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A Cool Idea for Leftover Pasta

Usually when we have pasta left over we’ll make a baked pasta dish by layering the cooked pasta in a baking dish with marinara sauce, cottage or ricotta cheese, mozzarella, and whatever cooked vegetables or meat we have on hand.  … Continue reading

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The Real Showdown: Sweet Potatoes vs Yams

Sorry.  It’s not Republicans vs Democrats or even boxers vs briefs …  it’s sweet potatoes vs yams!  Do you know the difference?  It’s confusing, I know, when they are even mislabeled at the grocery store.  But, trust me, a sweet potato … Continue reading

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Baked Chicken When It’s Too Hot to Bake

One of my favorite homey dinner standbys is baked chicken (bone-in chicken parts).  The recipe is so easy, I’m almost too embarrassed to publish it (but not quite 😉 ) You can prepare the chicken a number of different ways – … Continue reading

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Secret Ingredient: Smoked Spanish Paprika

Smoked Paprika (pimenton), made in Spain from smoked, ground pimento peppers can be found in varying intensities from sweet and mild (dulce) bittersweet medium hot (agridulce) and hot (picante). Smoked Spanish paprika is nothing like the relatively bland traditional Hungarian paprika you get … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Cruciferous Vegetables

One of the joys of city living  (especially in a walkable community like Capitol Hill) are the treasures you can find in the street, up for grabs.  On any given weekend day I’ll pass a handful of houses with various pieces … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Leftover Stuffing

Everyone has a zillion ideas about what to do with the leftover turkey – but what about the stuffing?  Chances are there is a container or two hanging out in your freezer still.  But beyond using it on sandwiches or … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Leftover, Squirrel Gnawed Pumpkin

Talk about being “on special” – right now on your front steps I’ll wager you have at least 3 pumpkins languishing.  “On special” at Your Front Porch Market for $0/lb! Sure they were festive last month but once you’ve rotated them a … Continue reading

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Is this the world’s happiest man?

One of the things I’ve discovered in the wine importing business is that winemakers aren’t like most of us.  I mean, I know people who like their jobs, and some who will even say they like them a lot.  But … Continue reading

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