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LCF Update May 2019

First, thanks so much to new subscribers, and welcome to LCF Update May 2019, a monthly thing I do. You are deeply appreciated. Meanwhile, following my Greek cuisine extravaganza, where have I been? (Below is a hint. OK, probably not very helpful. Germany.) And….I’ve been thinking. Which has led to some re-evaluation, which in turn…

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The Spring Feast Planner

Have you signed up for our email list? (It’s easy; fill in the form in the green square on the right side of the page.) Do it, and get the Spring Feast Planner (as well as the worksheet “Know Yourself as a Cook”) for free. As well as my heartfelt thanks. Through my childhood, we…

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Spiced Lemon Walnut Rosemary Cake

Jump straight to the Spiced Lemon Walnut Rosemary Cake recipe or tips. I’ve never understood why the phrase is “easy as pie” as opposed to “easy as cake.” Pie, in my mind, equals not so easy. Getting a crust right is a tricky thing; at least, it can be for me, though at this point…

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Greek Easter Bread

Jump straight to the Greek Easter Bread recipe or some baking tips. Look, even if you’re intimidated by bread, Greek Easter Bread is crazy easy and crazy delish. I do get that bread can intimidate. There’s the rising, and the fact that yeast is a little temperamental. There’s the kneading, which needs to be done…

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Moussaka/Pastitsio

Jump to the Moussaka Pastitsio recipe or to the steps. Two big grand dishes of immense comfort, moussaka and pastitsio or basically the same: a kind of Greek lasagna, where spiced ground meat (or lentils, if you want to go vegetarian) is/are layered with either eggplant or pasta, then topped with a fluffy b├ęchamel sauce…

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LCF Update April 2019

Jump to LCF Update April 2019 watching recos and reading recos. Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, as Dad used to say. If you don’t know the second line of that little poem, it’s “I wonder where the flowers is?” My dad was a drummer, and he loved the rhythm of language. Big news…