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Entries from May 2009

Enjoying Edamame

May 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Edamame is a wonderful snack for kids. These are fresh soybeans. “Edamame” is a Japanese name, but as a snack food, they originally came from China. These days, they also come from local grocery stores. If you can’t find them fresh, check the freezer section. Opening up the pods is fun and the kids don’t […]

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Tags: Snacks

Sweet and Spicy Mustard

May 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

Homemade mustard is very good. This was what we gave as gift for Mother’s Day this year. Because our mothers are very good. And very sharp. The recipe we used we adapted from here. It makes a very sharp mustard but it did mellow after being in the fridge for a few days. The mothers […]

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Tags: Condiments

Burmese Grilled Eggplant Salad

May 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

You may know it as Myanmar, but, to us, it’ll always be the place where they know how to do something tasty with eggplant. (That and the former home of some frankly bizarre monetary policy, but let’s not go there.) We found this recipe in this outstanding Asian cookbook. It’s a bit like baba ghanoush […]

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Tags: Salads

Cucumber Salad

May 4th, 2009 · Comments Off

Cucumber season is upon us! We delight in a variety of dishes that have cucumbers in them but our all-time favorite is a simple cucumber salad ideal for keeping little hands busy. Ingredients: 3-4 cucumbers 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 3 Tablespoons sugar (you can add more if you like […]

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Tags: Salads