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Spectrum Seasonal: Lemons

Spectrum Seasonal: Lemons

Tabitha Blankenbiller June 12, 2013 0

For people in the Southwest with legit lemon trees, it’s lemon season. I thought that I would be one of those people, as the first new purchase I made in Tucson upon arrival was

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Spectrum Seasonal: Strawberry/Rhubarb Crumble with Toasted Almond

Spectrum Seasonal: Strawberry/Rhubarb Crumble with Toasted Almond

Tom Volk June 5, 2013 0

What happens when you slam into a de facto summer from a never ending early spring? It’s a question that doesn’t make any literal sense, I’ll give you that. Here in the Northeast, March

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Spectrum Seasonal: The Joy of Coconut

Spectrum Seasonal: The Joy of Coconut

Cedric Justice May 29, 2013 0

(Photo: Rimshot) While I was in Kaua’i, I rediscovered the joys of coconut. I now have pretty much replaced dairy in my diet for coconut milk and coconut cream, which gives me a bit

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Mahalo Tacos

Mahalo Tacos

Cedric Justice May 8, 2013 0

Ahi poke, fish tacos, vegan coleslaw, galbi short-ribs, mango-papaya shakes, grilled pineapple—these were the best things I had in my recent weeklong stay in Kaua’i. While I wasn’t impressed with much of the food

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Twitter Challenge: Nougat

Twitter Challenge: Nougat

Tabitha Blankenbiller May 1, 2013 0

D.C. Shit Truck @Shit_Truck @SpectrumCulture We have a really tough time with nougat! Thanks, Twitter. All of a sudden you’re an 80-year-old great aunt suffering from dementia, sending me boxes of nougat candy that

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Do-It-Yourself-Curries

Do-It-Yourself-Curries

Cedric Justice April 18, 2013 0

I’ve been exploring Indian food for the past couple of months because, for the longest time, it’s been intimidating. For some reason, Indian food just seemed to be an insurmountable task. But I think

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Spectrum Seasonal: Smoking Meat

Spectrum Seasonal: Smoking Meat

Tabitha Blankenbiller April 10, 2013 0

In the last few years there have been more homestead-y culinary activities en vogue than inappropriate Amanda Bynes tweets. You can make your own jugs of kombucha, crimp your own Pop Tarts, keep your

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Twitter Challenge: Romanesco? No, Romesco Sauce

Twitter Challenge: Romanesco? No, Romesco Sauce

Tom Volk April 4, 2013 0

@ugliyucca posed to us, in the simplest of terms: What to do with romanesco? Here’s the problem with that @ugliyucca, I cannot find romanesco, a kind of cauliflower-slash-broccoli-ish vegetable, anywhere. Not in the local

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Twitter Challenge: Olive Loaf

Twitter Challenge: Olive Loaf

Tom Volk March 13, 2013 0

@fredspins asks: Do you want difficult or impossible? The former: olive loaf, the latter: bitter melon. This reminds me of the scene in The Godfather Part Two when Michael admonishes his henchman for thinking

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Twitter Challege: Bitter Melon

Twitter Challege: Bitter Melon

Cedric Justice March 7, 2013 0

This crunchy, rich curry is a great vegan accompaniment to another Indian mainstay. Karela is a common ingredient in Asian cooking, but due to its lack of availability and bitter taste, not an incredibly

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