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  • Baked Stuffed Squash

    Baked Stuffed Squash

    A few months ago, I saw a winter squash I hadn’t seen for a long, long time at a local farmers market. I asked the seller what he called the squash; he said, “Mexican squash.” I chuckled, as squash, like …Read More »
  • Double Vanilla Creme Anglaise

    Double Vanilla Creme Anglaise

    Recently I made Creme Anglaise  to go with David Lebovitz’s recipe for Apricot Souffles. Normally I use heavy cream (double cream) to accompany a rich dessert or I whip the cream and flavor it with vanilla, but I rarely think …Read More »
  • Best Damn Lemon Cake

    Best Damn Lemon Cake

      Add a spoonful of whipped cream or a pitcher of Creme Anglaise to a slice of dense, lemony cake, and everything in the world seems just a little bit better. That’s why I made two of  Maida Heatter’s Best …Read More »
  • An Almost Gluten-Free Northwest Food Crawl Part One

    An Almost Gluten-Free Northwest Food Crawl Part One

    When I headed to Portland late last summer, I wasn’t thinking about eating my way through the city. I was on my way to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of my college housemate, JulieAnn and her husband, Marlo. While I …Read More »

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Patricia Rain, also known as the Vanilla Queen, is an author, educator, culinary historian, and owner of The Vanilla Company, a socially conscious business dedicated to the promotion of pure, natural vanilla, and the support of vanilla farmers worldwide. Meet Patricia here.

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