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Philacatessen

Philacatessen

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Beets Me!

  With beet season in full swing these days, we are fairly bursting with them.   I prefer to buy beets with the greens still attached to...
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Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash, a fall mainstay, is often overlooked as a vegetable in favor of its decorative properties. But this is a terrible waste.   Butternut squash,...
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New Year, New Discoveries

We’ve all heard that sweet potatoes are one of those superfoods.   We’ve all heard that sweet potatoes are one of those superfoods.   They routinely appear on...
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Mizuna, Where Have You Been All My Life?

In keeping with the current “new year, new discoveries” theme in my kitchen, I procured some mizuna at the market.   In keeping with the current...
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Brown Butter Gnocchi

This super-quick and ever-so-delicious preparation has quickly become a weekly regular on my dinner table. In my previous post, I extolled the virtues of brown...
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Brown Butter Blondies

Brown butter is one of those ingredients that seems to be turning up everywhere —and when you try it, you will understand why. Brown butter...
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Watermelon Avocado Salad

My obsession with avocados continues.   My obsession with avocados continues.   This salad was a nice complement to a steak dinner, offering a light and refreshing counterpoint...
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Avocado Pesto

I’m obsessed with avocados.   I’m obsessed with avocados.   We are in peak avocado season now through November, so this is a prime time to find the...
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Tomato Roasted Fish

In keeping with my theme of reducing food waste in my kitchen, I was inspired to use up some past-their-prime cherry tomatoes, a half...
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Leftover Pesto Foil Grilled Flounder

In my ongoing effort to use leftover food responsibly and creatively in accordance with Bal Tashchit, I devised this recipe for fish with pesto.   In...