January 2009

Adapted from The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters, this recipe works well in a home kitchen. Our kids love stretching the dough and it can also be formed and baked as a flat crusty focaccia with herbs.  So much better than any crust we have bought already made in the store. Be sure […]

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In restaurants and at home, �ancient grains� are getting a lot of attention because of their loaded health benefits and great flavor.

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Adapted from Classic Indian Cooking by Julie Sahni. This is a creamy version of a chicken curry. It is sweet and delicious and can be served to the entire family (little kids included) and friends. Serves 4-6 2  -2  1/2  lbs. skinless, boneless chicken breast 1/4 c. vegetable oil 1 c. onion, finely chopped 3 […]

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A good supply of homemade pickles is the pride of almost all Indian cooks

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Makes about 3 cups 2-3 green raw mangoes 1/3 c. fresh ginger, shredded 1 Tbls. kosher salt 1 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes 3 Tbls. vegetable oil 1 1/2 tsp. yellow or black mustard seeds Wash mango and dry completely (if there excess moisture on surface of mango, they will spoil). Do not peel. Cut […]

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A couple of good friends who came over for an early morning visit inspired the testing of this recipe. It’s cookbook description holds true – “very rich, very delicious”. It was wildly devoured.

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A better cheddar means a better soup, so choose a good aged one. The same goes for potatoes – a lot of interesting varieties can be found at farm markets today. Serve the soup with hearty slices of freshly baked bread or try the recipe for Cheese Croutons included below. 2 strips bacon 3 Tbls. […]

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The President who wouldn�t eat anything �green� or �wet� is being replaced by one who likes his meals �straight from the garden”

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All About Braising

January 6, 2009

A braise is about as easy as cooking gets and hits the spot as we enter the comfort-food season. Our next Cook the Book Club pick is Molly Stevens’ All About Braising. Suggested to us as “one of the best cookbooks to own”, it is a book of easy one-pot meals inspired from all over […]

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Instead of purchasing something brand-new, our personal shelves (stocked with plenty of fodder for good eats) became the place to “shop” for our latest “cook the book“ pick. In the same vein as our Home Cooking Resolution, we searched through our collection of cookbooks to find one that we hadn’t spent enough time with over […]

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