Tag Archives: blueberries

Fruit Fit for a President

In the days before air freight, I impatiently waited for summer fruit season. First, green grapes, followed by berries, cherries, peaches, and melons. Most of the time, I simply ate the fruit plain, or enhanced it with a bit of … Continue reading

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Lemony Blueberry Kuchen

My Mother’s Day post inspired my cousin to mail me his collection of handwritten recipes from our grandmother, Bertie. He realized how much I would welcome this addition to my archives. Her favorite category? Sweets! This recipe dresses up ordinary … Continue reading

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A soggy dessert recipe from Eleanor Roosevelt

My quest to make another U.S. President-inspired July 4 recipe started out promisingly enough when I found First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s contribution to The All American Cookbook: Favorite Recipes of Famous Persons.

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Red, White and Rhubarb Crisp

I expected rhubarb to be out of season by now, but in western New York, this plant still thrives, perhaps due to the winter of the Arctic vortex and the cool spring afterwards. So I scrapped my plans for my … Continue reading

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