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Kale & Nori Turchetta with pumpkin seed salsa verde

Our latest new contributors are Lauren Mote and Jonathan Chovancek who are the co-owners of Kale & Nori Culinary Arts, and makers of Bittered Sling Extracts. This holiday season a bunch of us asked Jonathan to cook…

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Posted by: on Friday, January 4th, 2013
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Make Love, Not Fruitcake

My friend Sean and I made our first batch of fruitcake in 1995; I was 16 and he was 17 years old. It started as a joke. See, we had this theory that nobody actually ate fruitcake, they just hung onto it for a while and…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 15th, 2011
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Never Too Old for a Yummy Christmas Tree

This year, a simple, food-themed baby tree with entirely handmade decorations adorns my brick loft. I strung up some stale candy and yogurt pretzels and sprayed it down with hair spray. I usually trim the bendy ends off…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 24th, 2009
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When I first tasted biscochitos my taste buds did a stadium wave, my eyes rolled back to get a better look at the pleasure center of my brain, and I was transformed into Cookie Monster for two straight weeks. I’m not…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
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