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Everything Bagel Vinaigrette

by Elizabeth October 11, 2013
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“If you were to identify one taste that best represents New York, you could do worse than the everything bagel, with its frenetic coating of poppy, caraway, and sesame seeds, plus salt, garlic, and onion. An everything bagel, like the city itself, is not shy. It’s brash, aggressive, over-the-top, and utterly polyglot, both an emblem […]

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Vegan Umami

by Elizabeth February 21, 2013
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Asian Summer Rolls I made with my class at Natural Gourmet last spring Between meatless Mondays becoming part of the vernacular and national meat consumption down 12% there is a growing interest in finding vegan and vegetarian substitutes.  Besides learning new recipes, a common goal is satisfying a certain flavor profile, often described as “meatyness,” […]

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Milk. It Does a Fish Good.

by Elizabeth January 24, 2013
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I was browsing through an old copy of Cook’s Illustrated and came across one of the best tips I’ve heard in awhile-soak your fish in milk before cooking to remove any fishy flavor.  If you get your seafood from a reliable source and know what to look for when purchasing you shouldn’t come across the fishyness […]

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August Flu

by Elizabeth August 24, 2012
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Elderberry Plant (Image via drlisawatson.com) It feels a little weird to write about the flu in August but it turns out there has been a weird summer outbreak in our area.  Unfortunately, I learned this firsthand when poor Julian came down with it on Monday.  His doctor said that she had been seeing a ton […]

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