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Chocolate Cocoa Local Decadence

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Purchase Cocoa Local online, at Sweetlife Farm, Bay Hay and Feed, or Bon-Bon chocolates

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Quince: an odd little minx of a fruit

So says Jessica Sanders, co-owner of Austin's Drink.Well.  She describes quince as having the texture of an under-ripe pear or apple, but smells like a pineapple or guava. Native to the Middle East, it's not so great eaten raw, but cooking "unlocks a deep flavor and tropical sweetness." In the October Issue of Imbibe Magazine (yes, there is [...]

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​Candied Orange Peel and Orange Peel and Ginger Shrub

 This recipe comes via Umbria and Letitia Mattiacci, whose cookbook A Kitchen with a View is filled with regional homestyle Italian food. Her Alla Madonna del Piatto Agritourissimo and Cooking School are worth a trip to Italy…To make the Candied Orange Peel: 12 organic unwaxed oranges with a thick skin  8 cups sugar Halve and juice the oranges; save the [...]

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