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Aleppo Pepper

By Linda Hoffman | January 23, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of helping Old Town Spice shop celebrate their 2 year anniversary with a cooking demo, using some of their spices in several dishes for customers to taste.  One of the spices Sean asked me to use was Aleppo pepper, a robustly flavored pepper grown in Syria and Turkey.  Aleppo peppers…

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Basic Beans

By Linda Hoffman | January 14, 2013

There is nothing like a hearty dinner enjoyed around a crackling campfire, as food cooked outdoors seems to have heightened flavor, just plain tastes better.  Perhaps spending the day outdoors, hiking or climbing, stimulates our appetites in the same way it improves our sleep.  But it’s hard to argue with a steaming pot of beans…

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