Friday, September 21, 2018

Cooking

What we learned from a drive-it-yourself tour of Florida farms and food producers

What we learned from a drive-it-yourself tour of Florida farms and food producers

GAINESVILLE A chance to meet Florida farmers and food producers, maybe sample their products? Road trip, I call shotgun. At the end of July, I drove up to the University of Florida for the second annual Florida Organic Growers Organic Food and Farm...
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Got an Instant Pot? Hereís a beginnerís guide to pressure cooking, and our favorite starter recipes

Got an Instant Pot? Hereís a beginnerís guide to pressure cooking, and our favorite starter recipes

Itís becoming a regular routine for me after Amazon Prime Day ó another batch of my friends snag a deal on the Instant Pot pressure cooker, so I send out another batch of my favorite recipes.Welcome to the cult, folks. I never meant to join the more ...
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You can make this Ginger-Garlic Chicken With Green Beans recipe mild or wild

You can make this Ginger-Garlic Chicken With Green Beans recipe mild or wild

Americansí taste for spicy and hot foods seems to be on the uptick. But when you possess a sensitive palate or digestive tract, or you are cooking for someone who does, a flexible recipe ó and healthful! ó that tastes good at both mild and wild ends ...
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Curry is a quick way to get something flavorful on the table for dinner

Curry is a quick way to get something flavorful on the table for dinner

Curry dishes are one of my favorite go-tos for a quick and flavorful home-cooked meal. The spice combinations lend a depth thatís hard to come by in a 20-minute dinner, and the sauciness ties a dish of whatever-is-left-in-the-fridge components togeth...
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Taste test: hazelnut coffee pods

Taste test: hazelnut coffee pods

While I was enjoying a croissant at a local French cafe this summer, a family from Wales walked in and asked for a strong cup of coffee. Luckily, the bakery sold a bold, locally roasted blend that hit the mark. They reminded me of the coffee drinkers...
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Expert advice on baking classic French tarts: recipes, tips and tools

Expert advice on baking classic French tarts: recipes, tips and tools

BELLEAIR BLUFFSTim Brown was dead right. It was time for tough love, right at the beginning of class: Most of us entertain, most of us can get our act together with some hors díoeuvres, an appetizer and an entree with appropriate side dishes. But whe...
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It wonít take long to fall in love with this fool

It wonít take long to fall in love with this fool

"Fool" might be an odd name for dessert, but it has been served for centuries, and no one is quite sure why it is called that. Making it, though, is a pretty smart thing to do considering how easy it is and the reward of doing so: a delightfully crea...
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Put old bread to good use in a Peach and Mozzarella Panzanella Salad

Put old bread to good use in a Peach and Mozzarella Panzanella Salad

It was a pilgrimage I had long wanted to make, but the timing was never right: Saturday mornings at Born and Bread Bakehouse in Lakeland. I had tried Born and Breadís bread once before, slathered in some house-made ricotta cheese that sent me on a ri...
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Taste test: Texas toast

Taste test: Texas toast

Texas may have invented extra thick and buttery toast, but plenty of us enjoy the slathered slices with our own barbecues or Italian night dinners. Our judges like the addition of cheese to the toast, browned in the oven with a few herbs dotting the ...
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Find your groove with jam

Find your groove with jam

It took me an embarrassing number of years to overcome my (unreasonable) paranoia about making jam that would somehow give my friends and family botulism. The nasty, if rare, illness ó which can lead to paralysis, death, etc. ó is caused by a toxin g...
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