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Monthly Archive for June, 2011

Cabbage and Leek Pancakes

101 Cookbooks is a fantastic cooking blog.  I never visit without finding at least one recipe I want to try.  Such was the case with this delicious Okonomiyaki recipe.  The pancake consists of shredded cabbage and sliced leeks held together with a simple batter of egg and whole wheat pastry flour.   You can chop the [...]

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Toasting slivered almonds is easy to do and adds a great deal of depth to their flavor. The hardest part about toasting almonds is to watch them closely so they don’t burn. To toast slivered almonds, spread the almonds in a single layer on a dry, shallow baking dish or cookie sheet. Place in a [...]

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In this dish, from Fresh Mexico: 100 Simple Recipes for True Mexican Flavor by Marcella Valladolid, the creaminess of avocado combines with the bright flavors of lemon juice, serrano pepper, and cilantro to make a multi-layered soup that simply dances on the tongue.  Without the scallops, the soup would make a lovely light lunch.  With [...]

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