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About edibletcetera

I'm passionate about food; I cook, photograph, eat...then writes about it in that order. I'm also an occasional restaurant critic and caterer; a former newspaper columnist; author; social media/marketing communications; world traveler; dog lover; skier...and wit, (according to those who know me).

Recipe – A Simple Pear Tart

It really doesn’t get much simpler than this. If you don’t have time to make an elaborate dessert but want to create something with lots of oooh-factor, then this luscious little fruit tart with a flaky crust is an absolute … Continue reading

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Recipe – Spiced Peach Chutney

When you live in a State that produces numerous tree fruits plus varieties of grapes that end up as fine wine (on occasion) – although unexpected, it’s no surprise that people have peach, plum and apple trees growing in their gardens. … Continue reading

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Recipe – Sausage & Cheese Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers

These spicy little nibbles are the sort of thing you find served all over the US while people are watching football. I don’t watch football, ever. But I’d happily down a few of these fiery bites with a chilled IPA, … Continue reading

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Recipe – Baked Eggs with a Sweet Pepper, White Bean & Tomato Hash

When you’ve stumbled home exhausted at the end of a long work week and only have a few items in the larder, you’ll be surprised by what you can pull together with a couple of eggs, a bit of onion, … Continue reading

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Recipe – My Favorite Clam Chowder

There’s nothing nicer than a steaming bowl of clam chowder on a chilly Autumn evening. This easy recipe doesn’t involve shucking fresh clams and is quite wonderful, despite being made with canned baby clams.  It has a little kick, too … Continue reading

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Recipe – Peach & Blackberry Crumble

Summer is slowly coming to an end with cooler, shorter days and the hedgerows are lined with wild blackberry bushes, their branches buckling under the weight of intoxicatingly perfumed fruit, staining our fingers and mouths purple. Anyway, that’s how I … Continue reading

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Recipe – Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms & Tomato

We haven’t had a great mushrooming year so far, partly due to lack of rain and too many wildfires. Luckily, past years yielded so much that I still have several jars of dried porcini, so with the first chilly morning … Continue reading

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Recipe – Zucchini, Lemon & Elderflower Cake

Let’s face it, zucchini (courgettes) are pretty tasteless and watery; for instance, if you want to roast them, they’ll need to be salted first to remove excess moisture and to ensure they keep their shape in the roasting pan. Then … Continue reading

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Recipe – Pasta with Smoked Trout, Broccoli & Lemon

Being landlocked in Colorado, our selection of available fresh fish leaves much to be desired but we do have excellent smoked Rocky Mountain trout. The flavors of smoked trout, lemon, broccoli, anchovy and garlic, combine brilliantly to create a surprisingly … Continue reading

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Recipe – Quick & Easy Cheese Crackers

I recently made the mistake of buying some frozen puff pastry vol-au-vent cases thinking I was buying a puff pastry sheet.  I wasn’t in the mood for making vol-au-vents, nor deciding what to stuff into them, so I rolled them … Continue reading

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