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White Garlic Pizza Sauce

August 7th, 2022 Comments off

Ingredients

  • 2 Tb unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 Tb all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 C milk
  • 1/2 C Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, cooking for 30 seconds before whisking in flour, pepper, salt and oregano. Whisk to combing well. Slowly add milk, whisking until well combined. Continue whisking occasionally until desired thickness is reached. Remove from heat, stir in cheese until smooth.
  • Use immediately or cover and chill until ready to use.

Notes

An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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Well, Duhhhh….

June 24th, 2022 Comments off

“The Supreme Court Gun Ruling Could Lead to More Violence”

— Headline in the Intelligencer

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Red Onion and Feta Pizza

June 18th, 2022 Comments off

Red Onion and Feta Pizza

1 medium red onion, sliced very thin (after halving onion lengthwise)
1/2 tbsp Rosmarino
Salt/black pepper to taste
1/2 tsp Red Pepper flakes (or more to taste)

1 tbsp Ground Romano Pecorino cheese

2 oz Fresh Mozzarella small-cubed
2 oz Feta crumbled

Olive Oil
3 garlic cloves, minced fine

1234-Pizza Dough

Directions

Saute sliced onion with spices in oil
Roll out dough
Coat top of dough with oil
Distribute minced garlic over top of pizza
Spread mozarella over surface, spaced widely
Spread out sauteed onion over surface
Spread crumbled Feta over onions

Sprinkle Pecorino cheese around edges, adhered in oil

Bake on stone at 550 degrees til done (aprox. 10 min.)

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Something There Is About Rowing Crew

November 19th, 2021 Comments off

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Cheddar-Poblano-Bacon Pizza

October 30th, 2021 Comments off

 

1 Poblano pepper –de-seeded, blistered, skinned

2 oz Cheddar, sharp — small-cubed
2 oz Mozzarella, fresh — small-cubed

2 handfuls Baby spinach leaves — chopped
1 small Onion — diced
2 strips fake Bacon–toasted, broken up
2 cloves garlic, minced

Chop the poblano after removing skin

Saute together: garlic, onion, poblano bits; throw in bacon and 1/2 spinach at very end

Spread saute over rolled-out dough
Top with cheeses and raw spinach

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Spinach Gruyere Soup

October 8th, 2021 Comments off

Servings 4 Servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 leeks white and light green parts only, cleaned and sliced
3 cloves garlic minced
1 medium russet potato peeld and chopped into 1 inch pieces
3 1/2 cups vegetable broth
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
10 ounces fresh baby spinach leaves washed and dried
4 ounces Gruyere cheese shredded, plus more for garnish if desired
1/2 cup heavy cream plus more for garnish
Rustic bread for serving, optional

Instructions

In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sliced leeks and cook until beginning to soften and lightly golden, 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until just fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minutes.
Stir in the chopped potato and add the vegetable broth. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until the potatoes are tender, 15-20 minutes.
Add the spinach, cover, and cook just until wilted, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and use an immersion blender or stand blender to puree the soup until smooth. Stir in the gruyere cheese a handful at a time until melted and smooth, returning to heat briefly if needed to blend. Stir in the heavy cream. Transfer to individual serving bowls, top with a little extra cream and/or cheese if desired, and serve immediately.

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Cheddar-Potato Soup

August 31st, 2021 Comments off

from The New York Times

Ingredients

  • 2 jalapeños
  • 2 limes, halved
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • Large pinch of granulated sugar or a drop of honey
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large Spanish or white onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder, plus more for garnish
  • 2 ½ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 2 cups grated Cheddar (8 ounces), plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup half-and-half, or use 1/2 cup whole milk and 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 scallions, white and light green parts, thinly sliced
  • Chopped cilantro, for serving

Preparation

  1. Thinly slice the jalapeños, discarding the seeds if you like. Put slices in a bowl and squeeze in enough lime juice to cover them. Add a pinch each of salt and sugar. Let sit at room temperature while you make the soup. (The jalapeños can be prepared up to 5 days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator; they get softer and more pickle-y as they sit.)
  2. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery and a large pinch of salt, and sauté until lightly golden and soft, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and chili powder and sauté until fragrant, 1 minute.
  3. Add potatoes, broth and 2 teaspoons salt, and bring to a simmer. Cook until potatoes are very tender, 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. Using an immersion blender or transferring the soup to a regular blender in batches, purée the soup, adding some water as needed to thin it out. (The soup can be as thick or brothy as you like.)
  5. Return the soup to the pot if you removed it and reduce heat to medium-low. Add cheese and half-and-half, and cook at a very gentle simmer, stirring, until the cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.
  6. Top each bowl with pickled jalapeños, plus a drizzle of their pickling liquid and a pinch of chili powder, along with scallions, cilantro and more Cheddar.
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Cream of Basil Soup

August 31st, 2021 Comments off

from Taste Of Home (revised)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • White pepper to taste
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Directions

  • In a saucepan, simmer broth and basil, uncovered, for 15 minutes. In another saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and pepper until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; gradually stir in broth and sour cream (do not boil).
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Vegan Mayo

August 19th, 2021 Comments off

Vegan Mayo

(NY Times)

In a blender, or using an immersion blender, mix ½ cup aquafaba with 1 teaspoon white vinegar, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 4 teaspoons dry mustard powder. With the blender still running, slowly — very slowly! — drizzle in 1 ½ cups sunflower oil until mixture is thick, creamy and emulsified.

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Pozzole Verde

August 12th, 2021 Comments off

Pozole Verde

2 poblano peppers
1 small jalapeño
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small yellow onion (about 4 ounces), sliced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves and stems
1 (14-ounce) can tomatillos, drained
3 cups water, plus more as needed
1 (25-ounce) can hominy, drained
Kosher salt, to taste
Shredded cabbage, diced avocado, sliced radishes, cilantro sprigs and lime wedges, for garnish and serving

wear gloves while handling peppers

Char the peppers
transfer them to a paper bag and fold it up tight
Peel and seed the peppers, then roughly chop them.

In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil until it shimmers. Add the onion, garlic, cilantro and chopped charred peppers and cook until the onion appears translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the tomatillos and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the water and cumin, lower the heat to medium and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Using a stick blender, puree until smooth. (If using a standing blender, puree in batches as needed to avoid overflow.) Return the pot to medium-high heat and add the drained hominy. Simmer for another 10 minutes, then adjust the consistency with more water, if desired, and taste and season with salt, if desired. Serve in bowls and top with shredded cabbage, diced avocado, sliced radishes, cilantro sprigs and lime wedges.

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