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Spice cabinet shortcut speeds up this Kurdish braise

The elaborate pilafs, roasts and other celebratory dishes of the Middle East often take time that home cooks don’t have. But they still can provide ample fodder for inspiration. At Milk Street, we’ve found ways to streamline these traditions into weeknight-friendly meals. One such dish ...

Let’s Cook: Dates designed to dazzle

Thank you, readers, for the fine response to the date pinwheel cookies in the last column. Several of you suggested that you would be like to see more recipes about dates. Simply put, dates are designed to please the palate. Because they can be used in a variety of ways in baking, they are ...

Pyrex and Pink Daisies: Midcentury cookware is fab again

If you want to freshen up your kitchen, look no further than Grandma’s old casserole dishes. Vintage kitchenware is back in style — pieces from the mid-20th century painted with flowers, bright colors, and specific functions, such as bracketed chip and dip bowls or four-piece ...

For easy, effective weeding, go back to the hoe

I’ll bet that in some corner of your toolshed or garage, an old hoe is leaning against a wall. A hoe that hasn’t seen use in a long, long time, having been replaced by, perhaps, a gasoline- or electric-powered tiller, chemical weed killers, or mulches. Hoeing is not much in vogue these ...

Local food options

Farmers Market season is just around the corner, and market managers say a growing number of vendors are hoping to meet local demand despite the impact of the region’s drought. Minot Farmers Market, which sets up in Oak Park, delayed its opening slightly to July 13 to accommodate vendors who ...

Grilled vegetables and fruits have a flavor boost

“Mom, this fruit tastes extra sweet!” my daughter remarked as she sampled a slice of grilled pineapple along with a bite of grilled ham. She was about 11 at the time. I tasted a piece of pineapple and nodded in agreement. “Why does the pineapple taste so sweet?” she ...