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Basic steps, Vegetables

Garlic confit – roasted garlic

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Oh the sweet perfume of garlic roasting in olive oil, just taking the scent in is like an appetizer. Years ago I had a restaurant where we served pizza and the roasted garlic was a very popular topping, we also made focaccia bread with roasted garlic. Each week we would […]

Basic steps, French, Vegetables

Mirepoix

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This recipe is a a stepping stone in creating other dishes. Slowly sautéing the finely chopped vegetables in butter releases sweetness from the carrots and onions, balanced by the celery and imparts a wonderful aroma and flavor to your further creation. A combination of two parts onion, one part each […]

Vegetables

Fiddlehead ferns

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Fiddleheads Springtime brings out perennial vegetables such as rhubarb and asparagus. The woods provide similar treats in the tender shoots of ferns called fiddleheads. In New England, it is particularly the Ostrich fern which is picked. You want to pick them as they are emerging and tightly coiled. The texture […]