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Halibut with Roasted Vegetables and Spicy Cilantro Sauce - 10/30/08 03:21 PM
Yield: Serves 4 Ingredients 4 pounds butternut squash (about 2 medium) 1 pound beets (about 2 large) 1 medium onion 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 4 large garlic cloves four 5-ounce skinless halibut fillets Accompaniment: spicy cilantro sauce Preparation Preheat oven to 450°F. Halve squash lengthwise and discard seeds. Peel squash and cut enough 3/4-inch cubes to measure 6 cups. Trim and peel beets. Cut beets and onion into 3/4-inch cubes. In a 17- by 11-inch roasting pan toss squash, beets, and onion with oil until coated and season with salt and pepper. Roast vegetables in middle of oven 25 minutes. (0 comments)
Indian Spiced Carrot Soup with Ginger - 10/30/08 03:18 PM
This exotically spiced soup has an incredibly velvety texture. Ingredients 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds 3 tablespoons peanut oil 1/2 teaspoon curry powder (preferably Madras) 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger 2 cups chopped onions 1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled, thinly sliced into rounds (about 4 cups) 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime peel 5 cups (or more) low-salt chicken broth or vegetable broth 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice Plain yogurt (for garnish) Preparation Grind coriander and mustard seeds in spice mill to fine powder. Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add ground seeds (0 comments)
Butternut squash soup with chestnuts - 10/30/08 03:16 PM
While eating at one of the coveted counter seats at Les Cocottes, Christian Constant's chic restaurant, food editor Paul Grimes was deeply inspired by the pumpkin soup, which surprised him with savory little chunks of foie gras waiting at the bottom of the bowl. Here, Grimes explores squash's more savory side by cooking it with a touch of tomato and providing that little bit of sweet surprise in the form of chopped chestnut. With just a dollop of whipped cream, it is rich only in looks and spirit-a spoonful will reveal how unbelievably light it is. Active time: 35 min Start (0 comments)
This spicy soup from Shawn McClain, chef at Green Zebra in Chicago, is rich in immunity-enhancing vitamin A. Servings: Makes 4 servings
Ingredients 1 pound sweet potatoes1 tablespoon canola oil2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 shallot, chopped1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper4 cups sliced bok choy1 cup bean sprouts1 cup edamame, shelled12 wonton wrappers 3 tablespoons white miso, plus more to taste2 scallions, thinly sliced Preparation Heat oven to 375°F. Prick holes in potatoes. Bake on a baking sheet until soft, turning once, about 1 hour. Cool, then peel and mash. (0 comments)
Gifts of Retirement Assests: Lifetime - 10/30/08 01:44 PM
New! Charitable IRA Rollover! If you are 70½ or older temporary legislation allows you to make cash gifts totaling up to $100,000 per year from your traditional or Roth IRA to qualified charities without incurring income tax on the withdrawal. This is good news for people who want to make a charitable gift during their lifetime from their retirement assets, but have been discouraged from doing so because of the income tax penalty. The current provision is effective for tax years 2008 and 2009 only. For the 2008 tax year, you must act by December 31st to take full advantage of the (0 comments)
from:EarthTalk category:Clubs and Organizations posted:October 16th, 2008
Dear EarthTalk: Are there natural headache remedies that can get me off of Tylenol, Advil and other medicines whose side effects can be as bad as or worse than the pain that led me to use them? -- J.L. Many of us may be too dependent on over-the-counter painkillers to treat the occasional headache, especially given the side effects of such drugs. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) can increase the risk of heart and circulation problems-including heart attack and stroke-and is also tough on the digestive tract. Too much acetaminophen (Tylenol) has been (0 comments)
from:EarthTalk category:Clubs and Organizations posted:October 23rd, 2008 Dear EarthTalk: What's the story with LED light bulbs that are reputed to be even more energy-efficient than compact fluorescents? -- T.E. Perhaps the ultimate "alternative to the alternative," the LED (light-emitting diode) light bulb may well dethrone the compact fluorescent (CFL) as king of the green lighting choices. But it has a way to go yet in terms of both affordability and brightness. LEDs have been used widely for decades in other applications-forming the numbers on digital clocks, lighting up watches and cell phones and, when used in clusters, illuminating traffic (0 comments)
category:Arts and Entertainment posted:October 26th, 2008 Local Pumpkin Patch Farms - go pick pumpkin's at a local farm in the Westport and Bristol County area. When there's a crisp snap in the air, nothing beats a day at the local pumpkin patch farm. It's guaranteed to put a Jack-o-Lantern-sized smile on everyone's face! This is where you can find the best list of local Westport pumpkin patch farms in and around Bristol County and Massachusetts. Essex County Boston Hill In North Andover, MA on Route 114. Phone: 978-681-8556. Essex County, Massachusetts. Cider Hill Farm 45 Fern Ave., Amesbury, MA. Phone: (0 comments)
category:Arts and Entertainment posted:October 24th, 2008
It's time for spooks and spirits and things that go bump in the night (probably looking for the last Snickers bar in the Treat bag)! Halloween began with the ancient Celts, who considered October 31 the last day of the year. On that night, they believed the spirits of the dead would roam the Earth. As a way to protect themselves during this spooky time, the living would hold a feast, visiting neighbors for contributions of food (hey, any excuse for a party). We can thank the Irish for the jack-o-lantern, too. (0 comments)
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