Savor and share: Eggplant

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The website whfoods.com notes that eggplants are ‘‘now available in markets throughout the year, but they are at their very best from August through October when they are in season.’’ So the time is ripe for you to send us your favorite ways to prepare this non-deadly member of the nightshade plant family for the [...] [Read More]
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What’s That?: Updated

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We asked readers of the Recipe Box blog to identify the kitchen item pictured. Here are some of the guesses: Back scratcher Opener for single serving food containers Something to use when making crackers or shortbread bars As many of you correctly guessed, it is a cake decorating comb. It is made by Fat Daddio’s, [...] [Read More]
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Savor and share: Berries

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We’ll thank you berry much for those top recipes Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries, cranberries and more. Send us your berry recipes for the Recipe Box of Aug 23. You can post recipes on the Recipe Box blog at http:/blog.timesunion.com/recipebox or mail them to Recipe Box, Times Union, Box 15000, Albany, NY 12211. You might [...] [Read More]
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Updated: What’s That?

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We asked readers of the Recipe Box blog to identify the kitchen item pictured. Here are some of the guesses: Plastic grocery bag holder Egg separator Cheese mold As many of you correctly guessed, it is a rice mold. Made by Joyce Chen, it sells for $7.50. [Read More]
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Savor and Share: Zucchini

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If you have a garden, chances are you grow zucchini. If you grow zucchini, you know what’s coming at harvest time: Lots of zucchini. Chances are you have a recipe of two to use it all up. Share your recipes for this popular member of the summer squash family for the Recipe Box of Aug. [...] [Read More]
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Updated: What’s That?

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We asked readers of the Recipe Box blog to identify the kitchen item pictured. Here are some of the guesses: Olive oil bottle stopper Lemon zester juice extractor Coffee press As many of you correctly guessed, it is a tea maker, specifically the Teago mobile tea press. It sells for $12.95. [Read More]
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Savor and share: Summer cocktails

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When the heat is on (and it has been lately), few things are better than a nice, cold beverage — especially one with a bit of a kick. So send us your favorite recipes for summer cocktails for the Recipe Box of Aug. 9. You can post recipes on the Recipe Box blog at http:blog.timesunion.com/recipebox [...] [Read More]
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Updated: What’s That?

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We asked readers of the Recipe Box blog to identify the kitchen items pictured. Here are some of the guesses: Cookie cutters Presses for making different shaped hamburgers Shortbread imprinters Many correctly guessed they are ice cream sandwich molds. This set of three sells for $12.95. [Read More]
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Savor and share: Middle Eastern food

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Middle Eastern cuisine is well-suited to the heat of summer. Dishes like hummus, tabbouleh and falafel can all be made without turning on the oven (or standing over a hot grill), and the bright flavors are easy to take on a hot day. So send us your favorite Middle Eastern recipes for the Recipe Box [...] [Read More]
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Updated: What’s That?

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We asked readers of the Recipe Box blog to figure out how the kitchen item pictured is used. Here are some of the guesses: Batter bowl. Gravy boat. Sauce bowl. Many of you correctly guessed that it has something to do with eggs. It is the Crackpot egg cracking bowl. It sells for $12.95 at [...] [Read More]
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