Archive for May, 2013

The Strawberry Season-Shortcake and Pie O’ My

Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring. The strawberry, a member of the lovely rose family, is unique in that it is the only fruit with seeds on the outside rather than the inside. Along with its heart shape, these outer seeds make strawberries an instantly recognizable fruit.

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Pilaf, Pilaff, Pilaffi, Pilau, Perloo, Pillao, Paella

A pilaf, so to speak, is as old as the hills. Derived from the Turkish word pilau, the method of cooking rice by first cooking it in meat fat or oil to coat the grains to enrich the flavor and keep the grains perfectly separated when they are cooked before adding meat or poultry broth for steaming, was invented in ancient Persia.

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