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Breakfast banana bread

preparation time: 20 minutes cooking time: 40-50 minutes There is no shortage of excellent banana bread recipes out there. This one doesn’t necessarily improve on the banana bread experience, but it is a relatively healthy version that makes for a … Continue reading

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Bitter melon with beef in black bean sauce

preparation time: 20 minutes cooking time: 20 minutes emergency contact: amy or arnold Bitter melon is available at most Asian markets from spring through autumn. Choose melons that are firm, unblemished and 15 to 30 cm in length. Pale green … Continue reading

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Tuthilltown Spirits

Tuthilltown Spirits is a small batch distiller in the Hudson Valley. Founded in 2003, it is the first producer (the first legal one, at least) of aged grain spirits in New York state since Prohibition. The distillery, nestled behind the … Continue reading

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Singapore noodles

preparation time: 30 minutes cooking time: 20 minutes emergency contact: carol or amy The trick to cooking dried rice stick noodles is moisture control. They need to absorb quite a lot of liquid to attain a chewy consistency, but if … Continue reading

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Peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies

Adapted from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook, the main modifications being a little less sugar, a little more salt, and the omission of peanut butter chips.

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Have you heard of Marie Tharp?

If not, find out a bit about her life and career here. photo: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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Quick pickles: cornichons

Above is some very tasty quick-pickled okra from Wholefoods. Below is a basic, quick pickle recipe adapted from that of a farmer at the Louviers market in Normandy. tiny cucumbers (finger-sized is best) – 1 lb coarse salt – 2 … Continue reading

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Sauces and brunch (updated!)

Update: See new Posh Nosh links below the first video. For something a little different in terms of recipe posts, here are two instructional videos to enjoy and… um, be instructed by. Meat isn’t curtains Simon and Minty Marchmont explain … Continue reading

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Happy summer solstice

No matter what your alatitude, enjoy all the bsunlit hours and cvisible light today: Fairbanks (64° 50′)a — 21h 49mb — 24h 00mc Bergen (60° 23′) — 19h 01m — 23h 05m Toronto (43° 40′ ) — 15h 27m — … Continue reading

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Cape Cod roundup

Here’s a quick and dirty (and very incomplete) guide to Cape Cod — mainly eating and drinking, but a few sightseeing tips are thrown in as well. The towns are listed in approximate order moving from the Upper Cape to … Continue reading

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