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Strawberry Lemon Whole Wheat Scones

Strawberry Lemon Whole Wheat Scones

The season for strawberries is finally here!!! At least in the markets; even farmers' markets. These are obviously hot house fruits because the weather, even in June is a bit erratic. Lovely, all around but certainly not high Summer as it you would expect it to be. I love that this is start of a bounty of produce that overflow in the markets and so many more options in vegetables.

Given the straddling seasons and because lemons are always cool, I paired the berries with hints of citrus from the fragrant zest for these scones. They are light, full of flavor and so so crumbly and soft. The perfect way to start a good day!

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Sweet Potato Scones with Hints of Cheddar

Sweet Potato Scones with Hints of Cheddar

If you follow me on Instagram, I posted a few days ago one of the reason from my quiet around here - not having a kitchen! These scones were one of the few things I actually thought about and baked in my kitchen. And, then, actually shot.  So, here we are, as the festive season comes running up to us..

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'Ramp'ing up to Spring

'Ramp'ing up to Spring

Ramps belong to the onion family and are native to North America. They are, perhaps, one of the few indigenous wild produce still preserved here. These wild leeks are delicate plants that add a robust flavor to dishes. Much like spring onions, the whole plant is edible with the leaves being milder in flavor than the bulb! Scones are a great way of enjoying the flavor. They make for a perfect snack or accompaniment to leisurely brunches.

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Gluten Free Olive and Roast Garlic Scones

Gluten Free Olive and Roast Garlic Scones

Basically, this came about from a need to counter all the forms of sandwiches I was being assaulted with buttered and toasted bread! Doesn't the internet not know I can't have bread??!! 

Anyway, So I obviously had to launch a counter attack and prove myself...well, to myself, I suppose. Here you have the happy endings of my retaliation! :)

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Current Events and Stuffed Scones

Current Events and Stuffed Scones

Hello there. And Welcome to another mid-week edition of my mind's inner workings! The current loop playing on my mind circles around Iowa caucus, Bernie Sanders's social media campaign success, and Inequality. 

Well what does all of this have to do with the recipe of the moment? Not a whole lot, except possibly everything. New nutritional research and latest President (therefore USDA reach) are all major variables in how the food system shapes up in the coming years. So our next President hopefully is not pro big-Ag or big CPG because that's where all the trouble is.

But, perhaps, we need to take a page from Mr. Sanders and keep harping the one note of Food Sustainability and if we can find a way to link that to income inequality.... I mean, the possibilities are endless!!! ;-)

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