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Spices and Seasons – Anglo-Indian Shepherds Pie

 There are many fusion influences on the Indian table, including the British. India had been a British colony for over a century, resulting in a lot of cross pollination of cultural ways. Several of these find their way to the food, some of which we have accepted as staples, such as the much misunderstood curry, a spice blend that started…

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Spices and Seasons – Anglo-Indian Shepherds Pie

 There are many fusion influences on the Indian table, including the British. India had been a British colony for over a century, resulting in a lot of cross pollination of cultural ways. Several of these find their way to the food, some of which we have accepted as staples, such as the much misunderstood curry, a spice blend that started…

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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. Mom’s Soft Koulourakia Makes about…

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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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Classic Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

A classic matzo ball soup often has few ingredients beyond a delicious broth and a deliciously large and tender matzo ball. But we wanted to turn this staple of Passover into a full and satisfying meal. To do this, we added a careful selection of vegetables — enough to flavor the broth and provide substance, yet not compete with the…

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Spices and Seasons – Anglo-Indian Shepherds Pie

 There are many fusion influences on the Indian table, including the British. India had been a British colony for over a century, resulting in a lot of cross pollination of cultural ways. Several of these find their way to the food, some of which we have accepted as staples, such as the much misunderstood curry, a spice blend that started…


Restaurants

Restaurants
5 Sandwich Shops

You know you’re in the Hudson Valley when you’re driving on Route 9D. You catch little glimpses of the river through the trees. You also…

Restaurants
2 Beacon Is Calling

I need to make a reservation here: I came across it <a href=”http://lizjohnson.lohudblogs.com/2006/07/27/even-bad-pizza/” target=”_blank”> on my pizza travels yesterday, </a> when I covered the west…

Food Links We Love
5 From Italy, via Nyack

My favorite dish at Rossano Giannini’s <a href=”http://www.lanternausa.com/” target=”_blank”> Lanterna Tuscan Bistro </a> in Nyack is the Parmesan basket salad. It comes with arugula and…

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Seasonal Chef
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Lima Beans With a Twist: Seasonal Chef Recipe

We are at the lowest point of the year in terms of seasonal ingredients. I am very close to being at the end of my rope trying to be creative with potatoes and squash – as I am sure you are too. Dreary cold days call for cozy warm soups, but what could I make that doesn’t feature a tired root…

Latin Twist
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Latin Twist: Cinco de Mayo Margaritas!

                                         Roasted Jalapeño Mango Margarita and a Spanish Margarita Mis amigos, margaritas are fun any time, but 5 de Mayo gives us the special “excuse” to honor our southern neighbor, and to play with our tequila!  Whether your going out, or celebrating at…


I Eat Plants
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I Eat Plants: How are those resolutions?

We’re almost a full month into the new year.  How are your resolutions going? I didn’t make one, but I’m guessing by the parking lot at the gym, a lot of people’s resolutions are still going strong!  Truth be told, for me, there’s only one resolution I’ve ever kept. I know it’s a little late in the game to be…

Spices and Seasons
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Spices and Seasons – Au Revoir

Hi All, I write this post with some mixed feelings, as it is the last Spices and Seasons, post on this site, I am sad that we shall not be connecting through this column, as writing it on Mondays has been a good source of inspiration for me to start the week. However, it will help me make more time…


Suburban Sweets
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Suburban Sweets: Mini Cupcakes

Teeny, tiny vanilla cupcakes tend to bring smiles to everyone’s faces.  They are the quintessential suburban sweets dessert: bite-sized, classic, easy to make and delicious.  It took many attempts to perfect this recipe as made-from-scratch cakes tend to be dryer than their Duncan Hines counterparts, but these little gems are both moist and airy.   I knew I got this right…

Chef's Tip
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Pumpkin Sangria from Hudson Social |Chef’s Tip

Hi! Donna Monaco Olsen here, coordinator for the Taste of Westchester Continuing Education program for Westchester Community College to share with you from a past cooking demonstration. All classes are held within Westchester restaurants, where local chefs share their talents and recipes with us in their own dining rooms. Over the years, I have attended hundreds of classes, and I…


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…