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Red Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk and Spinach

Coconut soup not your idea for a hearty winter meal? This recipe may change your mind. Flavorful and satisfying, we are planning to add this dish to our routine January fare, and the recipe is simple enough for a weeknight … 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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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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Mustard-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

The success of this recipe depends on the marriage of mustard and soy sauce. At first, this may seem an unlikely combination, but both ingredients come from the category known as condiments. The word condiment comes from the Latin condimentum, … Continue reading

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Drunken Pig (aka Whiskey Ham)

We have reviewed thousands of recipes, but we have rarely come across these directions: “Drink the reserved shot of whiskey.” And that was what the cook is supposed to do first!

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Pulled Pork

This recipe comes from Maria Benat of Port Orange, Florida, in the Thanksgiving 2010 issue of Penzeys catalog. We made this recipe with a much smaller pork shoulder (4#) than in the published recipe. We also used all ground spices … Continue reading

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Dhal with Coconut

Dhal is Indian for legumes, and the variety of legumes available in Indian cooking has made vegetarian diets practical (and tasty) for centuries. This recipe uses thoor dhal, which resembles a yellow split pea. The dhal can be obtained from … Continue reading

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Spiced Grated Carrots

This carrot side dish is the best carrot dish this side of carrot cake. Although there are chilies involved, the dish is not that hot, and what heat exists is balanced by the sweetness from the grating and cooking of … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar Spice Mixture

This unique spice mixture is included for use in two separate recipes under separate entries: Grilled Spice-rubbed Salmon and Corn Salsa. This mixture and the other two recipes come from the July 1997 issue of Bon Appetit. We have used … Continue reading

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Roasted Root Vegetables with Whole Spice Seeds

Did you know the rutabaga is a cross between a turnip and a cabbage? And did you know it was first grown in Scandinavia sometime in the late Middle Ages? To this day, in England the rutabaga is known as … Continue reading

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