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Adventures in Eating: Classic simplicity: Shaker Lemon Pie

By FRAN GINN,

The Shakers, a corruption of the expression “shaking Quakers” are a Protestant religious denomination, begun in Manchester, England in 1772.  The small group quickly found a leader in Ann Lee, who continues to be revered today as “Mother Ann.”  She brought her band of nine followers to the United States in 1774.  Over the next century the numbe




Adventures In Eating: The Fig

By FRAN GINN,

One of the best things about late spring and early summer is waiting for the first taste of seasonal fruits and vegetables.  Just this week I had my first tomato sandwich of the summer; last week I had the first ear of summer - not grocery store - corn.  Around the Fourth of July the really delicious watermelons, an old variety known as Jubilee






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