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How to Make (Almost) Perfect Ice at Home

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Do you have a chainsaw? No? Well, you can still make pretty good ice at home. Just don't expect perfection.</i><p>Perfect ice is the holy grail of home …

Homemade Alcoholic Ginger Beer Recipe on Food52

<b>Makes: about a liter</b><p>2 1/2 cups warm, filtered water (not too hot or you'll kill the yeast)<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoons champagne yeast<br>• freshly grated ginger<br>• granulated sugar<br>• juice of 2 lemons<br>• 1 jalapeno, sliced (optional)<br>• 1 large glass jar<br>• 2-3 clean soda bottles<p>First off, make a "plant" for your ginger beer. Stir the …

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Sense of Taste: Coconut Mousse Cake (Recipe)

Last week, I blogged about being naughty and not conforming to a post-New Year's diet. Eating more healthfully year-round has always been my approach, so an occasional slice of cake won't lead me into a downward spiral of gluttony.<p>I've been thinking about how the texture of food can change your …

Dessert

Freezer Recipe: Grown-Up Prosciutto & Cheddar Hot Pockets

Grown-Up Prosciutto & Cheddar Hot Pockets<p>Serves 6<p>2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed according to package directions <br>1 packed cup grated cheddar …

Recipes

Beyond Curry: Crispy Indian-Style Simmered Goat or Lamb Chops

In India, goat is widely used and loved, and few things make me happier than a crunchy, juicy cut of it. Well, alright goat <i>biryani</i> is a close contender. And sometimes goat <i>xacuti</i>, or minced goat with green peas, or goat <i>dhansak</i>...Okay, let's start over. Goat makes me happy. And this dish is high up …

Artichokes and Fava Beans (Aginares Me Koukia)

Put 4 tbsp. lemon juice and 6 cups water into a large bowl. Working with one artichoke at a time, place an artichoke on its side. Using a serrated …

Herbed Chicken Thighs Roasted in a Paper Bag

<i>At Food52, Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A dish to start before work -- and finish quickly when you're home.</i><p>Combo alert!<p>I am about to tell you about a sort-of weird technique mixed with …

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Linguine and Clams with Almonds and Herbs

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>Almonds are the new breadcrumbs. Their toasty flavor and crunch add just the right contrast to pasta.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup unsalted, roasted almonds, coarsely chopped<p>2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives<p>2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh …