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Tomato Butter, what the what?

This crackadelic add-in is just the recipe you need for that last partial box of real, end-of-season (ie non hydro-effing-flavorless-PONIC) cherry tomatoes that are getting mushy in your fridge. It just takes a few minutes and a couple of ingredients … Continue reading

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Smoked Paprika Chermoula

I recently had lunch at Lola,  James Beard award-winning  chef Tom Douglas’s Mediterranean –inspired restaurant. My simple marinated beef sirloin kababs were paired with a smoked paprika sauce that blew my mind. I replicated the kababs quite easily, and with … Continue reading

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Sausage and Radicchio with pasta

  I did some horsing around with radicchio last year when it started showing up in the CSA box. My best result was Radicchio, Bacon, Papparadelle. Delicious, but pretty in-your-face with the bitterness of the radicchio, so not for everyone. … Continue reading

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Sundried Tomato Pesto

Use good-quality sundried tomatoes, not those sad, bitter old things you sometimes see. This  is good as a pasta sauce, on sandwiches, or anywhere you want a blast of intense tomato flavor. 1c dried tomatoes in olive oil, commercial or … Continue reading

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Mint Pesto

1 1/2 c 1 bunch fresh mint (available off-season @ Asian grocery) 1c walnuts 1/4 c grated Parmesean or similar 2 cloves garlic 1/2 c olive oil Chop mint in food processor, add nuts, cheese, garlic. Chop. Add oil slowly … Continue reading

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Kashmiri Walnut Chutney

There are as many variations on this as there are days in the year. I suggest you troll about on the Interweb to see what some of the other recipes look like. This stuff is pretty much good on anything. … Continue reading

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Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

1/4 c rice wine vinegar 1T fish sauce 1/4 c hot water 2T sugar juice of one lime—maybe some zest too if you feel like it 1t minced garlic 1t red chile paste, such as sambal Puree all ingredients. Serve … Continue reading

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