December 25, 2011

New from the archives: four fresh posts (Recipes: chicken stuffed with ricotta, lentil soup, grandma's applesauce, sweet potato latkes)

Chicken-stuffed-with-ricotta

'Tis the season for comforting food, the food that makes you feel like snuggling under a blanket in front of a fire on a snowy winter night, with your e-reader and your cats. Roast chicken and potato pancakes and applesauce and soup: nothing comforts more than these dishes, cooked simply, like grandmothers would make them.

In the early days of The Perfect Pantry, I didn't know how to photograph the food I cooked. Keeping a promise to myself, and to you, I've been updating posts from the first two years, a few recipes at a time, adding new photos and repairing links that no longer go anywhere. This update's recipes highlight all-purpose flour, canned tomatoes, lentils and ground cloves.

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October 9, 2011

New from the archives: four fresh posts (Recipes: grilled peaches with vanilla-cardamom yogurt, caponata, South End Deep Root Chili, teeny tiny lime tarts)

Teeny-tiny-lime-tarts-detail

Slowly but steadily, I've been time-traveling through the early days of The Perfect Pantry, updating posts, tweaking recipes, fixing links, and adding photos of the food I cooked in the days before I photographed the food I cooked.

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July 3, 2011

New from the archives: three fresh posts (Recipes: salmon fried rice, turkey meatloaf with fig sauce, raisin banana scones)

Salmon-fried-rice-detail

In the early days of The Perfect Pantry, I didn't know how to photograph the food I cooked. Keeping a promise to myself, and to you, I've been going back to update posts from the first two years, a few recipes at a time, adding new photos and repairing links that no longer go anywhere.

This month's updates feature reduced-sodium soy sauce, dried fruit, and white whole wheat flour.

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April 7, 2011

New from the archives: three fresh posts (Recipes: farfalle or rotini pasta with spinach and sausage, pear and parsnip soup, football season chili)

Football season chili

Since early summer, I've been wandering through the archives, updating posts from the first two years of The Perfect Pantry, in the days before I photographed the food I cooked.

I'm really having fun cooking some of my favorite recipes again, with some of my favorite pantry ingredients, and while I'm at it, I'm updating old links and adding new ones, too. I don't know if I'll ever get completely caught up with all of the posts from the early days, but many more of them now have photos of the finished dish, along with links to other recipes I think you'll like.

This month's posts feature ketchup, garlic and chicken sausage, in recipes that at first glance look like winter dishes, but are on-the-cusp dishes you can serve right now, whether you're living in early Spring (as we are here in New England), or early Fall.

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February 6, 2011

New from the archives: three fresh posts (Recipes: chicken tagine with prunes and almonds, chipotle meatloaf, Napa cabbage salad)

Chicken tagine with prunes and almonds

Keeping my promise to update a few posts every month from the days before I photographed the food I cooked, I chose three recipes I absolutely love, but, for some reason, hadn't made for ages.

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