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Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Lentils from Fireside Feasts

Even May can have nights to make you believe winter will never end. In the Catskills, you can still have a chilly or even freezing night. Suzen and I never plant our herb garden until after Memorial Day. We have planted sooner and we have learned our lesson.  On nights like this, you can long…

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Easy Provencal Lamb Recipe from Ina Garten

Easter is over. The candy gone, not to return for another year. Next Easter perhaps you’ll face that same “lamb or ham” question. But you know, it’s still springtime and the lamb is still here for enjoyment. For our Easter dinner, and perhaps for your next spring feast, we wanted lamb. But we did not…

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Navarin of Lamb from Kevin Dundon’s Back to Basics

Navarin. Just say the word and you know it has to be French. And it is. A navarin is traditional French ragout or stew of lamb and vegetables. The name probably comes from “navet,” the French word for turnips which is the one vegetable traditionally included. Navarin has been a spring dish, which lamb is…

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Curried Lamb Shanks with Carrots, Chickpeas and Potatoes

        Whatever was wrong with me? I used to hate chickpeas. Hate. With passion. Now, I love. With passion. And I know why. This year we have come across an exceptional hummus recipe [http://www.cookingbythebook.com/recipes/red-pepper-hummus-smoked-paprika/] and now this sumptuous dinner treat from Curtis Stone. In a word, this recipe is magnificent. And just…

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