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How to Cook Greens and Recipes for Greens

Swiss Chard Tourte with Powdered Sugar

Reader Kathleen asks: How about some recipes for greens? I know they are good for us and would like to put more in my diet but I need recipes.

Greens are good for us, and they’re also very delicious.  Greens, both wild and domesticated, are a staple in our home.

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Using Leftover Grape Leaves to Make Delicious Yogurt Pie

Making Individual Yogurt Pies in Grape Leaves

 

Reader Becca asks:  I made and loved Grilled Salmon in Grape Leaves with Caper-Lemon Sauce from your cookbook, but now have a half-jar of grape leaves left over. I don’t have time to stuff and roll them. Do you have any ideas for using up the leaves?

An easy and delicious ...

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Smoked Salmon Vodka Best for Mixed Drinks

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A recent recipe for Salmon Rumaki calls for bacon to be marinated in “Smoked Salmon Vodka.” Reader Manju asks, “What is salmon-infused vodka? Did I miss an article somewhere?”

Smoked Salmon Vodka is a product developed by Alaska Distillery, a micro-distillery “located at the foothills of the Alaska Range” (a marketer’s ...

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How to Store Eggplant

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Linda asks, “The eggplant seemed fine when I brought it home from the store yesterday, but today when I took it out of the refrigerator, the insides were brown instead of white. Did I do something wrong? Was it a mistake to put eggplant in the refrigerator?”

In Greece, our kitchen ...

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All About Leaf Celery aka Cutting Celery

Leaf Celery and Onions

Two readers asked for information about leaf celery, also known as cutting celery, the celery I often recommend using in Mediterranean recipes: “What is the difference between leaf celery and the celery at the grocery store? Can I substitute one for the other?” “Where can I buy leaf celery?”

Three kinds ...

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Full Circle Farm Offers CSA Boxes for Alaskans

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A reader asked about Full Circle Farm (FCF), one of my sources for vegetables. The reader wondered why I buy produce from FCF since I’m in Alaska and FCF is in Washington. This picture of produce from a FCF delivery may help explain, but doesn’t directly answer my reader’s question, ...

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