Cookbooks

Turnips in Coconut and Mustard Seed Curry with Basmati Rice

October 5, 2011
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I’m posting a bit more frequently this month (as are many other bloggers) and as part of that effort I want to bring you some of the gems I find from around the web. I happened to catch an episode of the Splendid Table on NPR over the weekend, and one of the guests intrigued [...]

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Saucy sauteed peppers and onions with millet

October 4, 2011
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First off, I was glad to know there was an interest in my favorite mac ‘n cheese recipe! I’m glad to share some of the gems I find from around the internet and hope to do more of that later this week. Second, thank you to the good folks at Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn for [...]

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Kasha with noodles

September 13, 2011
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I don’t know about you, but I get bored easily. I have this insatiable curiosity about the world that has me always seeking new experiences, downloading lots of nonfiction books on my Kindle, and traveling to interesting places. My need for diversity and new experiences extends to the kitchen as well. Fortunately, diversity in our [...]

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Chana masala

March 14, 2011
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I spent the weekend in Florida visiting a dear friend and her mother who is recovering from a serious health incident. Like the tragic events in Japan that have made our hearts so heavy, these incidents remind you that life can change in an instant and to appreciate every moment. Fortunately, she’s on the mend [...]

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Tuscan mountain beans with lemon broccoli and polenta

February 28, 2011
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A yearning to taste the real flavors of Italy, a recommendation by America’s Test Kitchen’s Christopher Kimball, and a deep admiration for Lynne Rosetto Kasper of The Spendid Table radio program drew me to her cookbook The Italian Country Table: Home Cooking from Italy’s Farmhouse Kitchens. Published in 1999, this is Kasper’s second book, and [...]

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