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Happy 4th of July! A big thanks to all those who have served our country and who are first responders.

4th of July Strawberry-Blueberry Short Cake

Foodie Lit

4th of July Strawberry Short Cake 4 (1).

An easy, light and very patriotic cake for Independence Day.  A simple yellow cake is pared with strawberries, blueberries and fresh cream to create a perfect image and taste for the 4th of July. 

I used 13 strawberry slices to remind us of the 13 stars on the original US flag to symbolize the first 13 states.  Create a few blueberry rows for the stripes and place a few more blueberries on the edge of the cake.


In this warm summery weather, what a cool and fresh flavor to go along with all the great eats and fireworks. Stay safe and enjoy!

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Laurie Boris told me it was both fun and terrifying to write her dystopian novel, The Kitchen Brigade. There is a long history of these novels, perhaps the most famous is Orwell’s 1984. These are grim views of the future.


Laurie places her main scenes in the kitchen. She explained, “I liked the focus of the kitchen because of the universality and the comfort it creates. It transcends language and cultural differences. It’s a refuge as well as a hotbed of conflict.” A frightening look at a future we hope will never come.

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