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Turmeric Mashed Potatoes

There are few dishes that can bring such a row to the kitchen as mashed potatoes. Essentially there are the purists who want absolutely no other taste in their mashed potatoes but potato. They will also make a scene if … Continue reading

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Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Zest and Mustard

We lived in Germany for a while. During our time there we enjoyed Spargelzeit, literally “asparagus time.” Those in northwestern Europe enjoy white asparagus, which is cultivated by piling earth on top of asparagus plants as they germinate. The cover … Continue reading

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Slow-Roasted Salmon with Soy-Caramel Sauce, Carrot Puree and Crispy Leeks

It is not true that our oven aestivates. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, aestivation is a term from biology, defined as “a state of animal dormancy, similar to hibernation, characterized by inactivity and a lowered metabolic rate, … Continue reading

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Poblano Peppers and Onions

We have long been fans of Indian-American chefs. Their familiarity with complex spice and flavor blend has always impressed us. Indeed, chef Julie Sahni was the inspiration for starting our blog several years ago. Now there is another star in … Continue reading

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Broccolini with Grilled Lemon, Pine Nuts and Aleppo Chile

Local chef and co-owner of Saffron and World Street Kitchen restaurants, Sameh Wadi, has just published a cookbook, titled The New Mediterranean Table. The newspapers have printed a few recipes from his cookbook, and we were intrigued by the ingredients … Continue reading

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Chicken and Chickpea Tagine

We received a new slow cooker for Christmas, so we have been putting the appliance through its paces. For those who are interested, the slow cooker is a 7-quart model made by All-Clad®, and the reason for replacing our old … Continue reading

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Sweet Corn with Toasted Coconut

Sometimes the story of how we got a recipe is almost as interesting as the recipe itself. This great side dish fits into this category. We have long been fans of local food writer Mary Ellen Evans, who has translated … Continue reading

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