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 09/14/2015

Cajun Shrimp Stew With Potatoes “Authentic Cajun dishes typically include three important ingredients, bell peppers, onions and celery. These are combined with aromatic herbs and spices such as cayenne, bay leaf, black pepper and parsley. This creates a distinctive flavor which has now become unique to Cajun cooking. The main…

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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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Gardening 2011: First seed purchases

It’s February 3, six to eight inches of snow cover the ground here in northwest New York, climate zone 5b, and it is 10 degrees F. Just to tempt me, our local Wegmans supermarket is now selling gardening seeds at 25% off. Even though I can’t get the plants in…

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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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