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If you thought butter was easy, whoa, Nelly! Ricotta is like...breathing. It's like...walking. It's like...ricotta.

Ricotta is a vastly underappreciated cheese. I mean, how often have you stood in front of the cheese counter, before all those luscious, smelly, oozing beauties and...

 

One of the exciting new things we're starting here at the Joy Kitchen is our "Building A Better Pantry" blog series. This promises to be a very long and informative series, and we think you'll enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy talking about it.

The premise behind the series is...

            When I bring home a harvest like this (and compared to the gardens of people who actually know what they’re doing, this is pretty puny), I get a little giddy. A sack full of basil?! If you translate that into food put up for winter, that’s a lot of frozen pesto and basil...

 

Growing up, I ate a lot of stewed squash. Textureless, tasting mostly of butter and salt, stewed squash barely belies its origins as a smooth, crisp summer vegetable. And it was only until I grew older that I understood why my grandparents prepared squash in this way, and in casseroles...

Late summer is upon us. The garden is needy, and the weather, until two days ago, had not been willing to do any of the obligatory watering for me. I mostly let the tomatoes go. They were on their way out anyway--four weeks of upper 90° weather and no rain will do that. I haven't had the nerve...

 

Many food professionals would have you, the home cook, believe that the culinary tricks they perform and the dishes they create in the kitchen are difficult. And it is true that some dishes are more suited to a professional kitchen than a home kitchen, but really what a chef has that...

 

Pomegranates are easy to love in theory. Beautiful ruby-colored orbs that promise flavor and abundant red flesh, pomegranates are a tart and lovely addition to salads (leafy salads as well as chicken and tuna salads), rice pilafs, fruit compotes, and as a topping for ice cream or...

 

            There has been much excitement this week. Perhaps a little too much, as evidenced by the refrigerator ring-around-the-rosy that has been played out in the past few days. It’s a little nerve-wracking to hear two grown and capable men speculating that the house must have been...

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