Archive for RECIPES

never met a cobbler we didn’t love!

photos: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times

In this Wednesday’s Dining Section feature, Melissa Clark shared her delightful recipe for a nicely cake-like, Southern-style stone fruit cobbler made with one of the season’s finest offerings – fresh nectarines – absolutely delish! Browning the butter is a really nice touch – we’re leaving off the almonds because M is allergic …

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the proper way to treat an heirloom

photos of magazine: m&j  all other photos: Yunhee Kim for The New York Times. Food stylist: Maggie Ruggiero. Prop stylist: Deborah Williams

Mark Bittman’s Sunday Times Magazine piece is full of inventive suggestions on how to tackle the currently ubiquitous, yet fleeting proliferation of these deliciously sweet, salty, tangy, colorful and gnarly fruits – delightful enough to eat plain and unadorned and simply glorious when prepared with this group of deletable recipes that are truly deserving of the precious heirloom tomato.

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New Orleans cold drip iced coffee

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We credit our wonderful friend, brother-in-law and chef, Steve Elliott with this recipe because he’s the one who first introduced it to us. But from what he tells us, this wonderful method for making the mellowest, least bitter and most delicious iced coffee we’ve ever tasted has been a Louisiana secret for generations. Enjoy!

Happy summer!

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sophisticated lemon drink syrup

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This recipe from Laura Calder’s French Food at Home is a great lemony twist on simple syrup for delicious summer lemonades, lemon sodas or even spiked adult beverages with the sophisticated flavor of citrus zest, rather than just the usual juice. It’s easy to make and keeps well in the fridge for a week or so.

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pasta primavera redux!

photos: Yunhee Kim illustrations: Sarah C. Rutherford

In this mouth-watering Sunday Times Magazine piece, Mark Bittman deconstructs pasta primavera, or “springtime pasta” down to its most essential and delicious basics and reworks it into eight simple and savory recipes worth trying out with the season’s fresh farmers market offerings – we’re going to!

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quick and delicious horchata!

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We had this delicious Mexican drink on a shoot in LA and were so happy to see a time-saving recipe for it in the May issue of Martha Stewart Living. And we’re happy to report, it’s as “liquid rice pudding” tasting and yummy as it was at the craft services table last June!

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asparagus twelve ways!

photos: Yunhee Kim food stylist: Maggie Ruggiero Props Stylist: Deborah Williams

Whether it’s steamed, roasted, stir-fried or grilled – thank you, yet again, Mark Bittman, in last week’s New York Times Magazine piece for giving us a dozen fresh ideas for enjoying the delicious seasonal bounty of this tender, herbaceous spring perennial!

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