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Norwell’s James Library holds Valentine’s dessert tasting

Kevin Shain swears by his ingredients. “Simple recipes made with high-quality ingredients make all the difference,” he said.

Shain and his wife, Michelle, run Ob La Da bakery out of their Marshfield home, and use ingredients from across New England (such as slow-churned butter that makes all the difference in frosting) to create seasonal treats, depending on “what’s local.”

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