Kumquat Bundt Cake

I typically am not a cake baker because and entire cake really isn’t something I can easily make sure gets eaten at my house. I make cakes for birthdays but otherwise only for events with a large number of people. However, as I mentioned a previous post, I have more kumquats from my neighbor than …

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Spring Jam Making

One of the things I like most about spring is the chance to get fresh produce, especially fresh fruit and berries. Last year I was able to buy strawberries and apricots in bulk and make jam with them. This was really my first experience making jam and while some of the batches setup nicely, others …

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Kumquat Recipes

My neighbor has a kumquat tree and this year it is bent over with hundreds of kumquats. So she has been giving them away right and left. I decided I’d take a whole bunch and see what kinds of things I could make with them.

In order to make anything with the kumquats, one has to …

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Lemon Tart

I have a lemon bush in my backyard and it typically produces a lot of lemons. However, this past fall it only had three lemons. I was really sad because I like to make lemon flavored things. Biscotti, tarts and lemon meringue pie are some of my favorite things to make.

So I decided to make …

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Learning how to make bread

Every week I find myself buying bread and/or rolls and not really using them all. Things mold, end up getting thrown out, or tossed into the freezer and lost. It seems kind of a waste. I thought maybe a better solution might be to try to make some bread for the family every other week …

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Kale Parmesan Bread

Kale is one of those things that I get a lots in my winter and spring CSA boxes. My husband despises it and I don’t have a Vitamix blender so I can’t just make it into juice and smoothies. As a result I’m always trying to find things to make with it. This week I’ve …

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Sweet potato waffles

Sweet potatoes are something that I get on a regular basis on in our CSA box. So, I’m always trying to figure out ways to use them. Waffles are a something we regularly make for breakfast on the weekend. So I wondered if it would be possible to make sweet potato waffles. After looking around …

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