Carrot and Red Lentil Curry

Carrot and Red Lentil Curry

Berbere is an Ethiopian spice blend that is a key ingredient in many Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes. Not for the faint of heart, this spicy mixture usually includes chile peppers, garlic, ginger, basil, korarima, rue, ajwain or radhuni, nigella, and fenugreek. You can...
Boursin Dip

Boursin Dip

Add other fresh herbs to taste—rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, summer savory, sage—any or all, it’s all good. If necessary, thin with sour cream or yogurt to the desired dipping consistency. I make this dip at least a day ahead to let the flavors...
Carrot Slaw

Carrot Slaw

This light, refreshing carrot slaw makes a great alternative to the typical cabbage coleslaw.
Chard with Raisins and Almonds

Chard with Raisins and Almonds

This recipe uses the colorful “rainbow chard” with its red, yellow, and orange stems. This is a wonderful dish for kids, who love its sweetness and bright...
Yukon Gold Potato Soup

Yukon Gold Potato Soup

Served cold, this would be vichyssoise; served hot, it is sometimes called soup bonne femme, or “good housewife” soup. Whatever it is called, it is inexpensive, satisfying, and very, very good. Thin-skinned Yukon Gold potatoes need not be peeled. In fact, the skins...
Paul’s Bartlett Pear and Black Pepper Pie

Paul’s Bartlett Pear and Black Pepper Pie

The black pepper gives the pears just enough of an edge to make guests wonder what delightful thing they’re eating. Paul’s notes for the pie dough: I use lard because I think it yields the flakiest pastry. You can substitute butter or any solidified vegetable...
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