FOOD FUN: A New Kind Of Fruit Cake

Here’s a new take on fruit cake: a “layer cake” that’s made 100% from fresh fruit! It’s the creation of Jessica from Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design. She made it as a birthday cake for a gluten-free friend. But we think it’s a dazzler for any occasion. Want to make one of your own?…
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GIFT: Bien Fait Tea Cakes

Maple Pecan Teacake, dense, moist and yummy. Photo courtesy Bien Fait Cakes.   Bien Fait Tea Cakes are made with “only the finest fruits, nuts, grains and natural ingredients,” says the Greensboro, Vermont-based company, proudly. The ingredients are organic and local, from family farms. The maple syrup is tapped from trees a mile from the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try A Great Fruitcake…And The Right Drink To Pair With It

December 27th is National Fruitcake Day. The most maligned food in America is not cilantro. It is fruitcake. Unlike cilantro, which delivers a consistent take-it-or-leave-it flavor, regardless of where it is grown, it is man who has manipulated cheap ingredients and preservatives into frightful fruitcakes. But yes, Virginia, there is great fruitcake—the kind that, 100…
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