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A woman with a thousand hobbies, I love to cook, eat, knit, sew, garden, travel and listen to music. You can find me at and at thesamanthafiles AT gmail DOT com.
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Ha! Awesome!
Toggle Commented May 8, 2012 on this is bullshit at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm really enjoying these Tabletop episodes - thanks so much Wil! I just pre-ordered Get Bit from Mayday Games, as it's not available anymore on Amazon. Looking forward to getting Tsuro, and see Small World and Settlers of Catan in my future as well.
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Ah, date puree... great idea!
(based on a recipe from Kim Boyce's 'Good to the Grain') Makes 32 bars 4 cups rolled oats 1 stick butter, unsalted 1 cup plus 2 T. flaxseed meal 1 cup dried tart cherries 1 cup honey 1/2 cup dark... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at The Samantha Files
Thanks so much Karla! :)
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I've just started participating in French Fridays with Dorie, an online cooking group dedicated to Dorie Greenspan's newest book, Around my French Table. This recipe was a perfect, fast dinner. Par-cooked russet potatoes sauteed with onions in olive oil, seasoned... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at The Samantha Files
Boy oh boy, why did I wait so long to get the Baker's Edge brownie pan? The pecan brownies baked perfectly, and I was even able to leave one 'row' nut-free. Brown butter blondies with walnuts and chocolate chips are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at The Samantha Files
Not a huge harvest this year, but they look great nonetheless. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at The Samantha Files