Y∆CHT

….not to be confused with a recreational boat or ship.
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Rustic Cabbage Salad Scented with Orange Peel

I recently acquired a green cabbage which could quite easily be the same size as my very own head.  Thinking about what to do with a cabbage of this stature, my thoughts processed, cabbage rolls, stew, slaw….and then I remembered a fabulously, simple salad that a dear friend had made for me years ago. I believe it is Italian in origin with rustic roots and a taste that hits home.
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Lemper: Indonesian Sticky Rice Rolls

Parcels of goodness.

Found in all corners of the world, in different forms, tastes, and textures: Latin America boasts empanadas, Eastern Europe takes pride in pierogis, China devotes itself to dumplings and Indonesia likens their lemper or sticky rice rolls.
I tasted my first lemper over one year ago and it would not be my last, at first bite I needed to get my hands on a recipe.
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Mash it up!

It rained the other day, and the smell of fall-dampened leaves was poignant.  To me, this weather calls for comfort food, a warm kitchen and soul-satisfying eats. I turned to some pantry staples: potatoes, kale, butter = mashed potatoes, by no means ascetic but fun to cook and good to eat!  I’m sure kale does not cancel out butter but it is an added nutrient!

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