Monthly Archives: January 2012

A BAKERS DOZEN OF EASY THINGS TO DO WITH A MEYER LEMON

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  Now is the perfect time to revel in the fragrant fruit and sweet flavor of Meyer lemons. Meyers have a sweeter juice,  a more floral scent and taste, and a thinner peel than other lemons.   You can put slices … Continue reading

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GARLIC … THE CATSUP OF INTELLECTUALS!

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    Of all the ingredients I always have on hand in my kitchen garlic is near the top of the list. Garlic has a reputation for being too strong a flavor and the culprit of bad breath. I am … Continue reading

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TEN THINGS TO DO WITH ROASTED GARLIC

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  Slow roasting whole heads of garlic with a drizzle of oil concentrates the flavors and adds a caramelized note that enhances garlic’s natural sweetness.  The flavor of the garlic becomes mellow and delicate.  The cloves soften and are easy … Continue reading

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ROASTED SQUASH SOUP WITH FRESH SAGE AND SMOKY BACON

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  Back in September, when the stalls in  farmer’s markets were piled high with vegetables, I filled my pantry shelves with various squashes.  They make wonderful soups that fill your kitchen  with delicious smells.  This soup makes a spectacular presentation … Continue reading

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BOSTON BAKED BEANS … FOR GROWN-UPS

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We all grew up on baked beans, but this is baked beans with a difference.  It’s baked beans for grown-ups.  Bring it to the table in an old-fashioned bean pot.  It becomes pure theatre.  Serve with crusty bread and salad. … Continue reading

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