Steamed dumplings make a great at-home dim sum treat.
Dumpling making is the perfect project for a Chinese New Year celebration, a Valentine’s Day dinner-for-two or any ho-hum weekend at home. Rolling the wrappers, mixing up fillings and all that folding, crimping and shaping can be the ultimate social activity – it’s surprisingly easy and even misshapen mistakes make good eats.
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We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com.
The crisp, sweet, sometimes-earthy, sometimes-citrus-y flavor of pears is naturally enhanced by the flavors of honey, wine and cheese. Raw pears are great sliced on a cheese plate alongside some brie, Stilton, sharp cheddar, or Gorgonzola — a drizzle of honey is optional, or a nice side offering. Choose your wine based on your pear preference: Anjou pears work well with Sauvignon Blanc, Barlett with Brut Champagne and Bosc with Cabernet Sauvignon. But pear season is short so you should make the most of it, and consider not just a cheese plate, but pear recipes that take advantage of perfect partners like wine, honey and cheese, as well. Say, for example, Laura Calder’s Slow-Baked Honey Wine Pears, pictured above and featured on Laura’s show, French Food at Home. Need more inspiration? Here you go:
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Pix Potluck: Mussels in Green Olive Sauce -- Thi Kim Nguyen
Mussels served in a bright, flavorful sauce made from green olives, capers, parsley and cilantro, served with plenty of crusty bread for dipping — something you’d order from your favorite tapas spot with a cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc, right? This great food photo looks like it came straight out of a restaurant kitchen, but it’s instead from Facebook fan Thi Kim Nguyen; she tried Tyler’s recipe for Mussels in Green Olive Sauce from a Food 911 episode on tapas.
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Food Truck Revolution on Cooking Channel
There are three major food trucks rolling your way any moment so we’ll keep this as simple as possible. Keep reading — there may still be free ice cream involved…
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