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Stone Soup Cottage

I heard about Stone Soup Cottage a few years ago, and when I did, I put it on my food bucket list. I always have a long list of restaurants that I want to try, but sometimes money or timing … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcake with Orange Blossom Whipped Cream

This is the first in a series of posts about everything I did with strawberries that I picked over the weekend. Somewhat incredibly, they’re almost all gone. Before I went out to Eckert’s on Saturday, I knew I wanted to … Continue reading

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Strawberry Pistachio Galette

I’m going to be coming at you with A LOT of strawberry recipes the next few days. You’ve been warned. Yesterday morning I drove out to Belleville, Illinois, to pick strawberries at Eckert’s. I used to go there when I … Continue reading

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Hawn State Park and Ste. Geneviève

I like to spend at least one day hiking every weekend. I find that this does two things: It keeps me in shape, and it keeps me sane. No matter what kind of day I’m having, if I spend a … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcakes

I have always loved strawberry shortcake.  When I was little, my parents, siblings and I would drive to Belleville, Illinois to Eckert’s Farm and Country Store.  We would go during the Fall to pick apples, and sometimes we would even … Continue reading

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