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By Angela Denstad Stigeler It’s about this time of year when I start thinking about brining. Not only is it one of the easiest ways to ensure a flavorful Thanksgiving bird, it can improve many cuts of meat, especially those too easily dried out with normal cooking techniques. A nice soak in a salt-solution helps […]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler   This week’s recipe has been inspired by some good buddies of mine, the members of our local Cub Scout pack, which kicked off its annual popcorn campaign this past week. If you haven’t yet seen any of these industrious lads at your door, you’ll have until October 25 to buy […]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler There’s nothing so heartening as a fresh start, and few tastes as soothing as honey, which here takes center stage for a Jewish New Year treat. Rosh Hashanah will usher in the Jewish year of 5775 at sunset on September 24 this year and be celebrated through nightfall on the 26th. […]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler Coming off the first full school week and our first cold spell can make a person weary of what’s to come—a humdrum routine and little daylight left for leisure. But when the going gets tough, turn to some real tough cookies: the Italian cantuccini. These are the classic almond-studded cookies offered […]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler   Corn is with us all summer. We watch it grow, we measure it against ourselves and gauge our summers by it, checking if it’s knee-high by the fourth of July. We see its tassels wave in the wind and, when the sweet corn is finally ready, we strip off its […]

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