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The Hoosier Kitchen

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Cucumber Salad With Feta And Herbs

Chef’s Recipe INGREDIENTS 2 pounds cucumbers Salt and pepper 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 ounces feta, crumbled 1 tablespoon dried sumac* 2 tablespoons chopped mint 2 tablespoons chopped parsley (preferably Italian) Pinch of crushed red pepper Pinch of dried oregano 1) Halve cucumbers lengthwise and […]

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How To: Revive A Bad Cucumber

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Herb Appeal

Dos and Don’ts of at-home cocktail crafting with herbs:DO Make a syrup or shrub on your stovetop by combining equal parts sugar and water over a boil. Toss in a handful of your favorite herb and let it impart its essence. Bottle and keep refrigerated. “A shrub is a classic cocktail ingredient. It is a […]

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The 10 Commandments Of Canning

Do your homework Look around to see if there are any canning classes in your area. Fall Creek Gardens in Indianapolis partners with local organizations to offer hands-on canning instruction. Also check out online resources like the USDA’s National Center for Home Food Preservation’s comprehensive website. Take inventory The must-have list: a large pot wide […]

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CSA Confidential

Berries Don’t wash berries until you use them; excess moisture speeds spoilage. Store in a single layer in a plastic or glass container to minimize bruising. Try this: Make homemade fruit leather. Blend 2 cups berries, 1/3 cup honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice until smooth. Spread to 1/8-inch thickness […]

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Carlos Salazar applies his playful takes on traditional Asian recipes. Here, he gives a classic Fall starch a fun, street-food makeover.

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How To: Grill Squash

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Top That

We’ve made topping pies as easy as— well, you know.

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How To Hunt And Gut Your Own Dinner … And Other Life Lessons From A Hoosier Kitchen Renaissance Woman

The former biology teacher lives on 25 acres in Roachdale.

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Roll Call

Reporting for duty: I tracked down a long-lost IM recipe.

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Wild Rabbit Ragout

Chef’s Recipe INGREDIENTS 2 whole wild rabbits*, skinned and gutted 1/2 cup sea salt 2 quarts buttermilk 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 bottle dry white wine 1/2 gallon chicken stock 3 ounces butter 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1 cup diced carrots 1 cup diced celery 1 cup diced onion 1 cup […]

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How To: Tame The Flavor Of Wild Rabbit

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Call Of The Wild

Long before the trend hit, wild game was a delicious source of local, environmentally sustainable food. But times have changed. Old-school carnivores accustomed to capturing their own food can get some assistance from butcher shops like the four Indy-area locations of Moody Meats which has techniques for enhancing the meat that hunters bring in. “We […]

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How To Start A Food Swap

Think of it as a holiday cookie exchange, but do it year-round with unicorn macarons and pimento cheese made from scratch in a home cook’s kitchen. Add plenty of garlic-dill pickles and citrus curd. then dig in—Your food swap is served.  Toni Snearly Northwest Indiana Food Swapfacebook.com/nwifoodswapPRO TIP: “A lot of people ask if it’s […]

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Roasted Asparagus

Chef’s Recipe INGREDIENTS Asparagus (Look for the freshest spears you can find at your favorite farmers market. No matter the size, the tips should be tight, with no fraying.) 1/4 stick of butter Salt Olive oil Juice of half a lemon Pecorino Romano or Manchego cheese Fresh herbs* 1) Heat oven to 450 degrees. 2) […]

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