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Dena Testa Bray
Works at Dena Testa Bray Designs
Attended Earlham College
Lives in New Hampshire, United States
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  It’s strawberry season in New England. Red and ripe, tasting like sunshine, strawberries are my favorite fruit. I like them freshly sliced for breakfast with toast or for dessert with a bit of lemon juice. With a buttery shortbread crust at the base and a coconut macaroon topping, naturally sweet strawberries get dressed up a bit in this Strawberry Macaroon Tart. Three tastes and textures combine to make one perfect dessert. ...
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A Message to My Readers

This dish of Spaghetti with Lemon & Herbs is simple to prepare, beautiful & delicious. Please click here to view the recipe for this delicate dish. Attention WordPress Followers: Gathering Flavors has moved. If you follow via WordPress, either through…
This dish of Spaghetti with Lemon & Herbs is simple to prepare, beautiful & delicious. Please click here to view the recipe for this delicate dish. Attention WordPress Followers: Gathering ...
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  Gathering Flavors will be moving to a new home shortly. This blog will no longer be hosted on WordPress.com. If you follow this site via a WordPress reader, you will no longer receive notices of new blog posts. Please enter your email information here…
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Dark Chocolate Chunk Muffins

These Dark Chocolate Muffins are a good antidote to the winter-weather-in-spring. They’re a bit rich but small, so an affordable indulgence. Bits of bitter, dark chocolate are baked in a buttermilk batter then topped with cinnamon sugar for a bit of…
These Dark Chocolate Muffins are a good antidote to the winter-weather-in-spring. They’re a bit rich but small, so an affordable indulgence. Bits of bitter, dark chocolate are baked in a buttermilk...
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My husband and I will celebrate our twenty-third wedding anniversary on Saturday. I like the number 23 because there is nothing particularly special about it. With no decades nor parts of a century to marker, we can focus on what is truly important–the…
My husband and I will celebrate our twenty-third wedding anniversary on Saturday. I like the number 23 because there is nothing particularly special about it. With no decades nor parts of a century...
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I am in the process of moving this site. If you follow in a WordPress reader, you will no longer see my updates there. Please fill out this form and I will be sure you get my updates as soon as my new blog is ready. Sign up form: Click here. Thanks. Dena
I am in the process of moving this site. If you follow in a Wordpress reader, you will no longer see my updates there. Please fill out this form and I will be sure you get my updates as soon as my ...
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Enjoy this delicious summer dessert! D
  When I was a girl growing up on Long Island,  summers meant  the ice cream truck’s arrival on our suburban block in the evenings. His truck filled with  chocolate and nut-covered cones, Italian ice and hundreds of popsicles, the ice cream man’s visits was welcomed by every kid on the street. We’d leap off our backyard swings, grab the change our parents had given us after dinner, and line up at the truck to carefully select our d...
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    I have a love affair with cookbooks—my kitchen library is brimming with everything from Julia Child’s classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking to the most recent publications by Yotam Ottolenghi and Diana Henry. I look to them for inspiration. Much like novels, cookbooks tell complex stories. More than a list of ingredients and instructions, they’re a gateway into the author’s mind and the culture of the time. Julia Child set ...
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Simple Pleasure for Spring. Steamed Baby Artichokes

These Steamed Artichokes with Lemon and Butter are tender and delicious. Steaming them allows them to be kept intact but makes the outer leaves tender and easy to pull off, douse with butter and bite right into. As you peel back each layer, more circles…
These Steamed Artichokes with Lemon and Butter are tender and delicious. Steaming them allows them to be kept intact but makes the outer leaves tender and easy to pull off, douse with butter and bi...
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Strawberry Jam Cake

I made this Strawberry Jam Cake this weekend for our family’s Sunday dinner. A dense cake, the batter is laced with corn meal for texture and cinnamon for spice. A strawberry jam filling adds a bit of sweetness for an otherwise not overly sweet…
I made this Strawberry Jam Cake this weekend for our family’s Sunday dinner. A dense cake, the batter is laced with corn meal for texture and cinnamon for spice. A strawberry jam filling adds a bit...
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Carrots Stewed With Rice and Spice: A deceptively simple dish.

We are just returning from a family vacation to Quebec City. With wind chills in the sub-zero range, I have never been so cold and yet so warm in my entire life. Finding refuge from the winter weather at the famed Château Frontenac, we were well taken…
We are just returning from a family vacation to Quebec City. With wind chills in the sub-zero range, I have never been so cold and yet so warm in my entire life. Finding refuge from the winter weat...
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I am in the process of moving this site. If you need to reach me, please email me at dena@gatheringflavors.com until further notice. Thank you. Dena
I am in the process of moving this site. If you need to reach me, please email me at dena@gatheringflavors.com until further notice. Thank you. Dena
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Food Writer and Web Designer
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Trained chef, food write, web design, social media consultation
Employment
  • Dena Testa Bray Designs
    owner, present
  • Gathering Flavors
    Owner, present
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New Hampshire, United States
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Web Designer, Social Media Consultant, Blogger, Mom, Wife
Education
  • Earlham College
    Foreign Languages
  • University of Chicago
    Social Service Administration
  • Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago
    Culinary Arts
  • Lawrence High School
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Female
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Married