September 9, 2016
Makes 1 cup 1/2 cup tahini 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons almond or cashew milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until combined. Refrigerate until ready to use. - Adapted from Easy Vegan Breakfasts & Lunches, by Maya Sozer (Page Street, 2016) Per 2-tablespoon serving: 151 calories, 3 grams protein, 17 grams carbohydrates, 12 grams sugar, 9 grams fat, no cholesterol, 167 milligrams sodium, 2 grams dietary fiber.
September 4, 2016 |
There's nothing like home improvement to improve your life. At least, in theory. I say this because I'm adding a garden room to my house, even though I don't know if that's a thing, because I have a garden and I want to see it from a window. Like TV, only with flowers and butterflies. In other words, children's TV. The garden room is attached to the kitchen, and since it needed a door, the oven and cabinets had to be moved, and, in any event, you see where this is going.
August 18, 2016
Makes 2 servings 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt 1/2 cup peeled, diced English (seedless) cucumber 1 tablespoon golden raisins 4 walnut halves 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh dill Generous pinch kosher salt Fresh-ground black pepper Ice cubes (optional) Ice water and/or chilled seltzer, for serving Dried mint, for garnish (optional) Dried, crushed (culinary) rose petals, for garnish (optional) Ground sumac, for garnish (optional) 1. Combine the yogurt, cucumber, raisins, walnuts, dill, salt (to taste)
August 5, 2016
Makes 3 to 4 servings Finely grated zest of 1 lime, plus 6 tablespoons juice (from 2 or 3 limes) 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 dried arbol chili peppers, stemmed and chopped, or 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more as needed 1 clove garlic, minced 2 scallions, white and light-green parts, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon finely chopped capers, rinsed and drained 3/4 cup finely...
August 2, 2016 |
With 12 games left in this Major League Soccer season it might be too early for the Union to begin to panic, but the team's recent play has to cause legitimate concern. The Union are now 1-4-1 in their last six MLS games following Sunday's 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake (RSL) before 18,091 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester. The Union (8-8-6, 30 points) are four points ahead of Orlando, which holds the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference. (The top six will make the playoffs.) The Union squandered a 1-0 halftime lead while falling to 7-2-3 at home.
July 31, 2016 |
Sunday at 7 p.m., Talen Energy Stadium. Records: Real Sale Lake, 8-6-7, 31 points; Union, 8-7-6, 30 points. TV: CSN Coaches: Real Salt Lake, Jeff Cassar; Union, Jim Curtin. Teams last played: March 15, 2015, 3-3 tie in Salt Lake). Union have never beaten RSL, 0-2-6. Real Salt Lake on the road: 3-6-2. Union at home: 7-1-3. Goals for: Real Salt Lake, 30; Union, 35. Goals against: Real Salt Lake, 31; Union, 33. Last MLS game: Real Salt Lake played to a 1-1 draw at home against the San Jose Earthquakes on July 22. The Union lost at Montreal, 5-1, last Saturday.
July 21, 2016 |
Makes 2 servings 1 cucumber (about 11 ounces) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 1/2 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons light soy sauce 2 teaspoons Chinkiang vinegar 2 tablespoons chili oil A pinch or two of ground roasted Sichuan pepper (optional) 1. Lay the cucumber on a chopping board and smack it hard a few times with the flat blade of a Chinese cleaver or with a rolling pin. Then cut it lengthwise into four pieces. Hold your knife at an angle to the chopping board and cut the cucumber on the diagonal into 1/2-inch slices.
July 9, 2016 |
If you miss Budweiser frogs and Y2K, you're not alone. Apparently, everyone's got the '90s bug with parties, bands, and comedians coming to town who all have that throwback vibe. Here are just a few of your options: Saved by the '90s 8 p.m., Saturday, Trocadero Theatre , 1003 Arch St., $12, 215-922-6888. The boy bands are coming. Saved by the '90s zooms in for a night filled with nostalgia for a time when pagers were cool and Furbies were on millions of wish lists.
July 7, 2016
Makes 8 servings For the ginger ketchup: 1 garlic clove, peeled ¼ onion 1-inch piece ginger root, peeled 2 16-ounce cans crushed tomatoes 1 bay leaf 1 sprig thyme 1 whole clove 1 cup sherry vinegar 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1 tablespoon nigella seeds 1 cinnamon stick Salt, to taste For the fries: 5 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch sticks ...
June 17, 2016
Makes 8 servings 1 tablespoon softened, unsalted butter 11/4 cups milk 6 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons kirsch 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 6 eggs Kosher salt 3/4 cup flour 3 cups unpitted or pitted sour cherries Confectioners' sugar, to dust 1. Heat oven to 425. Butter a 9-inch cast-iron skillet or baking dish, and set aside. Combine milk, sugar, kirsch, vanilla, eggs, and salt in a blender. Blend for a few seconds to mix ingredients, then add the flour, and blend until smooth, about one more minute.