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Don't throw away bread that's a few days old! Slice, toast @375f till golden. Grind in the food processor. When cool, freeze in doubled freezer bags- no need to thaw. Can also make croutons- more info on my site. Just harvested celery and fennel tops. Rinsed and put into the fridge.
Braised beef over pasta with pane di casa. What a perfectly delicious, homemade night!This is my pasta bench that I had made to accommodate a Torchio pasta press for extruded pasta.

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December 14, 2008 • Comments (2)
Are You Nuts??!

Listen, I know the economy stinks but picking up “free” wild chestnuts and giving them out as edible gifts is NOT a good idea! Seriously, a few days ago a friend of mine, living in California, emailed me in the middle of the night (4:08 am, to be exact) to ask for my help, stating in the subject line “URGENT!” This is what the email said: Dear Lauren, I was horrified to just hear from a dear friend of mine out here that the chestnuts we gave them – found on a hike- are poisonous horse chestnuts! We told them to roast… continue reading
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