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Grilling Apricots

Summer fruits can be tricky. Peaches can go from rock hard to mushy in, it seems, a single day. That’s why, for many of us, it’s just safer to go with nectarines. And then there are those apricots. They too can begin life hard and almost tasteless, then transition to useless muck. The inherent apricot…

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Roast Pork Loin in Brown Ale with Prunes and Apricots

  I heard a splash. I turned. Something wrapped in aluminum foil was resting in a dish of cold water. “I took out a pork loin. Find a recipe,” Suzen announced. She likes to test me. She was testing the wrong man. I had to walk just five steps, pull Rotis from its treasured spot,…

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Slow Cooked Moroccan Chicken with Apricots and Almonds from Michele Scicolone

We need to clarify something. The phrase “slow cooker” does not refer to some dim-witted person in the kitchen. No, a slow cooker is one of those kitchen devices you may have ignored for some time. You may have one already, orphaned on a back shelf. Or you may walk by them in your local…

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Thanksgiving Wild Rice Stuffing with Pine Nuts, Dried Apricots, and Fresh Herbs

“Our garden herbs are still fresh, right?” I asked. “Yes,” Suzen said. “And you love pine nuts, right?” “What do you want, Brian.” She was now on alert. “Well, I found this stuffing recipe that uses them and I just thought …” “Let me see,” she asked and extended her hand for the cookbook I…

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