Home & Garden Insights

May 5, 2009

Crispy Black Bean Tacos with Feta and Cabbage Slaw

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* 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
* 5 teaspoons olive oil, divided
* 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
* 2 cups coleslaw mix
* 2 green onions, chopped
* 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
* 4 white or yellow corn tortillas
* 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
* Bottled chipotle hot sauce or other hot sauce

April 17, 2009

Christmas Caipirinhas

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  • Peel from 4 large limes (green part only; removed with vegetable peeler in 2-inch-long strips)
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 8 1/4-inch-thick slices peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 30 large fresh mint leaves plus 10 fresh mint sprigs for garnish
  • 1 cup Brazilian rum (such as cachaça)
  • 3 cups ice cubes plus additional for serving
  • 5 cups ginger beer or ginger ale

December 30, 2008

Gougeres

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Ingredients

* 1-1/2 cups water
* 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 5 eggs
* 1-1/2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese (6 ounces)
* 4 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
* 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
* 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* Cayenne pepper (optional)

July 10, 2008

Goat Tacos

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3 dried guajillo or New Mexico chiles, wiped clean
2 dried ancho chiles, wiped clean
1 pound tomatoes
3 1/2 to 4 pound bone-in goat such as shoulder, neck, or leg
3 garlic cloves
1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
5 whole black peppercorns
3 whole cloves
2 Turkish bay leaves or 1 California
16 to 24 corn tortillas

Read about preparation.

New Booze: Cucumber Vodka and 100-Proof Tequila

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Learn about these types of vodka and tequila.

Fun Product: Corn Plates

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Summer Splash Corn on the Cob Dishes/Picks.

June 25, 2008

Spun Sugar Dome

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Photography by matuko amini on Flickr.

Ice Cream

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Photography by ♥shhexycorin on Flickr.

June 24, 2008

Chocolate brownies with orange cream cheese frosting

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1 (13x9x1-inch) disposable aluminum baking pan
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet
chocolate, chopped
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
10 tablespoons (11/4 sticks) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted
butter, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel
1/2 cup toasted pistachios, toasted sweetened flaked coconut, or untoasted sweetened flaked coconut

Read about preparation.

June 23, 2008

$50,000 GRAND PRIZE

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Enter to win the 2008 Sub-Zero Dream Kitchen, and see the products included in the $50,000 Grand Prize.
Sub-Zero PRO 48
Sub-Zero PRO 48 Refrigerator/Freezer
Sub-Zero 424 Wine Storage
Sub-Zero 424 Wine Storage Refrigerator
Dual Fuel Range and Ventilation
Wolf 48″ Dual Fuel Range and Ventilation
Dean & DeLuca
$2,000 in Gourmet Merchandise from Dean & DeLuca
Kohler
$5,000 in Kohler Kitchen Products
Windsor Sonoma Wine
Wine from Windsor Sonoma and Girard Winery and a year’s membership in the Windsor Sonoma Wine Club

Chaparral Table and (4) Woven Shelter Chairs by McGuire Furniture

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