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Chinese kitchen garden winter greens

November 1, 2017

Vegetables play a large, enchanting role in Chinese meals and traditions, and a Chinese kitchen garden is rich with versatile winter staples. Read more about Wendy’s family history along with gardening and cooking tips for cold-weather crops.

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Mayacoba Bean Salad

January 26, 2017

You may have heard of Steve Sando and his company Rancho Gordo from features and recipe roundups in everything from The New York Times to Bon Appétit. Thomas Keller of The French Laundry swears by Sando’s products, but the leader of the heirloom revolution says it best himself: As you cook these heirloom beans and other grains […]

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Crab, pork, and Napa cabbage dumplings for luck

January 26, 2017

Chinese vegetables play a large, enchanting role in symbolic meals and traditions, especially around the Lunar New Year, which always falls near the end of winter and is the biggest celebration in Hong Kong, China, and much of Asia.

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Sage stuffing

November 19, 2010

One of the (few) successes in my garden this year has been my sage plant. It’s healthy and fragrant and it produced a profuse amount of leaves. On the culinary side, I’ve discovered that a little bit of fresh sage goes a very long way, so I find myself with many sage leaves and not […]

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