Garam Masala Spiced Pear Galette with Dark Chocolate Sauce

Garam Masala Spiced Pear Galette with Dark Chocolate Sauce

My culinary journey has been a winding road.  Sometimes with hairpin turns and sometimes with steep uphill jogs. (If you know me, you know I am NOT a jogger) A few downhill walks and some lovely flat, grassy roads have led me from the past to the present. And it seems that in every phase, I gain a little more passion and a bit more vision into my culinary world.  Often scribbling words that become my foodie quotes.  Pieces of paper with the...

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Fresh Pear and Cardamom Muffins

Fresh Pear and Cardamom Muffins

These are my favorite muffins.  Mostly because I’m in love with cardamom. I wish my house smelled like cardamom.  And I wouldn’t mind a perfume smelling of cardamom.  I’d probably bathe in this lovely spice if I could. Sometimes I open my cardamom spice jar just to stick my nose in and inhale the blissful fragrance. I love it in apple pie, peach crisp, banana bread, curried chicken, soups, stews, and in mashed sweet potatoes...

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Roasted Pear Salad with a Shallot Vinaigrette and Red Chard and Spicy Sausage Quiche

Roasted Pear Salad with a Shallot Vinaigrette and Red Chard and Spicy Sausage Quiche

A few weeks ago Full Circle Farm  contacted me and asked if I’d like to sample a month’s worth of their produce.  I’m a huge fan of local, CSA farms and I felt honored they asked me to give them a try.  So I signed up, cruised their user-friendly website and marked my calendar for our first delivery. I woke up to a delicious surprise Tuesday morning.  My Full Circle Farm produce box was waiting patiently for me on my front...

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Pork with Pears and Golden Raisins

Pork with Pears and Golden Raisins

I’ve become a pear hoarder. I’ve made three trips to the market this week specifically to purchase pears. I know you’re wondering why.  Because I have pear snatchers (I guess I should say “snackers”) living in my house. Two to be exact. Yep, the two Bennett gals. I filled my big yellow fruit bowl with a beautiful selection of perfect fall pears.  Two days later I noticed most the pears had disappeared.  Back to the market I went.  For more...

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