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We offer our recommendations for breakfast and dinner in the culinary capital of France, along with where to go for  live music after hours and, finally, where to wind down.

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No Cook Pizza Sauce

No Cook Pizza Sauce

Pantry Pizza Sauce This hearty pizza sauce is made with tomato paste,  parmesan cheese, fresh garlic and plenty of Italian-style spices. Honey gives it a hint of sweet, the black,

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Poached pears in a bowl

Poached Pears

Poached pears are an important ingredient in French Pear & Almond Tarte. This recipe was adapted from the How To Poach Pears article on David Lebovitz’s website.

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Colorful Christmas card made into a gift tage

Gift Tags from Old Greeting Cards

There comes a time, at the end of every celebration, to breakdown the decorations. Everything paper gets thrown away or tossed in the recycling bin. The saddest part is throwing away piles of greeting cards.

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Photo by Cathy Augello

Inspiration

A good friend of mine has recently become obsessed with the annual winter spectacle of crows roosting by the thousands along the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie. Above is one of the many breath-taking photos she sent to me.

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Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake is popular in the U.K. It is traditionally decorated with a circle of eleven or twelve almond paste “eggs,” representing the twelve apostles. (The one missing is Judas.) This recipe was adapted from the one given to me by my British mother-in-law.

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