Monthly Archives: January 2013

202 Days until TASTE TEST meets the world! This is probably the ingredient my husband would prefer I never talk about. Ever. But, truthfully, mayonnaise is such an intregal part of so many delicious dishes. And, more than that, it’s … Continue reading

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203 Days until TASTE TEST meets the world! There are few recipes I cherish more than my mom’s beef stew recipe — but this ham and bean soup is really close. Legumes (beans, in this case, but there are other … Continue reading

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204 days until TASTE TEST meets the world! Kale is such an undervalued vegetable. Not only is it substantial, like collards, but it can be tender, too, like chard or spinach. It’s all about the way you cook it. One … Continue reading

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205 Days until Taste Test meets the world!  “Jerk” as a seasoning is usually known as a rub or dry spice blend. However, I really prefer my jerk chicken having been marinated overnight. The recipe below, a Fiore family staple, … Continue reading

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206 Days until Taste Test meets the world! I fear that “icing sugar” is cheating, because sugar is sugar is sugar, and they all start with an “S.” Also, I believe “icing sugar” is British for “powdered sugar” or “confectioner’s … Continue reading

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207 Days until Taste Test meets the world! Parsley Potatoes Peel a strip of skin from around the center of each potato, place the potatoes in cold water.  Set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  … Continue reading

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208 Days until Taste Test meets the world! This really shouldn’t be a surprise, at least not if you know me. I cook EVERYTHING with garlic. Everything that makes sense, anyway. Most dishes I cook start with a couple of … Continue reading

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209 Days until Taste Test meets the world! Flax is such a versitle ingredient. The seeds, in particular, have a plethora of uses. Rather than give a recipe today, I thought I’d make a list of all the ways I … Continue reading

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A “dash” of something in a recipe is a sidebar, an addition. As I work over the next several months on food-related blog posts prior to TASTE TEST’s release, I know there will be times when I want to write … Continue reading

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210 Days until Taste Test meets the world! ; I love eggs. In particular, I love the yolk. When I go to the farmer’s market, I always try to pick up fresh eggs and some delcious crusty bread. It makes … Continue reading

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