Best Food Reading for 07/15/2017

Orange-Cumin Marinated Chicken Thighs – FineCooking “This Spanish-inspired marinade has a sweet, spicy, smoky flavor that works well with not only chicken but a wide range of meats and vegetables. The chicken thighs are delicious served with pearl couscous studded with dried apricots and pistachios.” tags: f chicken Chicken and…

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Best Food Reading for 01/27/2016

A Recipe and Tips for How to Make Shawarma-Spiced Chicken Pitas in Just 22 Minutes | Epicurious.com “For shawarma at home, you have two choices: build an enormous, spinning shawarma spit, or pick up some chicken thighs and make it in the oven. (If you choose to do the former,…

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Best Food Reading for 12/29/2015

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe | Martha Stewart “This scalloped potatoes recipe is a traditional recipe that can be prepped the night before serving. Creamy with a cheesy topping, scalloped potatoes can easily play side dish to almost any main course. Serve scalloped potatoes with your favorite meat and watch your family…

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Best Food Reading for 10/04/2015

Recipe: Chicken Tikka Masala — Weeknight Dinner Recipes from The Kitchn | The Kitchn “Although chicken tikka masala is more British than Indian, you’d be hard-pressed to find an Indian restaurant that doesn’t have this creamy, bright-orange dish featured prominently on its menu. But if you do, you’re welcome to…

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Best Food Reading for 09/24/2015

The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away | Serious Eats “But there’s also a mysterious, myth-packed lore when it comes to cast iron pans. On the one hand there’s the folks who claim you’ve got to treat your cast iron cookware like a delicate…

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Best Food Reading for 08/22/2015

A Craft Beer Lover’s Guide to America | Food & Wine “With Portland, Oregon, as their epicenter, America’s genius brewers are opening new tasting rooms, taprooms and massive beer gardens. Here, exciting updates in the craft-beer movement.” tags:f craft beer america food This Man Is Making Kimchi Taste Like Bourbon…

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Gardening 2011: Getting ready to start the seeds indoors

Two months ago I bought my first vegetable seeds for this summer’s growing season here in northwest New York, climate zone 5b. On that day in February it was 10 degrees F (-12 C), today it is 49 F (9 C) at 11 am, and sunny. Today’s weather doesn’t make…

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Post mortem on the 2009 vegetable garden

Last year I blogged about the vegetable garden I put in and my trials and tribulations in protecting it from critters. Today my garden looks like what’s shown in the photo on the right. I live and garden in the northwest corner of New York State in the United States.…

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