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Green Rice with Fava Beans and Garlic Scapes

Green Rice with Fava Beans and Garlic Scapes

Sabzi polo, the meticulously cooked Persian rice and herb dish seemed like a perfect choice for my green recipe. Not only is it unique (tons of herbs!) it is also a celebratory dish, traditionally cooked for the Persian (springtime) new year.  Not that I don’t like my mom’s trifle and lentil soup  to celebrate the...
When good foods turn bad pt. 3: herbs & spices

When good foods turn bad pt. 3: herbs & spices

Herbs and spices are the flavor-packed secret weapons of every inventive cook. But when they lose their characteristic aromas, that dish you remembered tasting spectacular might turn out a bit blah. So here’s a few tips to help keep your aromatics aromatic just a little longer.   Dried Spices Dried spices never go bad, right?...
Storing and Drying Fresh Herbs

Storing and Drying Fresh Herbs

From the window of my “cozy” (read: tiny) Brooklyn apartment I often indulge in wistful daydreams about having a little herb garden. I have intermittently made forays into the world of potted windowsill herbs, with uneven results. So, someday I hope to find myself able to stroll out into the herb garden and pick whatever...