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Alice Waters' Apple Galette

Alice Waters’ Apple Galette: The Violet Bakery Cookbook by Claire Ptak

Serves 6 – 8

Flaky pastry: 

  • 140g plain flour, plus more for rolling
  • a pinch of salt…
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The Power of Alice

A Master Culinary Curator & Food Provocateur

Who would have thought that in 1971 it was both creative ingenuity and a bit of reverse psychology that inspired Alice Waters to open her tiny unknown restaurant, Chez Panisse, in Berkeley, California.  1,250 more words

My Posts

Chez Panisse-Inspired Strawberry Salad

My bucket list in life vacillates from year to year. Things like hot air ballooning fall off as I age and become more protective of my life. 456 more words

Kimberly Nichols

The Monday Mag - June 20, 2016

In This Edition Of Our Somewhat Weekly Magazine:

  • Beer Infused Pizza Dough, Dude
  • The Varnum’s Food Fare
  • 3 New Ways to Serve Corn on The Cobb…
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Food Facts & Lore

Frogulent Activity

In April, my partner in crime, whom I shall call Tad, visited a creek and collected three pollywogs, which I shall refer to as Tadpoles. 221 more words


Roasted Rhubarb with Tonka Bean

Browsing through my recipe index the other day I noticed a couple of things. First, it is in dire need of an update – both to ensure there are links to all the recipes on  the blog but also to make it more user friendly (so you can find what you are looking for). 874 more words


Get Cooking!

Spring is most definitely in the air! While the trees are blossoming and budding out, we’re prepping our veggie beds, cleaning off our grills and getting our yards ready for the season. 470 more words

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