Food & Drink

Food & Drink

How to put anything you can think of into a quesadilla

Do you have kids? Do you know any kids? Would you describe yourself as a flat foodie? (Floodie?) If you answered “yes” to any of these, the quesadilla is the answer to most of your needs and many of your prayers. It’s easy to make. It’s versatile. It’s delicious. And best of all, it’s flat. What else do you need in a food item?

Food & Drink

Zucchini gets the vegetable treatment in healthy soup

In the 1970s, a bumper crop of zucchini was most often turned into quick bread and considered just shy of health food. James Beard even shares a recipe in “Beard on Bread,” suggesting cooks could use whole-wheat flour in their breads, but they still contained prodigious amounts of sugar and vegetable oil.

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Main dish salads are easy and nutritious

When it’s too warm or we’re too busy, we turn in summer to cooling foods or foods that require very little cooking time. A cool and crisp salad served with a crusty lightly grilled bread and a glass of fruity white wine is the answer to what’s for dinner on a summer day.

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Washington wineries crown cabernet sauvignon king

Just as it is in California’s Napa Valley and its native Bordeaux, cab is the most important wine grape in Washington. And it’s no accident. Wine lovers have long gravitated toward the red wine grape, and that has been true in Washington for the past dozen years.

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A tuna dish made easy

This is easy, breezy, no-cook meal assembly. You know the drill: The fewer the ingredients in a recipe, the better their quality should be. So go for the naturally roasted turkey breast at the deli counter and an oil-packed brand of canned tuna that you trust.

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How to grill vegetables right, no matter the shape

Look on the bright side: What with global warming sending our precious planet into a hellbound death spiral, and summer’s newly blistering temperatures turning your kitchen into Satan’s sauna, this is the perfect opportunity for you to spend a little more time outside at the grill.

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Heat dinner up fast with Puerto Rican Chicken and Rice

This is a one-dish quick and easy dinner. Chicken and rice made with Puerto Rican sofrito is the secret to this dish. Sofrito is a seasoning sauce used in many Spanish, Caribbean and Latin American dishes. The base for the Puerto Rican sofrito is made with green bell peppers, culantro (saw-leaf coriander, a relative of cilantro) and ajies dulces (sweet cooking peppers.) It’s an herbal sauce that adds fragrance and flavor to many dishes.

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Bowl them over with one dish

Bowls used to evoke visions of Oliver Twist holding one while posing that fateful request: “Please sir, I want some more.” But Dicken’s famous waif has been pushed aside in my mind by another Brit: celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who poses on the cover of her 2015 cookbook with a stack of pristine white bowls in her hands.

Videos

How to make an orange juice Cinco de Mayo margarita, with recipe

Evin Hopper, bar manager at Capitol Bar in Boise, shows you how to make a classic margarita with a juicy twist. You'll need 1.5 oz. premium tequila, .75 oz. Cointreau, .75 oz. fresh lime juice, .5 oz. simple syrup, .5 oz. fresh orange juice, chili salt. Fill mixing glass with first four ingredients. Add ice and shake. Strain into a chili salt-rimmed, old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Squeeze fresh orange juice over the top. Garnish with orange peel. Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Joe Jaszewski The Idaho Statesman
How to make an orange juice Cinco de Mayo margarita, with recipe 0:46

How to make an orange juice Cinco de Mayo margarita, with recipe

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The Dos and Don'ts of a farmer's market

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The extraordinary life and times of a farm-to-market strawberry

Happy deep dish pie day: Watch blogger Craig Jones make pizza 1:51

Happy deep dish pie day: Watch blogger Craig Jones make pizza