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Chicken and Chorizo over Jasmine Rice

Suzen and I have long, but not lazy, weekends. We tend to spend them at farmers’ markets and then in the kitchen. A long recipe and bottle of wine, plus a couple of football games, is our Sunday ritual. We have time to cook. We make time to cook. We are empty nesters, with the…

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Kosheri [Rice and Lentils] from Ottolenghi

  “Oh, lentils,” Suzen said. For her “lentils” is shorthand for “I’m making this no matter what you think.” “It has rice,” she added. She’d seen the look on my face. Okay, compromise. I find straight lentils a bit tough to swallow. It’s just an overwhelming taste — and pasty feel — in my mouth.…

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Drunken Red Beans with New Mexican Rice

Yes, the picture above is the same as yesterday. That post was for the turkey medallions on the right, recipe circa 1988. The beans and rice on the top and left are, on the other hand, much more recent recipes: 1991! If you have never seen Rice: The Amazing Grain by Marie Simmons then you…

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Cilantro, Raisin and Almond Rice [Not my Grandmother's]

  Have you ever done something that seemed strange, maybe wrong, but you did not know why and you just did it anyway? I really never thought about it growing up. My grandmother did it, taught me, and always seemed naturally comfortable doing it. It was one of my earliest food memories. I knew, of…

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