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Making the Perfect Focaccia Pizza

I recently co-lead a focaccia pizza cooking class at Weaver’s Orchard alongside Brandon Hertzler and with much direction from our good friend, Brian Licitra. I’ve been “apprenticing” with Brian for the past year or so, learning his dough recipes for thin crust pizza dough and thick-crust focaccia dough. Both recipes are unique, filling and impressive […]

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Asparagus Comté Pizza

Friday was labor day in France and across most of the world. Although I knew labor day was coming up, I didn’t think twice about what that meant. It’s one of the three or four holidays per year where all grocery stores are closed as well as all retail, all public transit and most restaurants. Since […]

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Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Every Black Friday, my husband’s family had the tradition of going Christmas tree shopping. We’d wake up at a reasonable hour (reasonable, that is, for Black Friday), mosey over to the Christmas tree farm together and each pick out that perfect tree for our family’s Christmas décor. Then afterward, we’d enjoy a delicious lunch of […]

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Provençal Cooking

As a wife, one of my responsibilities is to cook healthy, balanced meals with the resources that are readily available. I try to strike a balance with local foods that are both affordable and ethically grown. I have heard it said that when you move to a new country, the last signs of assimilation are […]

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Creamy Asparagus Over Baked Potatoes

This recipe and the full story appear on Weaver’s Orchard’s blog.  Save Print Creamy Asparagus Over Baked Potatoes Author: From the kitchen of Elizabeth Weaver   Ingredients 1 bunch chopped, steamed asparagus 2 tablespoons flour 2 cup 2% or whole milk 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 3 hardboiled eggs, sliced (an egg […]

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