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Every bitter has its sweet

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Ever have a week where you feel like you lived a lifetime within its confines. Well not quite a lifetime but maybe a few years? I moved into Monday April 15 and attended to its usual needs: Article and meal planning, supermarket run. Carpool.  The Boston Marathon […]

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Mini Boston Cream Pies

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I went to college outside of Boston, and really enjoyed my time in the area.  I am shocked and depressed by what happened at the marathon on Monday. Mini Boston Cream Pies are a sweet refutation of the dark bitterness in our midst.  Adapted from a recipe in theKitchn.com. 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 […]

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Chermoula Salmon

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Chermoula is a fragrant, spicy, citrusy Moroccan marinade typically used for fish.  This easy recipe yields enough for 3-4 lbs. of salmon but if you are not planning to make that much, save the remaining sauce for another day… because you’ll definitely want to make this exotic dish again.  Or, […]

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Chocolate Sesame Cookies (D)

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These cookies are unusually delicious, pleasingly tender, and completely cool-looking.  They’re  deeply chocolatey with a warm and nutty edge thanks to the sesame seed coating . These cookies are more bitter-sweet than super-sweet due to the  cocoa powder mixed into the batter.  If you prefer your cookies on the unabashedly sweet side, leave […]

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Bahn Mi Sandwich Cali Style (P)

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This month’s Bon Appetit cover story (4/13) was devoted to the art  sandwich-making.  Taking their cue I decided to try my hand at the Vietnamese Bahn Mi sandwich with some fresh California flavor added for fun.  A firm white fish like Mahi-Mahi or Halibut grills well, tastes great with the other featured flavors, and […]

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French Onion Melts (D)

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  1 teaspoon olive oil oni.co.uk/Live/wp-includes/clear loan 2 large onions, cut in half and sliced  into thin half-moons title loans ohio 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar 1 tsp. fresh chopped thyme (optional) salt and pepper, to taste water or vegetable stock 4 slices […]

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Bissel (bis-sul)Yiddish: A bit, a little.
B'Tayavon (be-teya-von) Hebrew: Bon Appetit! Enjoy (in reference to a meal/dish)
Faux-sher Food (fo-shure) Rachelese: Kosher food in disguise. The minute Judy bit into the krab kake she was a fauxsher food fan.
Taim (tay-yim) Hebrew: yummy, delicious
Zetz (zets) Yiddish: smack