TIP OF THE DAY: Chermoula Sauce

Last night at a nine-course feast at the home of our wine editor, we were served a dish of scallops, sautéed greens and a hearty topping of freshly-made pesto. A conversation ensued among the nut-averse and lactose-intolerant in attendance, that they didn’t use pesto because of the cheese or the nuts. There’s an easy alternative:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce

October is National Pasta Month, and we’ll be sharing different takes on pasta. We start with tomato sauce. Some people use fresh summer tomatoes to make their sauce, freezing batches to last through the year. Others used canned tomatoes year-round. Less often, cherry tomatoes are employed. For us, since lush summer tomatoes have drifted into…
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RECIPE: Oktoberfest Burger With Pork Schnitzel

The Oktoberfest Burger, with breaded pork cutlets. Photo courtesy Hard Rock Cafe.   Hard Rock Cafe is celebrating Oktoberfest with a Germany-inspired burger, the Samuel Adams Octoberfest Schnitzel Burger. Available September through October 31st, it has German flavor accents: schnitzel (breaded pork cutlets) instead of beef patties, sauerkraut, whole grain mustard and beer-accented cheese sauce,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Chimichurri Sauce

Each country in Latin America has a national salsa, or sauce. In Argentina, it’s chimichurri. Chimichurri sauce is made of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, white or red vinegar and red pepper flakes. Oregano can be added. Cilantro can replace parsley in some regions; vegetable oil can replace the olive oil. The original…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fruit Sauce For Chicken & Fish

Rare-cooked salmon with blueberry sauce, couscous, pattypan squash and zucchini. Photo courtesy Munchery.   One of the easiest routes to a protein-filled, home-cooked dinner is grilled chicken or fish. We often hear from people that they can grill (or poach, roast or sauté) the protein, but because they’re not “good at cooking,” they don’t know…
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