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Thyme-Baked Mushrooms & Cranberry Beans with Roast Garlic Crème Fraiche from Diana Henry’s Simple

  We have been raised to think our taste buds can sense four things: salty, sour, sweet and bitter. It’s pretty clear now that there is a fifth: umami. It’s that distinctive flavor you get from roasting meats or veggies. Like mushrooms. This recipe is from the wonderful playground Simple by Diana Henry. It’s full…

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Roasted Vegetables with Miso Sauce from Fermented by Charlotte Pike

For the holiday table, you may feature a side of roasted vegetables. I never get bored by them, but, to be honest, I can get a little tired of them. Great flavor, over and over again. Sometimes I want some roasted veggies with a little flavor tangent. Here is just the recipe for you. From…

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Turkey Roasting Times

Puzzled? Worried? First time? Don’t worry. You’ll be fine. Here’s a very helpful guide to the roasting times for your turkey. Times vary both with the size of the turkey and whether it is stuffed or not. The assumption here is that the turkey goes into a 500˚F oven for the first 30 minutes, then…

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Roasting Nut and Coconut

Baking, particularly cookies, often involves nuts or coconut. And there in that recipe you’ll see the suggestion that they be toasted. My first reaction: ah, gee, do I have to? I revert to being a 6-year old told to clean up his room. The thing is, toasting these ingredients really is important to bring out…

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