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October 6, 2020

Mr. Farrell’s Syracuse Salt New Potatoes

A BUTCHER’S MONTHLY RECIPE FROM CHEF RODGER Found at every mid summer backyard barbecue in Syracuse, NY, this recipe was given to me by my good friend Mr. Eric Farrell. Asking me my favorite vegetable is like asking someone their favorite movie or album, it is hard to pick just one, but potatoes have to […]

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October 4, 2020

How to Cook Dried Beans: A Simple Recipe

  This is our staff recipe for how to cook dried beans.  It’s a simple recipe– requires few ingredients, little attention, and no skill in the kitchen.  Ultimately, beans should be soft but not mushy, their skins barely starting to break – our average cooking time is 80-90 minutes.   INGREDIENTS: 1 pound dried beans, […]

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October 22, 2019

“Trini” Curry Potatoes Recipe

Probably the most popular curry in Trinidad. This curry potatoes recipe is tried and true from our friends at Épices de Cru!

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July 26, 2019

Cajun Spices Recipe: Sylviane’s Blackened Vegetables

Delicious, dark-roasted vegetables, crisped to perfection with this Cajun spices recipe. Try this dish created by our friends at Épices de Cru!

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April 22, 2019

Murcia Paprika Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This recipe is an easy, colorful alternative to basic mashed potatoes. Olive oil, garlic, salt, and paprika is a theme through much of Murcian cooking.

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January 29, 2019

East Coast Cheese Biscuits Recipe

The perfect side to any fish or seafood dish! This simple recipe is made simpler by using melted butter that is mixed into cold buttermilk.

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June 27, 2018

Corn Salad

From our friends at Épices de Cru! The ingredients in the salad dressing seem surprising, but trust us: toasted cumin, fish sauce, cilantro and Merken is a delightful combination. INGREDIENTS 1 red pepper 2 cup cooked corn kernels ½ cup black or red beans DRESSING ¼ lime juice 4 scallions, sliced ¼ cup cilantro, chopped […]

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August 1, 2017

Yunnan Cucumber Salad Recipe

This crisp cucumber salad is best eaten very fresh. Make it, mix it at the table and eat it at once. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: 3 small cucumbers 2 garlic cloves, sliced ½ inch ginger, julienned 3 Tbsp regular soy sauce 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar or rice vinegar 2 tsp sugar 1 […]

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July 1, 2017

Mexican-Style Chickpea Salad Recipe

A wonderful, nourishing salad that’s actually better when prepared ahead of time. Since the Tlatelolco Rub already has a little salt (as do canned chickpeas, if that’s what you use) and is pretty hot, taste and adjust according to taste. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: 3 cups chickpeas, cooked 1 Tbsp Tlatelolco Rub […]

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March 1, 2017

Syrian Green Beans

A simple green bean dish that has a delightful aroma and little bite. Serve hot or at room temperature. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: 4 Tbsp olive oil or coconut oil 6 Tbsp tomato paste 3 cups green beans, cooked ½ tsp Aleppo Seven or Spice Garam Masala 1 Tbsp Aleppo pepper 3 […]

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February 1, 2017

Korean Chiles

A little salad or condiment that’s quick and goes great with meat or grilled fish. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: 2 medium carrots 1piece of daikon radish, about 6-inches 1 small English cucumber 1 Tbspsea salt 4 Tbspsesame seeds, toasted 6scallions, minced 1clove garlic, chopped ½ cuprice vinegar 3 Tbspsesame oil 1 Tbspmaple […]

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January 1, 2017

Masala mo poro: Indian Omelette Recipe

Simple, delicious and ready in less than 5 minutes! Alongside a small salad, this omelette makes a perfect brunch or light meal. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: ½ tsp cumin, coarsely ground 2 eggs 3 Tbsp onion, chopped 1 small tomato, chopped 1 green chili, chopped 3 Tbsp cilantro, chopped ¼ tsp turmeric, […]

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November 1, 2016

1,001 Nights Carrots & Peas Recipe

Spice combinations such as the ones used in 1,001 Nights spice blend are traditionally used for meat dishes. Carrots and green peas, however, lend themselves well to sweet and sour flavors. The acidity of the sumac in this blend complements the sweetness of the vegetables. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: 3 Tbsp butter […]

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October 1, 2016

Yakitori: Chicken Kebabs

Yakitori, or chicken kebabs, are extremely popular in Japan. They’re one of its most emblematic street foods, often served with a cold beer in a bar or Izakaya. We like this recipe with vinegar instead of the sweeter, more traditional mirin. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: ½ cup soy sauce ¼ cup sugar […]

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July 1, 2016

Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles Pineapple & Jicama Salad Recipe

  This Mexican recipe deliciously combines jicama with pineapple, lime juice and chiles. In its native Mexico, jicama (aka: ‘Mexican Yam’) is often combined with chili powder, fresh citrus fruits, red onion and ginger in salads, soups and cooked dishes. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: 1 small pineapple peeled and cut into ½ […]

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April 1, 2016

Roman Chickpea Braise Recipe

An easy vegetarian side dish or hearty lunch. Classical Roman chefs wouldn’t have used sugar, but grape molasses (pekmez) or honey. Ingredients: 1 large leek ¼ cup olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 2 Tbsp Apicius Roman blend, ground 1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped 2 cups chickpeas, cooked Salt to taste ¼ cup pekmez* or […]