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Spicy Grilled Shrimp

When I asked about the recipe for these spicy grilled shrimp, I was certain that Christian had forgotten something. “Just olive oil, cilantro, cayenne, salt and pepper,” he assured me.


I believed him (mostly), but when it came to making them, I was tempted to tamper with the recipe – add a little garlic or perhaps some lemon juice. I resisted and, if you’re similarly inclined, you should too. Continue Reading →

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Cardamom Vanilla Bean Shortbread

It was a need for something crunchy and sweet to go with homemade peach ice cream that finally made me follow through. I’d been toying for months – since April 1, 2014 to be exact – with posting a sweet treat flavored with cardamom.

On April 1st my friend John sent me this note:

Cardamom, the forgotten spice. Why?

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