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steel cut oats, toasted in butter then boiling water, mix with brown sugar, baked sweet potato, and raisins. YUM!

What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of January 9-10, 2010 | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/9/10 11:59 AM

Sunchokes are also a natural source of insulin. They taste great when they caramalize a bit. I love to saute them on the stovetop in good butter till they are a tad bit crispy on the edges. another great way is to thinly slice them with a mandoline and then deep fry them in beef tallow! YUM! I'm making some tonight

Another interesting fact: they are the roots to a species of sunflowers:

Easy Winter Recipe: Roasted Sunchokes | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/7/10 08:21 AM

i lived in india for a year and we would buy hot tea on the street twice a day. They cool it by pouring from one cup to another with a lot of space in between the cups. the exposure to the air cools it down. plus the process is very dramatic. see example herE:

The Fastest Way to Cool a Hot Beverage | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/6/10 02:13 PM

candied orange peels dipped in dark chocolate and julia child chromosonal cookies (simple butter sugar pie/cookie dough rolled around a fig candied orange peel and apricot jam filling)

What Did You Cook Over the Holidays? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/4/10 04:01 PM

a puree would be good but my favorite way is to slice small with a mandoline, then saute till crispy and caramelized in butter or if you are really decadent beef tallow with fresh rosemary

What Should I Serve with Sunchoke Puree? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/10/09 05:19 PM

i just made a quince ricotta and apple tart. 1st layer: quince compote/jam (cook quince down in butter with lemon zest cinnamon and nutmeg) spread on tart crust 2nd layer whole milk ricotta mixed with german style cream cheese, egg, sugar and lemon zest top layer sliced apples sprinkled with pats of butter and sugar.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | It's Time for Quince!
10/21/09 01:56 PM

If i am not cleaning dishes as I go along. When i get a point ready to wait i love pouring a glass of wine, going to the couch listening to music and reading the paper. I love relaxing like this!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Tell Us: What Do You Do While You Wait?
9/24/09 04:24 PM

On Monday I made a squash and zucchini pizza. Thinly sliced the squash and zucchini placed on pizza crust with Basil pesto on it. Then added roasted eggplant slices and goat cheese. It was delicious.

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Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Ingredient Spotlight: Summer Squash
7/9/09 10:13 AM

Julia Child shows viewers how to kill a lobster in this manner with her usual wit. It is one of my favorite episodes of Julia. She does it because she thinks this technique also brings out the best flavor. In the same episode she also uses her asbestos hands quote when referring to picking up the red hot lobster.

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Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | How to Kill a Lobster (Humanely)Fine Cooking
7/7/09 01:36 PM

I've been making pizza like crazy lately with trader joes 99 cent dough and just putting different things on. it is a great party thing to do too. that way you have all kinds of varieties.

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Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Tips for Throwing a Homemade Pizza Party
5/15/09 02:32 PM

I manage a local farmers market in DC and one of our farmers brought me a gift of raw milk butter. It was so indulgent to eat my baguette last night smeared only with butter. YUM!

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Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Simple Appetizer: Bread with Butter and Truffle Salt
5/11/09 04:46 PM

I love to make Rhubarb compote by heating with sugar and butter until mushy. Then I keep it in a air tight container and spoon over fresh plain yogurt from the market! It is so simple yet so good:

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Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Homemade Pantry: Rhubarb Syrup
5/11/09 01:02 PM

garlic, rosemary, red pepper flakes, butter. That is all.

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Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Which Ingredients Can You Not Live Without?
4/23/09 03:22 PM

This looks absolutely delicious. I have been eating avocado's non- stop lately this is the perfect time for perfectly ripe avocados!

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Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | National Food Roundup: Yellow Beet Sandwich with Avocado, Grapefruit and Radish SproutsFrom Nationwide Newspaper Food Sections 04.22.09
4/23/09 01:43 PM

I have been using squarefood gardening since i was in the third grade and this year I got a garden plot in a neighbors back yard thanks to I can't wait to use the time tested squarefoot raised beds this year as a new urban sharecropper


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Question: Best Books for New Gardeners?
4/22/09 01:43 PM

Trader Joes has great pre-made pizza dough in three varieties: plain, herb, whole wheat. And it is only $0.99. I made a great pizza with it the other day: basil pesto , portobello mushrooms (marinated in olive oil rosemary and rep pepper flakes) topped with roma tomatoes, fresh local mozerella and fresh green onions.

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Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Appetizer Recipe: Flatbreads with Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions, and Basil
4/22/09 12:18 PM

I always have morels at least once a year. Most of the time to retain the distinctive morel flavor, 1) i soak in salt water for 15 min. 2) slice 3) slice in rings a shallot in olive oil and butter 4) add morels 5) add a tad of cream


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Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Quick Tip: How to Clean Morel Mushrooms
4/21/09 09:14 PM

You can also follow my adventures in backyard gardening on my new blog: the new urban sharecropper

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Five Things That Make Us Want to Garden
4/20/09 03:37 PM

Book Recommendations: The new Square foot gardening by Mel Barthalemew. It is great, he has small space gardening down to a precise science. Try just a 4x4 to begin with. I've been doing it this way ever since 3rd grade.

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Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Five Things That Make Us Want to Garden
4/20/09 03:27 PM

ah found it

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Similar Chalkboard Landing Strip?
1/28/09 01:42 PM