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(Practically No Sugar) Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

What It Is Cobbler is a juicy, deep dish dessert of cooked fruit with a biscuit type topping.  It is thought of as the quintessential dessert of the American Deep South, and many Southerners will lay claim to its origins.  You can’t blame them, really—who wouldn’t want to claim such a luscious dish?  Turns out, a lot of people …

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Spaghetti with Raw Tomato Sauce

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” Frederico Fellini What It Is I came across that little gem by Fellini while trolling for sayings for my “Quotes from the Masters,” and I thought it would be the perfect intro for the pasta sauce recipe I have for you today. This is a raw tomato sauce (sort of a salsa), …

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Roasted Red Peppers

I am participating in the Virtual Vegan Potluck, and I have pulled out my fine china and silver for the occasion.  Our gracious organizer is Ann at anunrefinedvegan, and I am bringing Roasted Red Peppers to the table.  Enjoy! What It Is I grew up watching my mother and my Nana cook, Italian style, and they did know their …

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Eat That Bulb! Oven Caramelized Fennel

WHAT IT IS Its seeds are flavoring Italian sausage, its fronds are garnishing a dish, and its bulbs are caramelizing in the oven—this is one versatile plant.  Fennel has a delicate anise flavor (though it is not actually anise), and it can be eaten raw or cooked.  Frequently used in the cuisine of Italy and throughout …

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Bunny Food

I want to have a serious bunny talk.  This conversation may be past-due, but as Herbstbaum pointed out in her lovely springtime post, it is still the Easter season.  (I have to digress for a moment here, and point out that I finally figured how to make a nice, clean link.  This may not seem …

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Raclette

WHAT IT IS Raclette is a type of cheese and also a manner for eating it.  It melts beautifully and easily, and in Switzerland you can find restaurants carving long, gooey slices from large hunks of raclette cheese, to be draped over potatoes and served up to grateful customers.  While in Germany, we discovered an appliance for do-it-yourself …

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