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Seasonal Chef Recipe: Soft Koulourakia

Koulourakia, a Greek Easter cookie comes in many shapes and varying degrees of texture and taste. Essentially though, its a delicious sweet cookie made anytime of year, but in particular for the Easter dinner table. This recipe  is from my mother, plump and soft. Click this link to read more about my inspiration for making koulourakia. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:678] Mom’s Soft Koulourakia Makes…

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Seasonal Chef Recipe: Soft Koulourakia

Koulourakia, a Greek Easter cookie comes in many shapes and varying degrees of texture and taste. Essentially though, its a delicious sweet cookie made anytime of year, but in particular for the Easter dinner table. This recipe  is from my mother, plump and soft. Click this link to read more about my inspiration for making koulourakia. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:678] Mom’s Soft Koulourakia Makes…

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Seasonal Chef Recipe: Soft Koulourakia

Koulourakia, a Greek Easter cookie comes in many shapes and varying degrees of texture and taste. Essentially though, its a delicious sweet cookie made anytime of year, but in particular for the Easter dinner table. This recipe  is from my mother, plump and soft. Click this link to read more about my inspiration for making koulourakia. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:678] Mom’s Soft Koulourakia Makes…

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Spinach, Quinoa and Shrimp Bowl: Seasonal Chef Recipe

Lent begins today, and many people abstain from eating meat during this period. Whether or not you are such a person, this quick recipe using spinach, quinoa and shrimp is perfect for a Lenten lunch. It can be easily made vegetarian/vegan by simply leaving out the fish. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:683] One year ago: Millet Two years ago: Versatile Salmon Spinach, Quinoa and Shrimp…

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Spices and Seasons – Lamb, How to Season and Cook it

I think this week, certainly has brought the promise and hopes of spring, somewhere on the horizon. The days feel longer, the air warmer (I know we have a little more room for improvement there), and we are thinking of shedding our winter coats and thinking of spring holidays. As we say farewell to March, two major April holidays beckoning…

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Suburban Sweets: Mini Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

The popularity of whoopie pies, a common New England dessert for generations, has spread like wildfire in recent years.  These simple cookies/cakes/pies (the jury is out on exactly how to categorize these unique desserts) have become a staple at some of the most renowned bakeries in the country.  My favorite rendition comes from Brooklyn’s One Girl Cookies – heaven!  (http://www.onegirlcookies.com/)…


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Seasonal Chef: Koulouri, Greek Street Food

I am reaching into my Greek roots for the next few weeks and doing a little baking. If you follow my blog you will no doubt realize I rarely bake. When I do it’s with some, well, great reluctance. You don’t typically find chefs that like to do both. Some gravitate to savory and some to pastry. Every now and…

Latin Twist
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Latin Twist: Plantain Stuffed French Toast

Sometimes it’s all about brunch. Yes, mis amigos, if you’re a brunch lover, you know exactly what I mean! As a little girl, I was lucky enough to have lots of French toast on my Sundays. In fact, though my Brighton Beach-based  grandma didn’t cook, she could make a mean French toast. And in Westchester, my mom continued the tradition (and…


I Eat Plants
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I Eat Plants: Pressure Cooking Part Deux

As promised, I attended JL Fields’ Pressure Cooking 101 class this past weekend.  I was not disappointed!  I also had the good fortune of picking up her book, and I am excited to use it. As I mentioned in my last column, I’m not a stranger to the pressure cooker, but I am definitely looking for more variety in use…

Spices and Seasons
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Spices and Seasons – A classic lamb curry

I have been talking lamb this week, mostly with the April holidays in mind, however, if you are thinking of a lamb stew for St Patrick’s day do not rule out the possibility of this light and lively dish cooked with potatoes and pieces of squash. It is a classic winter curry, the kinds I looked forward too on wintery…


Suburban Sweets
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Suburban Sweets: Nutella Truffles

Nutella is one of my family’s favorite foods.  We purchase it in bulk and consume it at an embarrassingly rapid pace.  Spread on toast and served with a large glass of milk, it is our favorite snack before bed, what we affectionately refer to as our ‘good night snack.’  Given my family’s obsession with this spread, it is somewhat surprising…

Chef's Tip
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Make a Flavorful Gravy: Thanksgiving Tips from Our Pros

This post is part of our series on Thanksgiving Tips from Our Pros. To see more tips, click here: Thanksgiving Tips from the Pros. Have a question of your own? Ask our experts in our live chat at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. We might feature your question (and its answer) in print. Tip: Make a flavorful gravy. Roast root…


House of Bedlam
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House of Bedlam: Winning Super Bowl Snack

In preparation for the Super Bowl we test a lot of recipes during the season. My kids have a strong opinion about what we will be cooking on Super Bowl Sunday.  Although our favorite team didn’t make it to the big game we’re still excited to watch and eat!  The winner this year, hands down, at House of Bedlam was our Miso Ginger chicken wings.[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:678] Ingredients 3 Tbsp…

Dishing Well
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“Little Cooks and Gardeners” Class at Stone Barns

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit in on a “Little Cooks and Gardeners” class at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. “The family program invites 3-5 year olds and their caregivers to the farm each week for 8 weeks to learn about growing food, to discover cooking techniques and tools, to gain confidence in the…