Time to make truffles! Story, recipe, and photo by Alexandra Hudson In the height of midsummer’s plump heat, little green orbs begin their biennial-ish sprout from the branches of the California bay laurel. Over the following months, these baby nuts mature into their avocado-green-and-maroon–fleshed fullness. Come fall, they drop in prolific bounty throughout the coastal…

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Gets a Much Better Butter Update By Tina Wolfe | Photos by David Dranitzke The original inspiration for my business came from a childhood memory. When I was a young girl, I traveled to visit my grandmother in Bavaria. I loved sitting in her tiny kitchen with the table covered in oilcloth while devouring chunks…

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  Recipes, photos, and videos by chef/photographer Judy Doherty Don’t let the pandemic ruin your holidays! Baking pie will make your house smell delicious as you channel your granny and all those good times with friends and family in years past. Master these three recipes with the help of expert chef and photographer Judy Doherty.…

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From A Holiday Pie Party Recipes, photos, and video by chef/photographer Judy Doherty   To watch Judy make this pie, click here. Any type of winter squash will do for this delicious, easy-to-make pie, even a pumpkin! You’ll start by roasting the entire squash, which will yield more pulp than needed for this pie, so think…

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From A Holiday Pie Party Recipes, photos, and videos by chef/photographer Judy Doherty     1 scant cup pastry flour Pinch salt ¾ stick cold unsalted butter (dairy or *plant-based) 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon ice water In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Cut the butter into the flour and mix by…

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From A Holiday Pie Party Recipes, photos and video by chef/photographer Judy Doherty   To watch Judy make this pie, click here. For the crust ½ cup butter (1 stick or 4 ounces) 1 cup flour (whole wheat pastry flour works well if you have it) ½ cup confectioners’ sugar ¼ cup cocoa powder ½…

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From A Holiday Pie Party Recipes, photos, and video by chef/photographer Judy Doherty   To watch Judy make the tart, click here. The dark apple tart called Tarte Tatin has Provençal French roots. I learned to make it as a teenager when I was a line cook at La Vieille Maison, a five-star restaurant in Boca Raton, Florida. It…

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  One Calm Cookie Nerve-Soothing Almond, Lemon, Poppy Seed Bites Story and Photo By Alexandra Hudson As a certified clinical herbalist and holistic educator with a passion for combining therapeutic and pleasurable experiences, I like to find ways to make recipes more nutrient dense. To start, I note which parts include a fat or liquid,…

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      From the story Stylin’ Pie in Niles by Katie Yen For the apples, Carolyn Berke, founder of Niles Pie in Union City, California, recommends the organic Mutsu from Prevedelli Farms in Watsonville. Her favorite organic almond grower is Inzana Ranch, which is located near Modesto. 1 recipe Quick Whole-Wheat Puff Pastry 1…

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From the story Stylin’ Pie in Niles by Katie Yen This quick puff pastry from Niles Pie in Union City, California, has a great butter flavor, and the whole wheat lends its own flaky, nutty quality. It won’t puff up as high as regular puff pastry, but that’s just as well for these recipes: Sweet…

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