A Naturally Sweet German Chocolate Cake

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You have probably noticed by now that I don’t make many desserts.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy them, I just didn’t grow up having desserts or baked goods in the house.  My family in Spain always offers fruit as dessert at the end of a meal and that tradition has carried on through my […]

Monday’s with Mami – Gambas Al Ajillo

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Gambas Al Ajillo or garlic shrimp is a popular tapa all throughout Spain.  Nothing more than shrimp, red chili pepper, oil and garlic.  Since fresh shrimp is not on the menu in Iowa, a splash of lemon and a couple tablespoons of parsley liven this tapita up. In Spain, Gambas Al Ajillo are cooked in […]

Goodbye Garden of ’09

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Today was bittersweet.  Nehemiah and I headed off to the farmers market bright and early.  We stopped at one of our favorite vendors, Yang’s Organics.  This lovely couple has a beautiful family and have been able to provide our family with amazing chemical free goodies all summer long.  Yang and his wife became our friends […]