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There are many sundries characteristic of the holiday season, but none so quintessentially homey as the sight and smell of gingerbread.  Gingerbread traces its origins to ancient Greece and was immensely popular by the Middle Ages.  Over time, as is wont to happen, creativity took hold, and gingerbread were fashioned into all manner of shapes …

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Our September recipe celebrates the abundance of what’s in your garden and at the market this month.  When you tire of popping cherries in your mouth, but still want to savor the rich, sun-ripened fruits, head to the kitchen and brave the heat of the stove with this scone recipe.  Slicing and de-pitting the cherries …

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These are an ooey, gooey, sticky-finger treat that you won’t want to miss.  The ingredients are simple, but together make for a satisfying, mouth-watering dessert.  This is a perfect recipe to cook up with any little ones in your family, as it’s easy, fun, and takes vitually minutes to prepare.  Plus you mix the ingredients …

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Nothing says Spring like a harvest of fresh rhubarb.  And nothing creates such a homey welcome as the aroma of a freshly baked strawberry-rhubarb cobbler.  Cobbler is an unpretentious, down-to-earth kind of dessert— very forgiving in it’s construction, as it’s  virtually impossible to mess up.  It’s great for the first time home baker, or to …

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Chocolate Scones

Did you know that chocolate releases feel good hormones in your brain?  It impacts your physiognomy similarly to how you feel when you’re in love, enjoying an activity, or delighted by an experience.  No wonder why chocolate is our cultural go-to delight for Valentine’s Day— the day we celebrate love and life.  This month, take …

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Mullein leaf has been used for thousands of years in herbal medicine.  It is said to be a great expectorant, soothing coughs and loosening phlegm.  An infusion of the flower is said to be helpful with colic, and a poultice of the leaves can ease the pain of hemorrhoids.  An infusion of the leaves in …

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Recipe Corner – Taste the South Everyone needs their favorite holiday cookie recipe and this one just may oust yours.  The combination of chocolate, nuts, coconut and delicate flaky butter cookie is heavenly, and the nuts can be omitted for those with allergies.  This cookie recipe has several steps but is not difficult to make.  …

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Recipe Corner – Taste the South Oven 325° 40 min – 1 hr This month’s recipe comes from Melissa’s kitchen—and is something she makes every Fall season.  It’s a perfect companion at a fall harvest table, especially Thanksgiving.  The flavors of dates and coffee compliment and offset each other— sweet and bitter— so the bread …

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Recipe Corner – Taste the South This soup combines the best of what the Fall culinary season has to offer— apple and root vegetables, and a smattering of herbs still standing proudly in the garden.  Smooth and creamy, the gentle flavors pair well with almost anything.  Try it for breakfast, with a salad or a …

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Recipe Corner – Taste the South As the summer season begins to wind down, (but not the heat!) it’s a great idea to offer our body a nourishing as well as detoxifying dish.  Kitchari is a traditional Ayurvedic dish which has been relied upon for centuries to calm, cleanse, heal, and nourish the digestive system, …

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