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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FIERY TOFU AND COCONUT CURRY SOUP

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Thailand and Malaysia are the inspiration for this easy to make  outrageously delicious soup. This marvelous version of soup from the cuisines of Thailand and Malaysia balances fiery flavor with sweet and sour back notes.  The crisp tender carrots and … Continue reading

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