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Lovin’ Fresh: Carrot Cake

Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden. I tip my hat to the plate in the picture below – without it I likely wouldn’t have made cake with sweet little Purple Haze and Kinko carrots, making the best carrot cake ever […]

April 28th

Lovin’ Fresh: Soup Blueprint

Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden.  I know that my timing might seem a little off for writing a post about soup in April when most folks are soup-happy in November.  But the way I see it, there are still […]

April 21st

In Defense of Rachael Ray

If there’s a more controversial celebrity “chef” than the ubiquitous Rachael Ray, I’m not sure who it is.  With both a rabid fan following and a equally large contingent of foodies who can’t stand her gravelly voice and relentless enthusiasm, most people either love her or hate her.  She must be doing something right, though.  […]

March 4th