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April 8, 2015

Ramps If you can’t find any of those oh-so-fleeting ramps at your local farmers’ market then have no fear, as there are plenty of other onion options available this time of year. Turn to Tiny New York Kitchen’s favorites. Scallions: A supermarket staple. They have a peppery bite that isn’t...

Cooking Ham

April 4, 2015

Cooking Ham Ham is a great choice for spring gatherings. It’s simple, feeds a crowd and provides wonderful leftovers. Keep Servings In Mind. Allow for 1/2 to 3/4 pound per serving for bone-in ham, and 1/4 to 1/2 pound per serving for boneless ham. Before Cooking make sure to let...

Cooking Lamb

April 3, 2015

Cooking Lamb Lamb is versatile and can be prepared quickly for a spur-of-the-moment gathering or roasted to perfection and served with a range of accompaniments. Let The Cut Determine The Cooking Technique. For tender cuts like a rack, chops, loin, sirloin, or leg it’s best to broil, roast, grill, pan...

Passover Menu Ideas

April 3, 2015

Passover Menu Ideas If you’re wondering what to serve for Passover here are some handy menu ideas. Soups & Appetizers Matzo Ball Soup Matzo Balls Chopped Chicken Liver Side Dishes Quinoa Salad (Avocado, Mandarin Oranges, Toasted Walnuts, Citrus Vinaigrette) Spiced Applesauce Potato Kugel Potato, Carrot & Prune Tzimmes Walnut, Fig...


March 25, 2015

Asparagus Nothing quite says spring like asparagus, which has a rather short season, which is typically from February to June. Thickness really has nothing to do with quality. Asparagus is a perennial; more mature plantings tend to yield thicker stalks, and any size will be tender as long as it’s...


March 23, 2015

Peas There are several types of fresh peas, all of which are available nearly year round these days, but they are at their peak during the spring and early summer months. Like corn, the natural sugar in peas converts quickly to starch, so make sure to buy peas fresh, store...


March 13, 2015

Lentils The lentil is a Eurasian herb grown for its small, flat, edible seeds and are considered a legume. They are lens shaped (the word comes from the Latin lens, “lentil”), variously colored on the outside, and yellow/orange on the inside. The earliest written mention of lentils is in the...


March 12, 2015

Broccoli Broccoli is a plant in the cabbage family with tight heads of green, purple, or white flower buds that are cooked and eaten as a vegetable. Broccoli comes from the Latin brachium, “strong arm/strong branch,” and comes from a reference to its shape. Broccoli is the Italian plural of...

Tips For Deep-Frying

March 11, 2015

Tips For Deep-Frying Deep-frying is such a guilty pleasure because no cooking technique gives food that irresistible crunchiness. Because it is also one of the least frequently used cooking methods, here are some important tips to help you achieve Deep-frying nirvana. Choose the right pot. To deep-fry properly, the food...


March 8, 2015

Miso Miso is a highly concentrated fermented soybean paste, made from a combination of soybeans and grains such as rice or barley, miso is widely used in Japanese cooking – from sauces and soups to main dishes – and is made in different strengths, varying by color. Red miso has...

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