Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
Three cheers for summer! We've waited all year for such weather; sure, it's hot outside, but before you know it, you'll be back indoors cooking a warm meal for winter. Summer is super for salads and cool soups, but there's no reason to skip out on dessert. There's also no need to overheat the kitchen to make a delectable finish...
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This summer, stop struggling to find the time and money needed for formal entertaining and focus on casual, inexpensive get-togethers right in your own backyard. Make the switch from hectic to laid back; get ready to greet company with a glass of wine in your hand and flip-flops on your feet. Whatever the occasion, here are a few major ideas...
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Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
If you can have cake for breakfast -- coffee cake, cheesecake, pancakes -- and breakfast for dinner, what's to keep you from sipping a little soup for dessert? There is nothing in the definition of soup that says it has to be loaded with chicken and noodles; why not honeydew and lemon, or mango and raspberry, or chocolate with toasted...
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How to compete with rising food prices
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Sticker shock doesn't just occur at the gas pump these days. Food prices across the nation are rising at an alarming rate. On a recent shopping trip, for instance, I wound up spending $2.29 for three oranges and 29 cents for a single banana. And that's conventionally grown, not organic! But take heart. There are ways to pare down rising...
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Adding extra moisture makes meats meant for the grill much jucier
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Andrew Schloss, FE Feature
The intense heat needed for grilling tends to dry out foods like chicken, fish and veal, which have delicate fibers and little interior fat. Thus, these items become prime candidates for brining. Soaking in brine that is around 5 percent salt by weight, for as little as an hour before grilling, can make meat noticeably juicier and preserve its tenderness...
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