June 16, 2016
Makes 8 servings 2 pounds colorful heirloom tomatoes, room temperature 1/2 pound pitted whole sour cherries Cracked pepper Very thinly sliced tender scallion, rinsed in ice-cold water 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon fruity extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar 4 slices well-toasted miche, ciabatta, or peasant bread 1 large garlic clove, halved Handful fresh basil, torn 1. Cut tomatoes into pretty,...
June 3, 2016
Makes 8 servings 5½ pounds beef cheeks 3 12-ounce bottles Flemish red ale 1 bouquet garni (sprigs of herbs such as thyme, bay leaf, basil, and rosemary tied together in a bundle) 1 pound onions, peeled and chopped Oil or butter for sauteing 1 quart veal stock ½ cup vinegar 8 tablespoons mustard 31/2 ounce slice gingerbread 1. The day before serving, cut the beef cheeks into pieces about 1½ inch square and place in a bowl along with three-quarters of the beer and the bouquet garni.
March 17, 2016
Makes 6 servings 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup white vinegar 3 tablespoons water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1. Wash and peel cucumbers. 2. Slice into 1/8 to 1/4 -inch rounds - as uniform as possible. 3. Combine sugar, vinegar, water, and salt in a small bowl. Stir to dissolve the salt and sugar. 4. Add the cucumbers and let stand at least 15 minutes at room temperature. 5. Serve on Sloppy Joes (see accompanying recipe)
December 18, 2015
Makes 13/4 quarts 2 quarts apple cores and peels 2 quarts water 1/3 cup sugar 1. Put the apple cores and peels in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Dissolve the sugar in the water and pour over the cores and peels. Cover with a plate and weight down with something heavy to keep the solids submerged. Cover the entire bowl with cheesecloth or a kitchen towel and leave on the counter out of direct sunlight for 7 days. 2. Strain the cores and peels from the liquid and discard the solids.
July 6, 2015 |
I'm trying to understand when suntan lotion got weird. I remember the days when baby oil and vinegar counted as suntan lotion. Yes, you read that correctly. The Flying Scottolines used to go to the Jersey Shore for two weeks every summer, and Mother Mary would mix baby oil and red wine vinegar in a bottle before we left for a day at the beach. I have no idea where she got the recipe. Maybe the Mayo Clinic. Or the Mayonnaise Clinic. Anyway, we would slather on baby oil and vinegar, dressing ourselves like a salad.
March 13, 2015
HOMEMADE FIRE CIDER RECIPE 1/2 cup peeled, shredded/diced ginger root 1/2 cup peeled, shredded/diced horseradish root 1/2 cup peeled, diced turmeric OR 1/4 cup additional ginger and 1/4 cup additional horseradish 1/2 cup white onion, chopped 1/4 cup minced or crushed garlic 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped Zest and juice from 2 lemons Raw apple cider vinegar Raw, organic honey to taste Put ginger, horseradish, turmeric,...
March 13, 2015 |
TAKE A SWIG. Go ahead. All at once, a flood of hot, spicy, sweet flavors converge in your mouth to create a warm, hell, yeah! sensation all the way down to your belly. You've just experienced Fire Cider, an apple-cider-vinegar-based health tonic produced in the Berkshires by Shire City Herbals. Fire Cider is selling like gangbusters coast to coast - and locally at places like Weavers Way in Chestnut Hill, Essene Market and Art in the Age downtown and MOM's Organic Market, in Bryn Mawr.
July 3, 2014
BLEND HAMBURGER WITH ONION COMPOTE & HONEY VINAIGRETTE SAUCE 18 ounces hamburger (fat content about 20 percent) 2 tablespoons cumin 4 yellow onions 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar Water Salt to taste Honey Vinaigrette Sauce (see below) 4 ounces Ossau-Iraty or other hard goat cheese, sliced thin 4 hamburger buns, split For burger: Mix cumin into hamburger meat and let stand at least 90 minutes, or overnight if possible, in the refrigerator.
July 3, 2013 |
HERBERT Ginensky had this thing about vinegar. The health-giving and curative powers of this simple ingredient, known to every cook, were taken to extremes by this man who often let his imagination run away with him. He insisted you could take vinegar internally and externally. Try bathing your feet in it. And, oh yes, dark chocolate was in the same salubrious category. And Herbert was not shy about promoting both. He passed out photocopied brochures extolling their benefits.
January 17, 2013 |
THE ADAGE says "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. " As newlyweds Eric and Autumn Levine discovered, that wisdom also applies to women. "When we first began dating, he made me these delicious scallops," said Autumn Levine. "I knew then he was a keeper, because I don't cook. " An attorney by day, Eric Levine enjoys cooking on nights and weekends. He has fond childhood memories of his mother's honey-mustard chicken and his father's grilling, but he didn't become interested in cooking until he hit college.