Buttery Dark Chocolate Almond Toffee

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Every year at the office, as soon as Thanksgiving is over, the holiday treats start rolling in. Clients and vendors send holiday wishes and thanks in the form of chocolates, candies, cookies, and more. (Of course, a few of the employees, myself included, contribute as well.) There is one treat, however, that several of us…

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Kale Salad with Satsumas, Pecans and Feta

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Last week, we visited New Orleans for a few days. We’ve visited before – twice – but not for over 10 years. Some has stayed the same, but a lot has changed. There are new businesses and new homes, and some things are gone, but the same vibe, the same intense spirit is there. It’s…

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Prickly Pear Lime Margarita (Prickly Pear Syrup)

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The other day, I stumbled upon some gorgeous purple prickly pear at the farmer’s market. I’ve seen them on the roadside in the past few weeks, ripe and beautiful. But never have I had the nerve to stop and pick them. Besides, they have spines that will definitely cause some painful regret if you grab…

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Jujube (Chinese Red Date) Butter

Jujube (Chinese Red Date) Butter

Have you ever seen a jujube? Have you ever eaten one? No, not the confectionary variety – although I do remember those rather fondly from my childhood. I’m talking about a small fruit that grows on a jujube tree. Sometimes called Chinese Dates or Chinese Red Dates, jujubes are a fun little treat. They’re hard to find…

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