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Goan Prawn Balchao | Hot & Sour Prawn Pickle

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Goan Prawn Balchao | Hot & Sour Prawn Pickle

Known in Goa as balchao, this spicy prawn pickle is great as part of a simple meal but also good on its own with bread or rice. You can make it with large king prawns, or little prawns, as you like. In Goa, it’s often made with sungta – crushed dried prawns. It has a rich and salty savouriness that’s rather addictive! The recipe is from Maunika Gowardhan’s Thali cookbook, which shares a wide variety of Indian recipes suitable for enjoying as part of a thali or on their own. Read our full review of Thali by Maunika Gowardhan. Print Goan...


PAN SEARED HALIBUT WITH POACHED EGG AND LEMON BUERRE BLANC

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PAN SEARED HALIBUT WITH POACHED EGG AND LEMON BUERRE BLANC

DINNER AT HOMEPicked up some really nice looking Halibut at Whole Foods and found a great recipe (link below) that really came out great.  Absolutely delicious meal.  Pretty much followed the recipe but added some of my own touches.  For the Potatoes, I did the Mashed with Truffle, Parmesan Cheese, Butter and Creme Fraiche.  I placed Sautéed Spinach with Butter and Garlic on top of the Potatoes but you cannot see them here because the fish is covering up.  Pan Seared the Halibut with Butter, Thyme and Garlic.  Topped with Poached Egg and a Lemon Buerre Blanc sauce.  This was an amazing restaurant...


Dive Into the OG Bubbly With Blanquette de Limoux #WinePW

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Dive Into the OG Bubbly With Blanquette de Limoux #WinePW

This week the Facebook group Wine Pairing Weekend is exploring a sparkly subject: “Bubbles From Around The World.” Join the conversation on Twitter (#WinePW) this Saturday (1/8) at 11 am EST. Scroll down to see my fellow writer’s unique, fizzy choices. Cheers!Limoux is a small city in the beautiful Languedoc region of southwestern France that is well known for the production of a variety of sparkling wines. The most historical style is Blanquette de Limoux which dates back to 1531 when Benedictine monks at the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire accidentally created what is now considered the world’s first effervescent wine. The...


Maritime Jam Jam Cookies

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Maritime Jam Jam Cookies

  On Wednesday nights my father usually meets with some lady friends for Fish and Chips at one of the local restaurants.  Occasionally I go to meet him there and have dinner with the ladies and him.He has been after me to bake him some cookies for a while now so I thought today I would bake him some Jam Jams and bring them with me to the restaurant to give to him.  I thought they would make a nice surprise.   My father just loves Jam Jam cookies.  He also loves Molasses cookies. These Jam Jams are the perfect combination of...


$850M South Street Seaport project gets final approval

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$850M South Street Seaport project gets final approval

Photo credit: The Howard Hughes Corporation/SOM The Howard Hughes Corporation last week got the official go-ahead from the city to build a mixed-use tower on a parking lot in the South Street Seaport. Originally proposed as a 1,000-foot-tall tower, the plan for 250 Water Street has changed many times over the last few years due to feedback from community groups and local officials, with the final result being a 324-foot-tall tower with roughly 270 apartments. The $850 million project is expected to break ground this year following remediation of the site. Howard Hughes secured final approval for 250 Water Street after a deal...