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Marie Racine of Huntley, Ill., was looking for a recipe she had lost for making fruitcake that contained dried apricots and Brazil nuts. I did not receive any reader responses to her query, so I decided to do a little research. The recipe world is loaded...
Tags: Fruitcake, Pumpkin, Religious Festivals, Brazil, Pumpkin Pie
On Thanksgiving, one blessing for some of us is a large-group feast that we plan and prepare in stages for several days, if not weeks. Regardless of whether some of the guests are bringing a variety of side dishes, the head chef still has to wrestle...
Tags: Thanksgiving, Cinnamon, Salmon, Salt, Bacon
Thanksgiving may be all about food (and football), but Christmas has myriad elements besides the Roast Beast. Gift presentations and all that oohing and aahing, to be more precise. Growing up, we had a turkey dinner on both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I...
The Baltimore SunRestaurant Week Fatigue Syndrome? I get it, I get it, I get it, I get it. But, at least, maybe, give the menus a look. Here's the menu at Tapas Adela in Fells Point. It's always interesting to see how tapas restaurants handle the fixed-price menu. I...
Tags: Tomatoes, Foods and Beverages, Almonds, Honey, Aioli
Sun reporterToday we continue our three-week series to get you ready for a no-fuss Thanksgiving feast. In the 1970 black comedy Diary of a Mad Housewife, Tina Balser's obnoxious young daughters rebel at the Thanksgiving dinner table because she has altered the...
Tags: Thanksgiving, Pumpkin, Newspaper and Magazine, Onions, Lemons
Sun StaffMom always told you not to play with your food, but Christmas is the one time of year when you can ignore that rule. Grown-ups and kids hunker over gingerbread houses, applying gobs of royal icing to roofs and windows. Hershey's Kisses are stuck onto...
When people ask me why I eat locally, at the top of my long-winded answer is that I believe local food can taste better. Locally grown produce is more likely to be fresher and small farmers generally focus on quality over quantity. Though I will be done...
Tags: Strawberries, Father's Day, Fava Beans
This week may be the best of the year for high-flavored fruit that's worth a special trip to local farmers markets, because it's almost never available elsewhere. Start with boysenberries, whose rich, complex, sweet-tart flavor reflects their ancestry,...
Tags: Strawberries, Farms, Pies and Tarts
After a month of mediocre early-season apricots, the prime varieties, sweet, juicy and flavorful, are here or will be soon. Beyond the celebrated Blenheim, there are other worthwhile varieties, and a few are even better. Here are the leading apricots...
We spoon up so much yogurt at breakfast, lunch and dinner that we spent $7.3 billion on the tart stuff last year. Its creamy texture and good-for-your-gut benefits are draws. So are the varieties: full fat, nonfat and low fat; organic and conventional;...
Tags: Foods and Beverages, Salads, Salt, Onions, Pies and Tarts
1 hour. Serves 6 2 1/2 cups water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups bulgur, medium-coarse (No. 3) or medium (No. 2) (about 8.25 ounces) 3 to 4 cups whole milk, more if needed 1/3 to ½ cup walnuts, divided 1/4 cup toasted almonds, divided 6...
Tags: Garbanzo Beans, Cinnamon, Walnuts, Pistachios, Honey
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