Front Burner: Preserved Lemons in Paste Form

Preserved lemon is an essential ingredient for capturing a taste of Morocco. Not long ago, you had to make it, a time-consuming process of curing whole lemons in salt. Then whole, salted lemons became available in jars. And now New York Shuk, a small producer of North African and Middle Eastern ingredients, has introduced a…

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Creamy, Hearty and (Sort of) Virtuous

I am not the kind of person who likes to put labels on things, because doing so often makes me feel restricted. Tell me something is gluten-free, and I immediately assume I am missing out on a better version made with gluten. Call it vegetarian, and I will convince myself that whatever it is would…

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Probiotics Do Not Ease Stomach Flu

Image Probiotics, the beneficial bacteria that live in our digestive tracts, are widely used to treat gastroenteritis or “stomach flu,” an inflammation of the stomach and intestines usually caused by a virus or bacterium. But a randomized clinical trial has found that the treatment is ineffective. Researchers studied 971 children 3 months to 4 years…

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On ‘Bureka Tuesdays,’ They Make Pastries the Way Their Grandmothers Did

ATLANTA — Every Tuesday, the volunteers arrive at Congregation Or VeShalom, carrying aprons, pushing strollers or walking arm in arm. They find seats at tables arranged in an assembly line in the synagogue’s great hall and begin preparing the burekas, either making balls of dough for the traditional pocket pastries, rolling them out, or stuffing and…

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Second trimester pains: What to expect

Although all pregnancies are different, certain symptoms tend to occur in each trimester. For some women, the second trimester means the end of morning sickness and fatigue, but it also means the onset of specific types of pain. Pregnancy consists of three trimesters. The second trimester lasts from weeks 13 to 28. In this article,…

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The Secret to That Bright-Red Drink? Little Bugs

There has been something of a boom in American aperitivos in the last few years, with new products coming out of Colorado, California and Washington, D.C. They all have a few things in common: a slight bitterness and a bright-red color. And bugs. Yes, bugs. Many of these drinks use the natural dye carmine, which…

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The LOFT Trousers I Cannot Stop Getting Compliments About

LOFT Skinny Ankle Pants in Julie Fit LOFT loft.com $69.50 To know me is to understand that the way I shop is about statement buys. I love bags in bold colors, long skirts that sweep the ground, and have a small collection of crowns headbands. So shopping for basics—black pants, white t-shirts, simple sweaters—really brings…

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