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A Pound of Spice, A Pinch of Air

A Pound of Spice, A Pinch of Air

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 2 Comments

A few years back, I read a recipe that called for ancho chile powder. Whereas most chile powders are spicy or smoky, the ancho offers a subtle sweetness. The author described its flavor with such enthusiasm that I wanted some. Immediately. But none of the stores I normally go to stocked it. I looked online, […]

Planting the seed

Planting the seed

Sunday, October 24, 2010 No Comments

Despite not being part of their vernacular, my parents understood the spirit of American holidays. They may not have had long-standing traditions to draw from, but they knew that the holidays were a time to spend time with family, participate in some physical ritual, like carve a pumpkin or hunt for eggs, and of course, […]