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January 24th, 2020

Cuisse de Volaille à la Diable—Deviled Chicen Legs from The New York Times 60-Minute Gourmet

Really a hit. For a half recipe I used four thighs rather than two complete legs. Dijon mustard. Only 10min for the second baking in the oven This takes a bit longer than what I would usually call a weeknight... read more >


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Vegetable Harvest: Vegetables at the Center of the Plate

By Patricia Wells
William Morrow Cookbooks - 2007

July 30th, 2019

Somehow this book didn't have much appeal to me. It's been several years on the shelf, barely used. Thinking that it might be a candidate for recycling, I've been using it as my cookbook-of-the-month for July. Wherein we discovered that is *not* a candidate for recyling.

There are lots of new favorite and already standards here. There are several versions of steamed fish, which is a new technique to me (except in East Asian food). The grilled artichokes and the zucchini carpaccio have already been made several times. (DH doesn't like raw zuke, but loves this carpaccio.)

Some of the recipes barely contain vegetables -- fish steamed on rosemary twigs, for instance. Still the emphasis is on lots of fresh veg, and everything is simply prepared and presented. And tasty.

I do have a bottle of pistachio oil to use up now.