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New #CookClub recipe: Spinach Apple Salad

Apple season is the inspiration behind this week's recipe, a simple yet addicting salad that combines crunchy apples, salty cheese and nuts.

  1. It's Florida lobster season; here's how to cook them

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    There seems to be no debate among Florida lobster aficionados concerning how to cook this delicacy of the sea.

    Florida lobsters, grilled at Salt Rock Grill in Indian Shores, are lightly seasoned with salt and pepper and lime.
  2. #CookClub recipe: Spinach Apple Salad (with how-to video)

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    Here in Florida, Land of No Seasons, it's hard to tell when certain produce is having its moment. Take apples, for instance. Up north and in the Midwest, they're already picking the crispy red orbs from trees. The next few months are prime apple season. So even though our grocery stores have apples year-round, expect …

    Spinach Apple Salad [Monica Herndon]
  3. Cook Hack: Use an olive oil dispenser to store dish soap for easier, prettier pouring

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    Use an olive oil dispenser to store dish soap: This week's Cook Hack is more of a kitchen tip, not a cooking tip, though it'll certainly come in handy after you've cooked up a big meal and need to wash some dishes. Ah, yes, the bane of my existence: washing dishes. I know some people find it therapeutic, but …

  4. Try this: savory yogurt from renowned chef Dan Barber's Blue Hill farm

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    The yogurt aisle is starting to get outright silly. But here's a new product that is worthy of its shelf space. Times art critic Lennie Bennett leaned over her cubicle one day and told me, "Dan Barber is now making Blue Hill savory yogurts." It took me a couple of weeks to head to Fresh Market to …

    Beet is among the Blue Hill yogurt flavors.
  5. In Our Kitchen: Mustard Chicken With Shallots recipe

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    There are endless ways to serve up chicken, and in our kitchen we most often roast or quickly fry it in a pan. Add mustard? I'm sold. Wine and herbs mixing in a broth that begs for big hunks of bread to go with it? Yes, please.

    The shallots in this recipe will practically melt in your mouth.
  6. There are now Pumpkin Spice Latte-flavored M&M's

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    Brace yourselves. There is yet another salacious layer to the recent Pumpkin Spice Latte news that sent the Internet into a pumpkin-spiced frenzy.

  7. Yes, you can grow a garden of vegetables in Florida; here's how

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    From 12:30-1:30, we'll talk to the author about how he successfully grows a back yard garden full of vegetables in Florida each year. Click here to follow along.


    A backyard garden can truly be a thing of beauty. I have about 40 beds and grow a variety of vegetables, but just a bed or two will work fine for any beginning gardener. You can see squash plants in the foreground, which I no longer grow because of problems with mildew and pests.
  8. Recipes for a fall garden bounty: radishes, peas and Swiss chard

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    Not exactly sure what to do with your garden bounty? You don't have to work too hard to make any of these fresh, right-from-the-ground veggies taste good, but here are some ways to jazz them up.

    A story on gardening in Florida for Taste is highlighted with a radish dish.
  9. From the food editor: a warning about working with peppers

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    This is a tale of how I spent six hours soaking my hands in a bowl of ice water thanks to a stuffed pepper craving.

  10. #CookClub recipe: Stuffed Poblano Peppers (with how-to video)

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    If you can't get your hands on chorizo, you can sub in ground beef. Or, to make it a vegetarian meal, try using cubed and roasted sweet potato. And click here to join our Lunchtime Chats at 12:30 p.m. today and …

    Stuffed Poblano Peppers [MONICA HERNDON | Times]