March 2008

Makes 6 servings 1 sheet (about 8 ounces) frozen puff pastry (preferably all-butter), thawed 1 stick (8 Tbls.) unsalted butter 3/4 c. sugar 1 Tbls. pistachio oil, optional 8 sweet, firm apples (such as Fuji, Gala or Golden Delicious), peeled, cored and quartered Center a rack in oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees. Choose […]

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from Bon Appetit, December 2004 2 Tbls. fresh blood orange juice or regular orange juice 1 Tbls. unseasoned rice vinegar 1 Tbls. minced shallot 1/2 tsp. honey 3 Tbls. pistachio oil Whisk orange juice, vinegar, shallot, and honey in small bowl. Gradually whisk in pistachio oil. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.

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Made with two very distinctive “doughs” – a fluffy, white meringue and a thick, nutty mixture – we tweaked food blogger a la Galadrielle‘s original recipe by adding assertive and spectacular pistachio oil. This bread is really nice toasted for breakfast or served warm with a dollop of pistachio ice cream for dessert. Preheat oven […]

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Part of being a modern, home cook is searching and finding new ingredients that are healthy and add unique flavor to our food

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A perfectly roasted chicken is one that is divinely juicy on the inside and delightfully crispy on the outside. For us, a simple roast bird is the best. Also we do prefer organic: To Get Bird Ready for Roasting: Remove giblets from bird’s interior cavity. You can use these, if you want, by scattering them […]

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(adapted from Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson) Serves 6 3 med. to lg. red-fleshed sweet potatoes 1/3 c. butter 4 shallots, sliced into thin rounds 6 oz. goat cheese 3/4 c. white whole-wheat flour or whole-wheat pastry flour 1 tsp. onion powder Kosher or sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 c. boiling water […]

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Spoon bread is a savory pudding baked in a casserole dish

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Take corned beef out of package, place in a large stockpot, and cover with a bottle of dark beer (such as Guiness). Add 1 cup pickle juice, spice pack (if provided in corned beef package), a bay leaf, two cloves of garlic, a generous pinch of salt, if needed, and water to cover. Bring to […]

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Corned beef – what is it? Found now pre-packaged in grocery stores, is a big piece of flat-cut brisket that has been cured in a brine seasoned with pickling spices

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In our pantry, we prefer the “natural”, sometimes referred to as “old-fashioned”, peanut butters made with 100-percent ground peanuts.

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