HuckRaspberry Vodka Martini

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Ok so enough with the food.  It is another very cold (but very sunny) Northern MN day and so I think we need to get our feel good spring and summer feel on!  I have noticed that this year, the fresh raspberries and blackberries have looked good in our local Walmart even!  Costco always has a nice selection of fresh lemons and limes!   All that  is a bonus considering when I woke up it was -9 with 40 mph winds and the forecast for the next ten days is not any better. How I came about making this Huck-Raspberry Martini is a combination of two things.  One I love to watch Twin Cities Live during the winter months. A few months ago they featured a raspberry martini which has now been twisted!  On a recent trip to a local liquor store (isn’t there a more flamboyant term for that …..I looked thru the thesaurus and the best I can come up with is Spirits. For this blog it will be the...

Wildrice Cranberry YUM YUM Bread

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“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” ― James Beard The bread shown in the above picture is not actually Cranberry Wildrice Loaf, my bad.  Actually, it is my good!  Earlier this fall, I started playing with Wildrice Cranberry bread and figured it was such a GREAT recipe, I’d like to see what it does with blueberries instead of the cranberries.  I remembered to grab the camera and I’d been promising to blog about that recipe so here it is………this time with blueberries in place of the cranberries.  They both work equally well, the cranberries have a little bit more of a tang than the blueberries but both serve a great purpose in our cooking! It all begins with the gathering of the ingredients. Most recipes call for bread flour but I’m not holding anyone to that.  I’ve...

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