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Another late August, another juicy Summer Fest finale. For last year’s Tomato Week – which, I recall, also featured sweltering heat and flagging ambition – I cranked up the oven and rolled dough spirals and generally made things as hard as possible. Did I learn my lesson? You be the judge. Better yet, let’s have [...]

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Upside-Down Tomato Basil Bread

It’s the last Summer Fest cross-blogging event, and this final week is all about tomatoes. The most joyous snack in the garden, right, the easiest slice of summer? Most people will just brush off a sun-warmed tomato and bite down right there, right there in the garden, like a drippy red apple. Unless you are [...]

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Quick – what do you get when you mix gleaming tools, anesthetic, swelling, gauze, ice packs and codeine? That’s right. You get oral surgery. Today, poor Miss Josie had her third go-around in the big chair. Three times now they’ve tried to uncover a tooth that just wouldn’t budge; today, the doctor made that tooth [...]

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Still on vacation, but delighted to bring you this guest post from Coal Creek Farm’s April Phillips. I am fortunate to have met the real-life April and her sister, too, and can report that they both tower over me like power-blogging amazons, and now I know why – these hearty Bierochs run in their family. [...]

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Back Pages: The Challah That We Built

The Simmer Till Done management and advisory board – that would be me – is on a special-projects work break, so please enjoy these posts from the past, especially if they’re new to you. Thanks for visiting – and if you have a repeat request, by all means send it along. Today’s feature, in which [...]

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