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Tomato Chile Jam from Preserving by the Pint

It’s the perfect confluence of words: tomato, chile, and jam. This is a universal food. Almost. I would not be putting this jam on my breakfast toast, actually. It has more sizzle than I want to start my day with. But, on a toasted slice of bread with goat cheese, this jam is an ideal…

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Floreciente from Skinny Sippers

  Monday I posted a cookbook review for Skinny Sippers, a volume of cocktail recipes with a twist [no pun intended]. Each of the recipes in Skinny Sippers gives you a lovely cocktail in under 150 calories. The recipes are dotted with ideas for using fruit, fruit and vegetables juices, and diet mixers to provide…

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Perfect Frosting with Evaporated Milk

How would you like a perfect frosting for cookies? I mean perfect. Cookies often demand a frosting that is suited to their storage. We stack cookies, put them in boxes in layers, stage them for use a few days out. Regular frostings, really cake frostings, do not work very well for those situations. Those frostings…

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Caramelized Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a vegetable with many cousins: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, and kale. This picture is of a relative new variety of green cauliflower that has become widely available only since the 1990s. Viewed up close, cauliflower is certainly a complex and curious plant. If you have ever heard about “fractals” or the…

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