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Salad with Cherries and Pistachios

We eat this salad a few nights per week, at least. It’s quick to throw together, and the ingredients are easy to keep on hand. Sweet, tangy, toasty, and rich, it can stand on itโ€™s own, or it makes a great side dish. Use a citrus or vinegar based dressing (bottled is perfectly good); you can assemble a basic vinaigrette using staples from your pantry, if you like. The simpler the dressing, the better. I like to use a buttery blue cheese, but any crumbly cheese will work. Continue Reading…

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This is How We Do It: Flaky Pie Dough

By Kate Davies

Pie evokes some strong feelings for many of us. Whether it conjures memories of summer fruit, christmas dinners, or childhood happiness, pie can pack a lot of emotional punch. When a gorgeous pie comes to the table, everyone is anxious for that first bite. How often have you taken that bite, only to be disappointed by soggy or tough crust? Too often, this is the weak link. A dull, chewy crust can be a frustrating distraction, especially when your recipe turned out perfectly last time! There are some variables that are typically to blame, and these are easy to minimize with a few good habits. Continue Reading…

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This is how we do it: Chicken Stock

We are adding a new series to the blog called, “This Is How We Do It” or “Kate’s Cooking School”. The second name is definitely more descriptive, but the first one makes usย laugh, so that’s what we’ve gone with. ๐Ÿ™‚ Having gone to culinary school, Kate is full of all kinds of great food-related information. From how to best chop an onion, to how to do that flippy thing with the pan when you’re sautรฉing something, to how to make baller chicken stock (featured here). Please let us know if there are any techniques or basic recipes that you’d like to learn more about and Kate might write it up for you!

Bethie xx

Chicken Stock-by Kate Davies

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