Heidi's Favorites

If a recipe appears on 101 Cookbooks, I stand behind it. But beyond that, there are a number of favorite favorites. I've listed them here.

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Best Pizza Dough Ever

Best Pizza Dough Ever

Peter Reinhart's Napoletana pizza dough recipe. It makes my all-time favorite pizza dough using a delayed-fermentation method.

Roasted Strawberries

Roasted Strawberries

A delicious argument for roasting strawberries - juices from the roasting berries combine with maple syrup, port adds a surprise hint of booziness, and the balsamic delivers a dark bass note.

Braised Artichokes with Orange

Braised Artichokes with Orange

Braised artichokes - baked for an hour, covered, in an unctuous slathering of olive oil, white wine, olives, mint, garlic and orange zest. Make them on a Sunday night, use them throughout the week to make your lunches A-plus.

Compound Butters - Adding Things to Butter to Make it Extra Awesome

Compound Butters - Adding Things to Butter to Make it Extra Awesome

Compound butters are a lazy cook's secret weapon. They're a way to add intense flavor to preparations without a whole lot of extra effort. I've included a few recent favorites here.

Ten Reasons to Embrace Mojo de Ajo Garlic Sauce

Ten Reasons to Embrace Mojo de Ajo Garlic Sauce

Mojo de ajo - let's discuss. It's a simple sauce made from olive oil roasted garlic cloves combined, primarily, with fresh orange and lime juice. You need it in your cooking repertoire. Here's a list of ways I used it this week.

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A New Take on Potato Chowder

A New Take on Potato Chowder

A chunky, satisfying, winter-time riff on potato chowder - winking at the Japanese pantry with a finishing swirl of miso, and a touch of sake in the base.

An Exceptional Ginger Carrot Dressing

An Exceptional Ginger Carrot Dressing

Blender dressings are great, in part, because they're fast. Everything into one container, puree, and you're set. This one is great - carrots, turmeric, coconut milk, shallot, and ginger come together into a dressing perfect for everything from green salads to grain salads, or as a brilliant finishing touch for sautéed, steamed, or simmered vegetables.

Lemongrass Turmeric Curry Paste

Lemongrass Turmeric Curry Paste

A bit about this favorite curry paste - it's vibrant, electric yellow in color, and intensely flavored. Made with a shallot base coupled with ginger, and garlic, turmeric, and serrano chiles, it's the sort of thing you can use to make a broth, or flare out simple preparations like scrambled eggs or fried rice.

Winter Salad Love

Winter Salad Love

Winter salad links & love.

Heirloom Apple Salad

Heirloom Apple Salad

The sort of hearty salad I love - heirloom apples, shaved celery, and toasted nuts of your choosing. The dressing is crème fraîche spiked with rosemary, garlic and champagne vinegar

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