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Slow Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Aioli and Salsa Verde

Some things are easy. Easter dinner? Lamb. Best place to find a great lamb recipe? An outstanding Irish author and teacher: Darina Allen. Darina’s newest book, 30 Years at Ballymaloe, is a celebration and tribute to her Irish cooking school that long ago achieved world status. This recipe comes from a long time staff member…

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Nippy Cucumber Relish

  Cucumbers. Absolutely marvelous food. Or eye patches. I often use cucumbers in dips where they are combined with yogurt or sour cream for a mellow treat. But, there are options. This recipe gives you fire on day one and a tumult of heat if you let it sit in the refrigerator. I would normally…

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Pineapple-Habanero Salsa from Diane Morgan

We were window shopping in Crate and Barrel when I saw it. A book by Diane Morgan. I peeled off from Suzen who had her own shopping plans. Twenty minutes later, we were checking out and I slipped Delicious Dips on the counter. “Really?” Suzen sometimes questions random additions of cookbooks. We have almost four…

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Bing Cherry Salsa

For pork, chicken, or cream cheese. Bing Cherry Salsa Yield: 1 cup Ingredients: 1 cup pitted fresh Bing cherries 1 tablespoon minced green bell pepper 2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil Grated zest and juice of one lemon ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Dash Tabasco sauce Salt Preparation: Chop the ingredients to medium coarseness and combine. Season…

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