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Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa

Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa is a delightful celebration of contrasts: Creamy avocado, sweet mango, tangy pineapple, spicy jalapeno. Five days until Christmas. Four shopping days left. Three days until we leave to visit family for the holiday. Two days until The Nutcracker touring show my daughter, Paige, is in wraps for the season. One …

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How to Roast Garlic

While raw garlic is pungent and sharp, roasted garlic sheds its harshness. Instead, it’s sweet, rich and nuanced. Here’s how to roast garlic. The same can be said of people. Given the right nurturing and knowledge, people can become so many wonderful things. As a parent, it’s my job to try to provide that nurturing …

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Mild Black Bean Salsa Recipe

Quick and easy to make, this Mild Black Bean Salsa recipe will please the whole family. On a cool summer evenings (they usually are cool here in Maine), a local community band assembles on a stage inside a blow-up shell and plays song after song after song for a big audience. On another summer evening, …

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Mango Strawberry Salsa Recipe

A mild fruity salsa, perfect for summertime dipping, this Mango Strawberry Salsa recipe is quick, easy and fun. The field days have been played. The desks have been cleaned out … well, my daughter’s has at least. And the final tests have been taken. We’re on the cusp of summer vacation here, and I cannot …

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Small Batch Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Sweet, tart and filled with big, rich flavor, this recipe for Small-Batch Strawberry Rhubarb Jam is quick and easy to make and delightful to enjoy.  Rhubarb is in season. Strawberries are in season. Rhubarb and strawberries go hand in hand at this time of year. So why not enjoy them together? Small-Batch Strawberry Rhubarb Jam …

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