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Entries from December 2009

Happy Boxing Day! and a Snowy Day Gingerbread Train

December 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Happy Boxing Day! and a Snowy Day Gingerbread Train, originally uploaded by foodietots. We made this gingerbread train during last weekend’s blizzard. I used the gingerbread house and royal icing recipes from Simply Recipes and it came together perfectly. Train cookie cutters helped with the design, though I made some errors in sizing up the […]

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Banana Pecan Coffee Cake (and a blizzard)

December 21st, 2009 · 6 Comments

I haven’t had much time in the kitchen lately, as you might have guessed by my lack of posting. After a long and stressful month, I desparately needed some therapeutic time in the kitchen, breathing in the sweet fragrance of butter and sugar creaming in the KitchenAid. So I was thrilled when I heard there […]

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Tags: baked goods · baking · sweets

Clementines for the Holidays

December 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

It’s no secret that citrus is one of the reasons I could never live on a 100% local diet — at least not without moving back to California first. As soon as the weather dips near freezing, I start stocking up on grapefruit, oranges, Meyer lemons or, my favorite, clementines. As much as possible I […]

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Spreading Fair Trade Holiday Cheer (a Giveaway!)

December 8th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Happy December! It’s been a little quiet around here, but I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving and are enjoying all the holiday preparations. We’ve lit our (organic, real) Christmas tree and visited New York, now we’re counting down the days to Hanukkah and Christmas. Phew. As we get down to gift-giving business, I […]

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