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Baking & Desserts
jun 12, 2021

Philadelphia-Style Ice Cream

With an extra short ingredient list, luscious Philadelphia-style ice cream is a favorite treat to whip up in a flash. Unlike traditional French style ice creams, Philadelphia doesn't contain eggs, so there's no custard to fret over. In about 45 minutes, you can remedy that no-ice-cream-in-the-freezer emergency!
Eat it unadorned (we wouldn't dare call it plain!) or topped with something fruity and seasonal, like a quick compote or grilled peaches!
Here's how to make a quick fruit compote:
Almost any fruit will do, be it rhubarb fresh from the garden or that last quarter bag of blueberries in your freezer. Berries may be placed directly in a small saucepan. Fruits like apples, pears or rhubarb should be chopped into small ...

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Basics
may 29, 2021

Grilled Stone Fruit

Heat up your grill and put those apricots, nectarines, peaches, and plums to work...
Salads
may 15, 2021

Spring Salad with Strawberries and Blue Cheese

Here's a springtime salad to try out in celebration of our June Fruit of the Month: the Strawberry...
Vegetables
may 1, 2021

Carrot Hummus

Carrot hummus is a bright and tasty all-season dip, usually included on the lunch table during our sourdough bread class...
Vegetables
apr 17, 2021

Fennel Jam

Some help for the fennel curious....
Baking & Desserts
apr 2, 2021

Sasha’s Basic Baking Toolkit

Essentials of the wonderful world of baking, with help from Chef Sasha...
Pantry
mar 20, 2021

Essential Indian Pantry

Read on for Meghna Agarwal's tips for stocking your Indian pantry...
Fish
mar 6, 2021

Cod and Clementine Curry

Here's a quick cooking dish full of complex flavor from a surprising co-star ingredient...
Basics
feb 6, 2021

Phyllo Footballs

Chef Frances Wilson shares her Greek-inspired Phyllo Footballs, a super game day snack...
Baking & Desserts
jan 23, 2021

Scotch Scones

A different kind of scone, from our family to yours...
Jan 9, 2021 | Baking & Desserts

Lemon Tea Cake


Dec 19, 2020 | Baking & Desserts

Great Big Cookie Roundup!


Dec 12, 2020 | Baking & Desserts

Sweet Traditions: Linzer Cookies


Dec 5, 2020 | Baking & Desserts

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars


Nov 21, 2020 | Holiday

Thanksgiving Favorites


Nov 14, 2020 | Basics

Homemade Cranberry-Apricot Sauce


Oct 24, 2020 | Basics

Falling for Persimmons


Oct 17, 2020 | Vegetables

Butternut Beauty


Oct 10, 2020 | Vegetables

Simply Eggplant


Oct 3, 2020 | Basics

King Trumpet Mushroom and Corn Sauté


Sep 26, 2020 | Baking & Desserts

Nectarine Crisp (+ a Chat with Jessica Battilana)...


Sep 19, 2020 | Basics

Tomato Pie


Sep 12, 2020 | Salt+Spine Cookbook Club

The Greenest Green Salad


Sep 4, 2020 | Basics

Marvelous Miso


Aug 29, 2020 | Baking & Desserts

Grape Granita


Aug 22, 2020 | Vegetables

Creamed Shishito Peppers (and more)


Aug 15, 2020 | Vegetables

Ottolenghi’s Potato Tatin


Aug 8, 2020 | Meat

Bo Ssäm


Aug 1, 2020 | Salt+Spine Cookbook Club

Fresh Herbs: A Field of Greens


Jul 24, 2020 | Basics

5 Ways to Enjoy Summer Melon


Jul 17, 2020 | Basics

Summer Squash Gratin


Jul 11, 2020 | Salt+Spine Cookbook Club

Naz’s Sabzi Polo (Green Herb Rice)


Jul 3, 2020 | Basics

Grilled Corn Toppings


Jun 27, 2020 | Basics

Peach Habanero Salsa


Jun 20, 2020 | Baking & Desserts

World Peace Chocolate Cookies