January 2012

This is such a simple salad, considering how delicious it tastes. We eat so many foods in the winter that are roasted, braised or pureed, that it is nice to have a salad with lots of crunch. And, it is a good way to use up celery, which always seems to wilt in our fridge. […]

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If you are like us, you have probably dreamed of the type of cute, neighborhood shop you would open, if you could. We love this Vancouver based store Old Faithful. Their insight – “We feel that the best products are the ones that age well and stand the test of time – items that will […]

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Edgewater, New Jersey is a narrow strip of land in Bergen County lying along 3 1/2 miles of Hudson River waterfront. Bettina was recently there to take care of some difficult family business but found the time to escape over to the marvelous Mitsuwa Marketplace for comforting hot noodle soup and some provisions to bring […]

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During a lunchtime cooking demonstration at Whole Foods, we made green miso soup. We passed this recipe on to our readers a few weeks ago as a healthy option during the holidays. For the demonstration, we chose this recipe because it is not the typical, brothy tofu miso, but is based on pureeing chard and […]

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Things We Love

January 12, 2012

The Saveur 100 List was published this week. One, Two, Three restaurants in Washington DC we want to try this winter. This digital publication. Thinking about summer favorites. Our new outdoor smoker. We’ve been using it with fresh-caught rockfish (striped bass) and gearing up to use it with shelled peanuts.

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These tacos are made with tender, braised meat. Similar in style to Mexican street tacos, the chicken is cooked until the meat is melty and then condiments are used to add flavor. We tried this method as a weekday dinner and decided it’s going into the repertoire for sure. Our families really liked it. Try […]

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On the short list of pantry items in our kitchens are dried mushrooms. We keep them on hand because they are a luxuriously affordable and delicious extra boost for many kinds of weekday and elegant meals. The concentrated, intense, and meaty (umami) flavor of wild mushrooms works well in soups, sautés and sauces. Some easy […]

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Inspired by a recipe from Tart and Sweet, we discovered this spicy, apple chutney that is delicious with everything from Indian flatbread to roasted pork. Knowing how to make a good, seasonal chutney and then having it on hand in your pantry to add to a meal can turn something pretty basic into something pretty […]

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Very easy, very good and easily adaptable – it is hard to go wrong with bok choy, even though it is often overlooked. Here are a few recipes we have tried and really like or want to try. Take your pick. Stir-fried Green Beans and Bok Choy with Udon Noodles Bok Choy with Cashews Quick […]

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