Patricia Rain is the Vanilla Queen, possessing infinite knowledge about vanilla, vanilla farming, and more.
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These chewy-fudgy coconut macaroons are the perfect solution for those years when Passover and Easter overlap, or any time you want a simple cookie that beautifully marries chocolate and coconut. Read More
This week I’m enjoying a buswoman’s holiday: I’m taking off from developing recipes and writing cookbooks to spend some time in the kitchen. There’s a difference between cooking for work and cooking for play. I get to make whatever I want, and I don’t have to keep making it over and over again until it’s perfect. I can toss in ingredients without measuring. And there’s no need to take copious notes. I love my work, but this is pure fun. Read More
After squaring away my smoked salt for our holiday gift swap, I had to jump right onto the next project. We have 21 people showing up here Tuesday morning for Christmas Brunch. The pressure is on.
Back in 2010 I shared my experience smoking cherries on the back porch. The cold smoking imbued the sweet fruit with a delicate hint of savory smoke that did not overpower them. Read More