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Walnut Rosewater Wafers

These sublime wafers are the perfect treat if you are looking for a sweet to satisfy without over-doing it. The lofty texture of these delicate wafers owes itself to the flourless dough, and the ethereal …

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Chef Andrea’s Cardamom and Olive Oil Cake

Recently, Holly admitted her powerlessness over the char grilled prawns at the West Edge’s favorite eatery, Lecosho. She recommended following the dish with this fantastic cardamom olive oil cake for dessert, and my ears perked …

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Lemon Thyme Rhubarb Cake

Tart, sweet and dramatically red, rhubarb never tasted so good as in this rustic cake with lemon thyme.  The cake is moist and fluffy on the inside with a slight crisp on the outside edge. …

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Aleppo Pepper Basil Lemonade

Now that the 4th of July has passed, summer has truly begun in Seattle. The sun is shining, the BBQ is fired-up, and a wild game of badminton is underway. The players and onlookers are thirsty, and I’ve …

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Chaat Masala Fruit Salad

Want to raise a few eyebrows at your next picnic or barbeque? Try our Chaat Masala Fruit Salad for a wholly unexpected treat. This traditional Indian street food combines pungent, piquant and savory spices with …

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Cinnamon Toast Spice Blondies

Sometimes we just want a little something sweet, but not too heavy. This updated version of a classic blondie fits the bill. Our Cinnamon Toast Spice, featuring Indonesian and Vietnamese cassia-cinnamons with true cinnamon, dark …

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Mayan Cocoa

The delicious comfort of drinking chocolate is ancient ritual. Both the Aztecs and Mayans believed cocoa to be a gift from the gods. This recipe may have changed a bit in the last 500 years, …

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Bejeweled Spice Cake

  The holy trinity of baking spices: ginger, cassia-cinnamon and allspice combine in this traditional medieval spice blend called Poudre Douce. It makes this upside-down fruit cake an essential for the winter holidays — and …

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Ginger Snappiest Cookies

These ginger snaps are the snappiest in town and offer a classic belly warming tingle all season long. Equally at home with a glass of milk, egg nog, hot cocoa or a cocktail, they offer …

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Chinese Five Spice Apple Cake

This simple apple cake was baked by my great-grandmother on a wood stove over 100 years ago, and I’m happy to still be cooking it today. This recipe is timeless, rustic and highlights the flavors …

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Ghost Chile Honey Cake

The combination of chile and chocolate is irresistible. This Ghost Chile Honey Cake is a mouth watering example of the time-tested flavor combination. By infusing the ghost chile into honey, we were able to mellow the …

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Chinese Five Spiced Apple Carrot Pie

Tender carrots are surprisingly sweet when baked in a brown sugar syrup, especially when united with perfect Washington apples and plump little raisin gems. The fresh ginger is a classic pairing with the carrot, and …

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Indian Coriander Energy Bars

Sometimes I get so busy doing things that I forget to eat breakfast and/or lunch. I know, I shouldn’t do that, but I do. I’ve tried various power or energy bars, but I found them to …

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Ras El Hanout Plum Preserves

Her name was Edna Nosworthy, and she had the same birthday as I do- only eighty years difference. She had a bottomless stash of Tootsie Rolls, made a mean Snickerdoodle, and had a sprawling green …

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Tasmanian Pepperberry Berries

The Tasmanian pepperberry is a rare find, native to Australia and wild harvested in limited quantities. The pepperberry holds a dazzling array of flavors, from floral and camphor notes to a sassy pepper peak. Added …

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Kashmiri Garam Masala Pecans

Sometimes I just like to have fun with my food, and this recipe is a direct result of a playful Sunday afternoon in the kitchen.  The delicate aromas wafted out of my kitchen window enticing …

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Urfa Biber and Strawberry Ice Cream, with a little bit of Beet Powder (for extra color).Urfa Biber and Strawberry Ice Cream, with a little bit of Beet Powder (for extra color).Urfa Biber and Strawberry Ice Cream, with a little bit of Beet Powder (for extra color).

Urfa Biber – Strawberry Ice Cream

Chiles aren’t just for cooking savory food; many are wonderful in desserts, too. Urfa biber, for example, is a great pairing with berries or chocolate. At a recent cook-off, we added urfa biber to Strawberry …

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This French Quatre Epices cake delights everyone who tastes it!This French Quatre Epices cake delights everyone who tastes it!This French Quatre Epices cake delights everyone who tastes it!

Quatre Epices Cake

This recipe from our friends at Sunset promises a citrus and sweet taste, followed by a glow or a kick — depending on whether the signature French four-spice blend is made with white or black pepper. Well, …

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