flavor combinations. The shortbread is buttery and not too sweet which …

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Saffron Barberrie Nougat

Yes, really! This stunner of a candy recipe makes a festive treat for the holidays. Sweet and chewy, tart and crunchy, it is impossible to resist. Two pinches of saffron are enough to get a …

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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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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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Mexican Street Corn

Full of flavor and a crowd pleasing party food, Mexican Street Corn has become a seasonal favorite. The rich roasted corn topped with creamy sauce is the perfect base for our Yucatan Rojo Rub. The …

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