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Pan-Seared Lemon Chicken with Ginger Honey Sauce and Ginger Honey Walnuts

  Have you ever followed a recipe in a cookbook, really and truly and honestly followed it, and the result was a disaster? It wasn’t you. It was the cookbook. And the failure of the author and publisher to make sure that each and every recipe in the book has been tested and works exactly…

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Barbecued Onions with Goat Cheese and Fig and Honey

I feel a little guilty. I just ate a steak with a wonderful side dish, a barbecued onion topped with goat cheese and fig and honey. The recipe came from Vegetarian Grilling: 60 Recipes for a Meatless Summer by Karen Schulz and Maren Jahnke. I hope the authors don’t mind, but I do want them to know:…

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Adobo Honey: A Recipe and a Rant!

  You may well have purchased a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. It’s a key ingredient in Mexican cuisine, and certainly a way to add zip to your guacamole. There are both domestic and imported brands. Suzen and I are fond of that La Morena brand, although I do have a slight complaint.…

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Habanero and Honey Syrup: A Beverage Booster

  Habaneros are hot. That we all know. In 2000, with its Scoville scale of 100,00-350,000, the habanero was considered the world’s hottest chili. Thanks to genetic engineering, and perhaps man’s endless quest for pain, the habanero has been displaced from the top of that list. But never from our hearts. This particular pepper originated…

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