September 2011

Inspired more by Middle Eastern cooking than American, we began searching for a collection of recipes for a Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) menu to make this week. Here is what we picked from a group of recipes on The New York Times website: Kasha Varnishkes Moroccan Beet Salad Tabbouleh with Apples, Walnuts & […]

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We’re very excited to have a recipe featured in the much-anticipated Food52 Cookbook: 140 Winning Recipes from Exceptional Home Cooks, the first ever online community cookbook (to be released October 25th). The recipe for caramelized figs (in-season now) that we submitted two years ago, was selected among thousands of entries. It is truly a “best […]

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This recipe is called “the most delicious meat”. It is quite simple to make and has no sauce. The meat is flavored with lots of delicious Indian spices and then cooked until super tender. 1 lb. lamb cubes or stew meat 3 Tbls. vegetable oil 1-in. piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped 2 cloves […]

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This is a nice way to prepare rice for the family or for entertaining. We use brown basmati rice, but you can use white if you prefer. 2 c. basmati rice (white or brown) 3 Tbls. vegetable oil 3 whole cloves 4 cardamom pods 1 sm. onion, finely chopped 2 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. […]

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This recipe is from Madhur Jaffrey’s Cookbook/ Easy East/West Menus for Family and Friends, a book which is out-of-print but worth tracking down, is a wonderful blend of flavors perfectly complimenting this cruciferous vegetable – which has folks on both sides of the fence. We love this recipe. Serves 4-6 1/4 c. olive oil 1 […]

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Easy Energy Bars

September 19, 2011

On a recent visit to Burlington, Vermont, we popped into the Great Harvest Bread Company, an all-natural, whole grain bakery that opened up its first location in Great Falls, Montana in the mid 1970s. There we sampled just-out-of-the-oven daily breads and picked up a chewy Trek Bar for later. The next morning we scarfed down […]

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This dish is perfect as a side, salad or for potluck because it can be served hot, at room temperature or cold. The recipe is adapted from Madhur Jaffrey’s Easy East/West Menus for Family and Friends by Madhur Jaffrey. Serves 6 2 Tbls. Dijon mustard 2 Tbls. red wine vinegar 2 tsp. finely grated fresh […]

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For a little Canning 101 with a modern take, come to our On the Shelf: Preserves and Canning class on Saturday, September 24th. Short and sweet, we will start at 9AM at the Glover Park-Burleith market with a cup of coffee, learn a few secrets and tips from some of the market’s local farmers, gather […]

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This is one of those delicious meals that only takes a few minutes to cook up once you have a little bit of the prep work out of the way. We have made it twice, but still don’t have a photo because it was immediately eaten. Crispy green beans (so fresh and good right now) […]

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To Get: New Utensils

September 14, 2011

Just like socks, utensils seem to disappear. We have so many spoons, but what happened to all the forks? We started browsing for some everyday flatware – nothing too expensive, but we wanted a thoughtful design that was readily available. Here are five affordable sets to consider: West Elm’s Promenade Flatware World Market Hammered Flatware […]

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