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Cook for a Cause

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Greetings all, I wanted to share with you a project I was proud to be a part of.  Months ago after the earthquake disaster and devastation in Japan, the gals over at How Does She? had a brilliant idea to put together a cookbook with recipes from fifty plus favorite bloggers. The plan?  Gather fifty plus recipes, put together a cookbook with color images, sell copies, and donate the proceeds to the American Red Cross.  Very cool.

I’m proud to share that the "Recipes to Help: 50 Favorite Bloggers, 50 Best Recipes" cookbook is here!  From now until the end of August, the cookbook is available for purchase in either hardback or eBook version, but it’s not a “purchase” per se, we like to think of it as a donation!  Yes, 100% of your purchase/donation will go to the American Red Cross to help the many people who have been affected by natural disasters around the world.

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This one-of-a-kind cookbook is available in both hardback version and as an eBook, your choice!  Paper Coterie generously donated 100% of the supplies and 100% of the cost to offer the printed version to all of you. 

With your donation, you will have a beautiful full color recipe book with gorgeous pictures and delicious recipes to try, and also feel good knowing you donated for a worthy cause. 

 

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Peach Galette

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

I’ve been in a mood lately.  A mood to take it easy.  To relax.  To enjoy life’s simpler pleasures.  To me, that includes baked goods.  You too?  

A recent trip to the market reminded me it was peach season, so I brought a dozen home, and contemplated what I could create with them.  I’m often caught up in the idea of trying something new, hence the recent quest for the perfect pie crust.  The attraction to baked goodies continues, pulling me yet again to attempt something both simple and gastronomically wonderful in the kitchen made with ripe fruit and dough.

Enter, the peach galette.

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What the heck is a galette you might ask?  For those who don’t know, a galette is just a fancy French label for a rustic fruit tart.  The kind of tart filled with seasonal fruit and formed with a less than perfectly shaped crust, folded over by hand and baked in the oven.  Less than perfect?  That I can handle. 

Ever since I made my summer list, I’m obsessed with baking with summer fruit, whatever is in season and of the moment.   In May, it was rhubarb crumble, June brought mini cherry pies.  Lately, I’m craving peaches which are in season and readily available everywhere. 

How to make a peach galette?  It’s not difficult. 

First grab yourself a bowl of these. 

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