February 2011

We don’t always get around to serving our “Meatless Monday” meal at the start of the week, but we do try to forgo meat as a family at least a couple of times per week. In search of a really good veggie burger packed with healthy things (not fake soy meat), we finally got around […]

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A Few Things We Love

February 10, 2011

It’s almost the weekend (!) and Monday is Valentine’s Day, love it or hate, it got us thinking about some of the things we have fallen for: oysters – along with this new iPhone app; noodles; an eat-in kitchen; and sour cherry pie. We’re preparing ours with Gefen’s all-natural in-a-can, because the season is still […]

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The line and demand for fresh, farm eggs keeps growing at farmers markets. It is not uncommon to arrive late and find that they are sold out. On our farm market shopping list, they are a staple for several reasons: organic, cage-free, better-tasting, trusted source, and if you’ve got eggs, you’ve got a meal. Beyond […]

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How to Poach an Egg

February 8, 2011

We like this free-form method for poaching eggs as directed by Jacques Pepin. 1 Tbls. white vinegar 4 large eggs, organic and the fresher the better shallow sauce pan or high-sided saute pan Fill the pan with water to a depth of about 2 inches. Add vinegar and bring to a slow boil. Rapidly crack […]

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This recipe was inspired by a recent visit to the ultra cute and cozy Cafe Cluny in New York City. It was such a perfect creation, that we had to try it in our home kitchens. Any combination of root vegetables can be used, so exact quantities are not provided. Serves 4 1 lrg. handful […]

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(adapted from Madhur Jaffrey’s Easy East/West Menus for Family and Friends by Madhur Jaffrey) Serves 6 1 hard medium sized crisp apple 1 tsp. lemon juice 1/8 tsp. ground roasted cumin seeds dash of cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp. sugar 5 tsp. good olive oil 2 bunches watercress 4 tsp. red wine vinegar 4 tsp. soy […]

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Fuchsia Dunlop describes congee as “comfort food on a cold day”. Defined, it is an Asian rice porridge that serves at the background for a host of different foods including pork, chicken, fish, sesame seeds, and egg. Rice is cooked in salted water or stock until it starts to fall apart and obtains an oatmeal […]

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Various versions of congee can be found all over Asia morning, noon and night. This recipe is based on the traditional Chinese version, but is made healthier with the use of brown rice instead of white. It is the perfect comfort food for when you are feeling a bit under the weather or just recovering […]

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The new Food Guidelines were announced by the US Department of Agriculture yesterday. The guidelines suggest that we eat less, move more, eat more plants, seafood and grains and reduce sodium. So what’s new? “Nothing really,” reports Marion Nestle in her article titled “Why It’s Hard to Change Dietary Guidelines” for The Atlantic. She offers […]

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