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MARCELLA HAZAN STYLE TOMATO SAUCE CANNING RECIPE - FRESHTECH HACK

MARCELLA HAZAN STYLE TOMATO SAUCE CANNING RECIPE – FRESHTECH HACK

Marcella Hazan’s celebrated tomato sauce is pretty simple – the original recipe calls only for tomatoes, onion, butter and salt. And it makes about two cups of sauce, a nice amount for one pound of pasta. But Marcella’s recipe is not home-canning friendly.  Her simmered-then-discarded onion is fine, the big chunk of butter is not. […]

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ALL RECIPES, East Hampton, Main Dishes, Sauces, Vegetables

PEA SHOOT PESTO

PEA SHOOT PESTO

Turns out early summer isn’t such a bad time to join Weight Watchers. Facing the somewhat grim regimen of Points, Power Foods and vanishing carbs is easier when fresh produce (for the unlimited fruits and vegetables the program allows) comes into abundance. These pea shoots were on offer at an East Hampton farm stand.  The […]

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Main Dishes, Sauces, Uncategorized

Pasta Picchi Pacchi

Pasta Picchi Pacchi

Pasta Picchi Pacchi: the name is too cutesy perhaps but the recipe is a winner. Pretty simple too, it’s basically tomatoes (fresh here, but canned are the more traditional choice), some anchovies, lots of olive oil, garlic, basil. Grated provolone is the secret ingredient.  Picchi Pacchi seems to be Italian grannyspeak for a little of […]

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ALL RECIPES, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Relish, Kitchen Gadgets, Sauces

HOMEMADE CULTURED BUTTER

HOMEMADE CULTURED BUTTER

Supermarket butter isn’t bland by accident; our dairy industry is rewarded for making the most flavorless product possible. Which is why this recipe for homemade cultured butter (ripped from the headlines of the New York Times) is such an exciting discovery. Margaret Visser’s Much Depends on Dinner (1989) explains the USDA’s butter grading system. Not surprisingly flavor is […]

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ALL RECIPES, East Hampton, Sauces

CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

The wonderful tasting, wonderfully named chimichurri sauce is another fabulous Argentinean import, right up there with dulce de leche and provoletta. A fantastic topper for hot-off-the-grill steaks, chimichurri’s charm lies in the freshness of an array of summer herbs spiked with vinegar and lemon juice.   The basic idea is simple enough.  Armed with the […]

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Main Dishes, Sauces

CHATEAUBRIAND

CHATEAUBRIAND

Châteaubriand: the most glorious of all grilled meats. And while everyone’s sort of heard of it, most people are quite sure what exactly it is. So here’s the 411 with a step-by-step Guide to Châteaubriand recipe. Châteaubriand is a large cut of the center-most part of beef tenderloin, grilled or broiled and carved at the […]

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