Monthly Archives: May 2010

Carne Asada

Remember Cori’s guacamole, and the story of how a bunch of Arizonans and Californians assumed a German girl from New York wouldn’t have the faintest idea how to make good Mexican food? And remember how we were all wrong? Well, it’s happened again. Cori showed me her Uncle Martin’s technique for making carne asada. Multiple […]

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Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Quinoa has been getting a lot of press over the last few years. Pronounced KEEN-wa, it’s an ancient Incan grain-like seed that can be used in place of rice, cous cous, or pasta. It is a nutritional powerhouse, high in magnesium, iron, and fiber. It is also a complete protein in itself, meaning it has […]

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Frangipane Tart, Three Ways

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t always have the patience to start with a traditional recipe, make it, ponder it, and make thoughtful changes. It should come as no surprise, then, that I didn’t start with almonds when I decided to make frangipane. Frangipane (apparently pronounced franj-a-pain or franj-a-pan, though I went around for awhile […]

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Morel and Fiddlehead Fern Risotto

Last week, I was doing our grocery shopping when I spotted something amazing in Whole Foods. I had already been to three other grocery stores and was pretty tired at that point, but I dragged myself into the Whole Foods produce section for a few red onions, since every other store’s selection seemed to be […]

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Nutella Challah

Nutella and challah just sort of go together. One is rich, chocolatey, and creamy, and the other is soft and lightly sweet, just waiting to be smeared with something delicious. Cori calls the combination “German baby food,” since apparently it’s a popular snack for German schoolchildren. And German college students. And non-German adults. One day […]

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