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  • Recipe: Whole wheat spaghetti with green garlic and fried egg

    Recipe: Whole wheat spaghetti with green garlic and fried egg

      Whole wheat spaghetti with green garlic and fried egg Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Green garlic is available seasonally from farmers markets and select well-stocked supermarkets. 1/2 pound whole wheat spaghetti 8 stalks green garlic, halved lengthwise, washed, dried and sliced thinly...

  • Recipe: Lentil chili with merguez

    Recipe: Lentil chili with merguez

      Lentil chili with merguez Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Servings: Makes 16 to 20 (1-cup) servings Note: Merguez sausage can generally be found at gourmet and cooking supply stores. Harissa can generally be found at gourmet and cooking supply stores, as well as select well-stocked supermarkets....

  • Recipe: Bowl of red chili

    Recipe: Bowl of red chili

      Bowl of red chili Total time: About 4 hours Servings: This makes 20 to 24 (1-cup) servings Note: The chili is best made 1 day ahead to allow the flavors time to marry. Achiote paste is available at Latin markets. For a deeper, smoky flavor, roast the dried chilies until aromatic before rehydrating....

  • Recipe: Braised chicken and sausage with green olives

    Recipe: Braised chicken and sausage with green olives

    Braised chicken and sausage with green olives Total time: About 1 hour Servings: 6 6 chicken thighs (about 2 pounds) Salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 Italian sausages (about 3/4 pound) 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup red wine 2 cups crushed tomatoes (about 2/3 of a 28-ounce can) 8...

  • Recipe: Three-bean and hominy chili

    Recipe: Three-bean and hominy chili

      Three-bean and hominy chili Total time: About 2 hours Servings: This makes 20 to 24 (1-cup) servings Note: The chili is best made 1 day ahead to allow the flavors time to marry. Achiote paste is available at Latin markets. 3 poblano chiles 3 jalapeño chiles 1 to 2 dried New Mexico chiles, stemmed,...

  • Recipe: Grilled lamb chops with fresh mint pesto and wilted pea shoots and fried shoestring potato cakes

    Recipe: Grilled lamb chops with fresh mint pesto and wilted pea shoots and fried shoestring potato cakes

      When I was a kid, my mom always served mint jelly with lamb. It was a '50s thing, but it was also her way of sweetening the sometimes gamy flavor of lamb for her five children. My husband still likes mint jelly with lamb, but I don't. To compromise, I make a fresh mint pesto. I first had this...

  • Recipe: Free-form zucchini lasagna with lemon-thyme cream

    Recipe: Free-form zucchini lasagna with lemon-thyme cream

    Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus resting time for the pasta dough Servings: 4 3/4 cup flour, plus more for dusting Olive oil 1 egg 1 pound zucchini, about 3 medium Salt 1/2 cup diced onion 3 tablespoons white wine 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1 cup heavy cream 6 sprigs...

  • Recipe: Free-form butternut squash lasagna

    Recipe: Free-form butternut squash lasagna

    Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes plus resting time for the pasta dough Servings: 4 3/4 cup flour, plus more for dusting 4 teaspoons olive oil 1 egg 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons butter 1 (2-pound) butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2 -inch cubes 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped rosemary, divided 1 1/2 teaspoons...

  • Recipe: Free-form lasagna with slow-roasted tomatoes and pesto

    Recipe: Free-form lasagna with slow-roasted tomatoes and pesto

    Total time: 1 hour, 25 minutes Servings: 4 Note: In season, this recipe is wonderful with heirloom tomatoes; otherwise use Roma tomatoes. 3/4 cup flour, plus more for dusting 1/2 cup plus 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided 1 egg 1 pound ripe tomatoes, peeled and cut into 8 lengthwise slices each Salt...

  • Recipe: Osso buco

    Recipe: Osso buco

      Total time: 3 hours, 20 minutes Servings: 4 Note: For the best presentation, tie a piece of string around each veal shank to hold the meat to the bone throughout the cooking time. Cipollini, sometimes called wild onions, are small onion-like bulbs, available in the produce sections of well-stocked...

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