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Articles

The History of our Recipes

12/30/2005 meps 0

Browsing our website, you might wonder where all these hundreds of recipes came from. I have always been an incorrigible recipe-clipper. Show me two or three recipes in the Sunday paper, and I’ll invariably need […]

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Cookies & Candies

Easy Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies

12/28/2005 meps 0

There’s a great story here… Our neighbor, Barbara Cowan, gave us some of these for Christmas. We already had dozens of homemade cookies, from oatmeal scotchies and Tollhouse cookies to molasses sandwich cookies and rum […]

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Beverages

Spicy Cough and Cold Remedy

12/27/2005 meps 0

A nice alternative to peppermint tea and my other favorite, hot Tang (TM). 1/2 t powdered ginger 1/2 t ground cloves 1/2 t black pepper 1/2 t turmeric 2 tsp honey 1-2 T apple cider […]

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Appetizers

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

12/27/2005 meps 0

I learned about these from my Korean friend, Chong Lee. She told me that all the filling ingredients are approximate — you can use a variety of meats, shrimp, and vegetables. The key is fresh […]

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Alcoholic

Quentão

12/27/2005 meps 1

I learned how to make this by watching Eduardo Mendonça of Show Brazil! make it at a São João celebration near Seattle. I had a summer cold at the time, and when I tasted it, […]

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Beverages

Cooked Egg Nog

12/19/2005 meps 0

My Microplane (TM) grater changed my life. That’s when Barry and I discovered that real, freshly grated nutmeg is a completely different animal from the stuff that comes in a little spice tin. That plus […]

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Breakfast

Killer Oatmeal

12/18/2005 meps 0

The one and only! This legendary recipe comes from Bill Brown, who knows there’s no better way to motivate a crew of cold, damp sailors or house painters. There’s a famous story about another friend […]

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Alcoholic

Coffee Herbie

12/18/2005 meps 0

This comes from the legendary Bill Brown, who discovered it at Anthony’s Home Port in Kirkland. Bill had a strange hypothesis, that Anthony’s took it off the menu because “herbie” sounded too much like “herpes.” […]

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Meps original

Crunchy Cottage Cheese Veggie Salad

12/6/2005 meps 0

Too often, cottage cheese is served plain, a bland, boring food. But I fell in love with the stuff after I discovered Mollie Katzen’s “March Hare,” in her Moosewood Cookbook. Here, it’s full of crunch […]