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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Salt and Vinegar (no, not chips) Chickpeas!

Ingredients: 2 traditional cans chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), drained and well rinsed 4 cups white distilled vinegar (32 oz) Coarse sea salt Extra virgin olive oil Procedure: Line a baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper. Place  1/4 cup Kosher salt, chick peas, and vinegar in a medium sized pot. Bring to […]

Coq au Vin – - a fall and winter treat

I love this dish which makes it appearance each fall in our home. It’s a crowd pleaser. I adapted a “classic recipe” to make it more approachable on a weeknight (aka not having to blanche and peel two-dozen pearl onions as just one example). It is traditionally comprised of chicken, mushrooms, onions, bacon, and braised […]

A Latin inspired dinner party

As a last summer “hurrah” we assembled our Friday Supper Club group and had a Latin inspired dinner – – Very casual, homemade tortillas, spicy roasted tomato salsa, smoky black bean dip, guacamole made in the traditional way (in a molcajete), tortilla chips (admit that they were white corn store-bought… that’s okay, though) and homemade […]