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Tag Archives | Spring 2013 Recipes




By Kelly Yandell, TheMeaningofPie.com

Eggy, luscious popovers are relatively easy to make from the most basic ingredients. You can use a muffin tin, but a popover pan makes them more spectacular and puffy. Serve while they’re hot with strawberry butter or the condiment of your choice.…

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Smoky Scalloped Potatoes



By Kelly Yandell, TheMeaningofPie.com

Paula Lambert’s Mozzarella Company makes a cheese, smoked over pecan shells, called Scamorza. Here, it gives traditional scalloped potatoes a depth that is uncommon. Paired with cream and a hint of marjoram, this side dish is all you need to complement a glazed ham.…

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Smoky Glazed Vegetables

  • 4 medium mushrooms (morel, oyster, maitake preferred), rinsed, patted dry and cut in ½-inch pieces
  • 4 fingerling potatoes, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 8 baby carrots
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 sprig thyme, leaves only, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon smoked olive oil, Texas Olive Ranch Mesquite-Smoked, preferred
  • 1½ -2 cups chicken stock
  • 12 thick asparagus spears, bottoms trimmed and spears cut into
  • 2-inch pieces on the diagonal
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Combine the mushrooms, potatoes, carrots, bay leaf, thyme, olive oil and 1 cup of the stock in a saucepan big enough to hold them without overcrowding.…

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Radish Top Soup

From Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes

by Diane Morgan

Until I began working on this book, I did what most cooks do: I bought beautiful radishes with bushy green tops and lopped off and discarded the tops.…

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French Sorrel Soup de ma Grand-Mère

Kneeling on the right is Eve’s grandmother Simone Agnus. Her
grandfather Albert is bending over her aunt Francoise’s pram. The little boy is
Eve’s father Jean-Michel. The setting is the village of Passy-les-Tours in 1942.



Proust had his madeleine. What sends me back to childhood is sorrel soup.…

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Honey & Ginger Cold-Fighting Tea


From Keeping Bees, by Ashley English

This zesty tea is a soothing elixir for scratchy throats or burgeoning coughs.

The heat of ginger and cayenne loosen phlegm while the honey calms the irritated lining of the throat. It’s also exceptionally delicious and can easily be rendered into an iced version for a refreshing summer pick-me-up.…

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