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Citrus: Sweet & Savory Sun-Kissed Recipes

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What better way to beat the winter doldrums than to immerse yourself in a beautiful book devoted solely to Citrus! My dear friend Victoria Pearson has filled it’s pages with stunning images and well known food stylist and recipe developer Valerie Aikman-Smith provided mouth watering recipes you’ll want to have on repeat in your kitchen. They offered to share a few recipes with us here and give away a copy of their new book – signed by Victoria Pearson.

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Asian Cucumber Salad

Heather Bullard | Asian Cucumber Salad |

It’s hot over here. I’m guessing the temps are high in your neck of the woods as well. Summer has arrived in all her glory and no one in America wants to fire up their stove for fear of adding even a single degree farenheit to their kitchen. That’s where this salad comes in…just slice cucumbers, add dressing, and keep chilled until you’re ready to serve. It’s great with steamed rice, pot stickers or grilled barbecue chicken. You could also add it to a Bahn Mi type sandwich with rotisserie chicken and shredded carrots on a baguette. It keeps well and transports easily for picnics and impromptu beach trips. Stay cool my friends! Hope you give this one a try!

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How to Make Vanilla Extract

Heather Bullard | Vanilla Extract-102

Who wants to talk about the holidays in January? Yeah…me neither.
But one of the most popular gifts I give is my homemade Organic Madagascar Vanilla Extract and it takes a very long time to cure. In fact, I think it should cure a year or more so the depth of flavor borders on decadence. So here I’ve included everything I use to make mine in hopes that you’ll feel Girl Scout prepared for next season!

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