Strawberries in Lemon Syrup with Fresh Mint

Desserts….oh, how I love them!  Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes with buttercream frosting, chocolate walnut brownies – I could go on. But I also love very simple, no-bake desserts, especially as summer comes around. These strawberries fit that bill.  It is likely the simplest dessert you’ll ever make.  It’s not so much a recipe, as a simple preparation…

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Watermelon Slushie

Freezing watermelon may be my favorite food discovery of the year!  I don’t know how many times I’ve bought a whole watermelon and unless we’re entertaining a crowd, after 3 days of sliced watermelon with dinner we have all hit the wall.  Then I still have at big chunk of watermelon taking up valuable fridge space and after a few days…

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Shaved Asparagus and Mint Salad

Spring is in the air and fresh asparagus is once again in the markets.  Yes, it’s available year-round, but nothing beats freshly picked.  Buy it from your local farmer’s market, if possible, as asparagus contains sugars that turn to starch once it leaves the ground.  The sooner you eat it (and how could you allow a beautiful bunch of asparagus to sit around?),…

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Double Chocolate Mint Meltaways

Tis the season!  There’s nothing I enjoy more at this time of year than jamming the holiday tunes and baking cookies while a chilly wind blows outside.  Speaking of Xmas tunes, I’ve got a sweet playlist this year – Straight No Chaser “Christmas Cheers”, She & Him “A Very She & Him Christmas”, Ella Fitzgerald “A Swinging Christmas”, Johnny Cash “The Classic…

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Pomegranate Mint Crostini

Today was the first of two Holiday Appetizers cooking classes in my Two Aprons kitchen, otherwise known as my London basement.  The classes are such a joy to teach – I can’t believe I get to cook and talk about food for two hours straight!  On the menu were Pear Ginger Toddies (good way to start off the class, especially as some were nursing…

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