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Soy Sauce Marinade

Good for beef, chicken, as well as pork. 1/2 c. soy sauce 1/2 c. water 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 Tbsp. brown sugar 2 Tbsp. oil 1/4 tsp. liquid hot pepper sauce 2 + cloves, garlic 1/4 tsp. black pepper … Continue reading

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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

 The Science of Good Cooking (Cook’s Illustrated) includes a terrific new taste to the classic  chocolate chip cookie. 1 3/4 c all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 14 T. unsalted butter 3/4 c. packed brown sugar 1/2 c. granulated sugar 1 tsp. … Continue reading

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Possibly See’s Fudge

The family tale, whether true or not, is that a friend of my Mother requested the recipe for her favorite fudge from See’s Candy.  She was so thrilled when she was granted the recipe. It was followed up by a … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut: Naturally Fermented

from Wild Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz Allow 1-4 weeks for fermentation. 5 lbs. cabbage 3 Tablespoons sea salt Chop or grate cabbage finely or however you like it.  Place cabbage in a large bowl as you chop, so that you can … Continue reading

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Silver Palate Pie Crust

2 1/2 c. unbleached flour 2 t. sugar 1 t. salt 8 T. chilled butter (1 stick) 6 T. leaf lard, vegetable shortening, or more butter, chilled 5-6 T. ice water, as needed Sift flour, sugar, and salt into a … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Custard Pie

When I was a kid on the West Coast, my family seldom ate rhubarb.  After moving East, I  soon learned to appreciate this humble vegetable (a fruit in NY), which peeks through the cold ground in spring . . . … Continue reading

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Farro and Roasted Butternut Squash

While working my shift at the food coop, I came across a new grain which I had tasted, farro.  I discovered that it was the staple food for the Roman Legion.  When I searched for recipe ideas, I came across … Continue reading

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