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Beef daube

preparation time: 30 minutes cooking time: at least 2 1/2 hours emergency contact: stéphane The provençale contribution to the canon of beef stews. Unless you own a daubière, this recipe won’t technically produce a daube, but a Dutch oven or … Continue reading

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Citrus-chile spaghetti squash

preparation time: 15 minutes cooking time: 40 to 60 minutes (oven) or 15 to 20 minutes (microwave) emergency contact: camille Squash season is here! This recipe is faster and easier than the prep and cooking times suggest. Most of the … Continue reading

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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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