March 2010

Without a dab of butter or an ounce of flour, this delicious cake from Nigella Lawson’s out of print cookbook Feast: Foods to Celebrate Life is unbelievably moist and flavorful. It is a wonderful treat to round out almost any meal. How about tonight? 3 tart apples, such as Granny Smith or Braeburn 2 lemons […]

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Easter

March 26, 2010

This year, Greek Orthodox Easter falls on the same Sunday (April 4th) as the Western Churches’ Easter. It also happens to be Emmett’s birthday. He turns 10. In celebration, this href="/taxonomy/term/54" target="_blank">Greek-inspired, casual menu shares some favorite recipes and a birthday cake-with-a-twist:

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Inspired, yet adapted, from this month’s Cook the Book. The chicken and broth can be cooked a day ahead. With few steps left at this point, you’ll be prepping the avgolemono while reheating your broth when you’re ready to cook for supper. 1 whole chicken (preferably organic, free range), cut in pieces, skin and fat […]

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Serves 6 1 1/2 lbs. new potatoes, cleaned Kosher or sea salt 8 or more cloves garlic, peeled Olive oil Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add potatoes and cook until just tender. Drain. Return to dry pot. Add garlic cloves. Using a wooden spoon or muddler, […]

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Only real prep time is peeling and slicing your carrots. Serves 6 3 lbs. carrots, peeled, and sliced into 1/2-inch thick bias cuts About 3 Tbls. good olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c. crumbled feta 2 Tbls. Italian parsley Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss carrots and olive oil on […]

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Craving the simplicity of a basic Mexican fish taco, you can make this delicious, quick-version

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We all have those weeks where our schedules spin out of control and we dash around trying to figure out what to cook in 15 minutes. �Mom do you need some help?� she asked

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To some it may seem boring, but knowing how to make a few basic recipes is essential for the home cook. Adapted from Teens Cook, this dish was made by Dominique one night when some help was needed in the kitchen. Serves 6 2 Tbls. butter 2 Tbls. flour 2 c. milk Paprika Kosher salt […]

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Snack On It

March 11, 2010

Generally we speak out against packaged foods, but we really like this

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Adapted from How to Roast A Lamb: New Greek Classic Cooking by Michael Psilakis. According to his book, this is a recipe that Michael’s Greek mother made during the week when she was just too busy to cook a full meal. Serve with crusty bread, a green salad, and chickpeas with chard, if you want […]

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