This month’s Daring Cooks’ challenge is to braise something. I’m not sure if I’ve ever braised anything before – maybe by accident. Instead of taking my chance with something meaty, I chose one of my favourite, under-appreciated veggies – fennel.
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This is me totally cheating, because I didn’t lift a finger to make these! Let’s say I delegated a little…
These alfajores are sweet and crumbly, and filled with tooth-shattering dulce de leche. Also, they are great with Scotch.
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I suppose this post should be titled “Spicy Shrimp Enchiladas with Mole Verde”, but seriously it’s all about the mole verde.
It all started with a Valentine’s Day gift. I can tell that someone “gets” me, when they get me spices.
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I used to hate Brussels sprouts. Nothing against the Belgians, but I always found these little cabbages to be mushy and bitter. Then I met J, and realized I had better find a way to like them.
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