Food & Drink

Food & Drink

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.

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Macaroni Pie features rich, delicious cheeses

While on a trip to sunny, tropical Barbados, I was surprised to hear islanders talk about macaroni pie. Said one islander: “I love macaroni pie so much that last Christmas we had a contest on our street to see who could make the best one.” Another talked about her mom’s version: “rich and creamy and filled with cheddar cheese.”

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

The extraordinary life and times of a farm-to-market strawberry 2:00

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