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Spring has sprung and summer is gearing up. It’s the perfect time for this Read Leaf Salad with Candied Walnuts and Grapes. Just right for lunch or a light dinner,
Apples have always played an important part in Irish folklore, tradition and diet, so it’s no surprise to find apple desserts in great supply and variety. This apple crumble, sometimes called ‘apple crunch’ when the apples are first cooked to soften them, is flavored with a respectable dose of Irish whiskey and topped with a buttery oatmeal crumble.
If you’re ready to celebrate spring in the kitchen, pair chicken with favorite seasonal ingredients like watercress, artichokes and new potatoes for a fresh-tasting dish. Here are four new recipes that will save both time and money. With a little creative planning, one one-stop shopping can yield two or more meals.
It may be gray and cold outside, but this soup can add color and warmth to the season. It features mini pasta and a medley of vegetables all enhanced by pesto. It’s satisfying and healthy.
Spice up meal times with this traditional and popular Southwestern dish. Shoulder meat is best cooked for longer period of time to make tender. Set the table so that everyone can create their own tortilla-filled meal.
St. Patrick’s Day in rural Ireland is steeped in traditions centered on farm and family. County Cork dairy farmer John O’Sullivan describes a typical observance.
Based on a book published in 14th century England during the reign of Richard II, British researchers have declared that the dish known as lasagna is not Italian at all… The text describes a dish known as loseyns – pronounced lasan – which consisted of layering pasta, cheese and meat.
Ease of preparation, pleasing flavors and distinctive textures characterize this unique, exceptionally nutritious summer salad. The combination of orzo and chickpeas lends the dish a lightly exotic flavor enhanced by the herbs, tomatoes, lemon and touch of honey.
Some of the best Persian dishes combine meat or poultry cooked with fruit. Fesenjan, my favorite, is a stew that includes ground walnuts and pomegranate molasses. Make just the chicken for a week-night dinner, if you like. Thinly sliced and served over the rice, it makes a dish pretty enough to share with company.
Add some spice to a cold day with this unique version of a Spanish classic, tamales. This spicy creation is easy to prepare and offers a wonderful mix of flavors and nutrition. Although a departure from the traditional tamale, this dish is sure to become a classic in your recipe book.
Thai cuisine is one of the most renowned in the world. It is well known for the diversity of ingredients, outstanding spiciness and ample medicinal properties.
This vegetarian-inspired dish is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Satisfying and easy to prepare, it contains a wide variety of vegetables full of nutrients. Our take on “fried” rice uses a minimum amount of oil and a whole-grain rice variety for extra fiber.
The spectacular coastline of Italy is home to many of the country’s most luxurious seaside resorts. It also lays claim to some disarmingly desolate stretches of coast where lush forests of lemon trees, herbs, pines and almonds create fragrant breezes. It is here that pesto was born – a classic combination of basil, nuts, olive oil and garlic.
In many cuisines, lamb is a traditional way to welcome spring. Middle Eastern cooking in particular is partial to lamb in many forms. It is a common ingredient in the rice pilafs that originated in that part of the world more than 700 years ago.
Some food fads seem to come straight from appliance makers determined to clutter up our kitchen counters. Currently, the hot new gadget is the sandwich grill or panini press. Similar to the waffle iron, some versions produce a crisp, thin-toasted sandwich that can be addictive.
Thanks to the fourth Earl of Sandwich, the English get credit for inventing this now international favorite. We must also thank our British forefathers for bringing sandwiches to the Colonies, where we proceeded to perfect this efficient and handy creation.
The Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah – features apples and honey rather than champagne and fireworks. Like most New Year’s celebrations, it is a joyous occasion, but just a bit more solemn.