TIP OF THE DAY: Spring Peas, Use ‘Em Or Lose ‘Em

[1] Recipe #1, Spring pea dumplings (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog. [2] Spring peas (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Edamame (photo courtesy Burpee). [4] Recipe #2, a tartine (open face sandwich) with spring peas and other spring ingredients from Chef Alain Ducasse (photo courtesy All My Chefs).   Spring pea season is fleeting.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Latkes & Beyond Potato Latkes (Other Veggies)

[1] Nana’s latkes, served with applesauce and sour cream (photo © Melissa’s). [2] A more elegant presentation from Anne Fruart via Vermont Creamery photo © Vermont Creamery. [3] Mix it up: potato latkes with cauliflower. The recipe is at right (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [4] Our personal heaven: latkes with smoked salmon, caviar, sour…
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Poppy Seed Pockets, A Cookie Recipe For Purim

[1] Poppy pockets are a spin on traditional hamentaschen (photo and recipe © Go Bold With Butter. [2] Most people think of poppy seeds as black, but they are also available in white at Silk Road Spices. Black poppy seeds are nutty and sweet, and have a stronger flavor than white poppy seeds (photo ©…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Hamantaschen For Purim

Make hamentaschen this weekend. Photo courtesy Zabars.com. You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy hamantaschen (also spelled hamentaschen), the traditional tri-corned cookie that celebrates the Jewish holiday of Purim. This year it’s celebrated from February 28th through March 1st. The story of Purim, as told in the Bible’s Book of Esther, tells of the…
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