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Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemons are a fabulous and singular ingredient used most often in Moroccan and Middle Eastern cooking.  Unlike the way we use lemons most often in this country (utilizing the juice and/or the zest of the citrus, tossing the rinds) with preserved lemons the rind is what is used instead, having softened and essentially picked …

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Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

Holy mother of summer, it’s been HOT. My dog is sleeping in out shower because the tiles are cool. I’m testing recipes in the morning because I ‘m not so inclined to have my oven cranking all afternoon. And (this is how I know it’s really hot), I may be coming close to drinking my daily recommended amount …

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Classic Vinaigrette (aka Salad Dressing)

Salad dressing is somewhat of a hot button for many of us. We either have a little fear of it and keep hitting the bottle (bottled dressing, of course), which is often pretty gross, or we get stuck in a one-dressing rut. First of all, vinaigrette is just French for oil and vinegar. Okay, no, that’s not quite …

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Spinach-Parsley Pesto

I love pestos for their versatility.  Having a little jar of pesto in the fridge means you can perk up a soup, make an appetizer, dress up a simple piece of chicken or fish, all in seconds.  The most basic, traditional pesto usually involves basil, Parmesan, olive oil, sometimes nuts, and salt and pepper.  But …

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