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Salmon Rillettes

My husband and I arrived home from the master class at Publican Quality Bread with three loaves of artisan bread. It is a special treat in our house to have an abundance of bread. The next evening, I prepared salmon rillettes to complement a sprouted oat boule. Salmon rillettes, a… Read More

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When I lived in Portland, I was lucky to eat salmon fresh from the Columbia River. Many of my friends who live in Oregon love fishing, and I was grateful to eat salmon often during the fishing season. Earlier this week, I purchased a wild sockeye salmon from the local fish… Read More

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Goat Cheese in Olive Oil

Preserving goat cheese in extra-virgin olive oil with peppercorns, thyme, and lemon zest enhances the flavor. The combination of herbs, spices, and aromatics can be varied according to taste and availability; you can substitute oregano for the thyme or orange zest for the lemon zest.… Read More

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Fava Bean and Mint Spread

The farm-to-table movement has encouraged the reemergence and growth of farmers markets across the country. In Chicago, there are farmer’s markets in neighborhoods throughout the city. One of the largest of these markets is the Green City Market in Lincoln Park. Farmers markets are a great source… Read More

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Tomato Jam

At the beginning of each lunch and dinner in Morocco, we were served a selection of Moroccan salads. Moroccan salads are small plates of sweet or spicy vegetables served raw or cooked. We ate spicy grilled eggplant, chickpeas with onions and paprika, warm carrots glazed with brown… Read More