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Poirot’s Secret

We have always enjoyed stories of Agatha Cristie’s famous Belgian detective and this is one of the two drinks he would always enjoy neat. I always thought creme de menthe was fairly sweet and nasty, something to be added to … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Peppermint Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache

These triple-decker babies are rich, perfect for a party or a big crowd or perhaps just to get a serious chocolate fix. Peppermint Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache For Peppermint Cream Cheese Layer 8 ounces cream cheese (softened at room … Continue reading

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Yogurt Mint Dipping Sauce

We have a ton of mint right now. Also, this would go really well with some lamb meatballs. Dipping Sauce 1 cup Greek yogurt (nonfat is fine) 1/4 cup mint 2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp olive oil 1/2 tsp … Continue reading

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Asparagus with Mint and Chili

We love roasting asparagus, but try to come up with new ways to serve it. This was a side dish on a recent leftover night. Yes, we do have those. Asparagus with Mint and Chili Large bunch of Asparagus (about … Continue reading

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Brownie parfaits with chocolate mint sauce

Since Monday is Labor Day in the good old U.S. of A, we thought we’d make a dessert that doesn’t require much effort and can serve a crowd. Sure it calls for brownies, but we suspect there may be some … Continue reading

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Watermelon two ways

One watermelon for two people goes a long way. So today we’re bringing you two watermelon recipes. That’s right kids, two! It’s only fitting really. This was a dual effort. While I chopped, and chopped, and chopped some more, Katherine … Continue reading

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On herb gardens and selective green thumbs

By Katherine The woman who owned our home before us was such an avid gardener she planted the neighbor’s side yard. Azaleas lined the walkway. Lantana bushes surrounded the mailbox. She had an intricate sprinkler system on an automatic timer. … Continue reading

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