INGREDIENTS 1 oz basil leaves (About 2 cups, packed) 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1/4 cup pine nuts 1/2 cup freshly grated Romano or Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste INSTRUCTIONS Process garlic and pine nuts in a blender or food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Add the cheese and process for about 30 seconds. Next add[…]

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INGREDIENTS 1 cup (1 ounce) dried porcini mushrooms 3 cups boiling water 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 4 cups mixed mushrooms (such as shiitake, maitake, oyster and beech), roughly torn 1 tablespoon thyme leaves 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 1[…]

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 A protection against witches, demons, vampires, the evil eye and other dark supernatural forces, and an ingredient in folk healing remedies. Garlands of garlic worn around the neck or hung in a house are said to ward off evil spirits, creatures and spells. In Mexico, the ajo macho is a[…]

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Mix up a cup of this for what ails you and drink it in Apple Cider Vinegar Cayenne Pepper Cold Remedy will fix sinus infection, coulds, flu, coughs and more, with the cold season just around the corner you need this recipe. INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup unfiltered apple[…]

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Elderberries are thought to protect against infection with the influenza (flu) virus. And once the person comes down with the flu, elderberries may also reduce the severity and duration of the illness and its symptoms. Elderberries are also believed to relieve upper respiratory congestion caused by colds or allergies, and[…]

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For the Orange Balsamic Glaze: 2 cups orange juice ½ cup balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper For the Skewers: 1 pound pork tenderloin, silver skin removed and cut into 1 inch cubes 2 granny smith apples cored, skin left on and cut into[…]

Pork and Apple Skewers With Orange Balsamic Glaze

Chipotle-Coffee Spice Rub: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup black pepper 1/4 cup of finely ground dark coffee 1/4 cup paprika 2 tbsp salt 1 tbsp chipotle powder 2 tsp granulated garlic 2 tsp of cinnamon 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp allspice Mix all spices until no lumps remain. You[…]

Coffee-Chipotle Pulled Pork Sliders, with Cilantro-Jalapeno Slaw

The key to super juicy pork (anything) is to brine the meat. It’s the same idea as turkey or chicken. Even if all you have is 2 hours it totally makes a difference, but ideally 6-8 hours for these is the perfect amount of time for it to break down[…]

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1 oz blue curacao 1 oz vodka 3 oz lemon lime soda 1 oz cranberry juice ½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice Lime twist for garnish Fill a shaker halfway with ice. Add curacao, vodka and lime juice. Shake until mixed well. Add soda and stir. Pour cranberry juice into[…]

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3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 (8 ounce) packages sliced crimini mushrooms ¼ cup white wine 4 cloves garlic, pressed through garlic press, plus 1 whole clove, peeled, divided use 2 teaspoons thyme leaves Salt Black pepper 6 slices of your favorite rustic-style bread Herbed Ricotta Spread (recipe below) Thyme leaves,[…]

Garlic, Mushroom, and Herbed Ricotta Toast

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