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Pineapple Paloma with Thyme Syrup

It was a balmy evening in New Orleans. It had just rained. The streets seemed to perpetually steam in that city, the smell of salt and jasmine (aka the bayou perfume) rising up and beyond the iron-wrought juliette balconies and pastel parlors. From my perch on the second floor balcony of a Latino-Carribbean restaurant, I could…

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Teff Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Cacao Nibs (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

I am not a “baker” by nature — although I can appreciate the poetry in a well-composed sweet. I prefer improvisation to repetition, prefer free-flying ingredients to carefully measured cups. I’m impatient and easily frustrated. My creative brain wants to move on to the next project and just be done with the one at hand….

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