My New Favorite Herb

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes, recipes for busy people who still want something good to eat. I have a tendency to go wild with herbs when I’m cooking, tossing them with abandon into salads and over vegetables, pasta and meat. My latest love is dill, fresh and feathery, thanks to the writer Naz…

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Custard Sheds a Few Layers

Lady Macbeth used spiked possets to drug the royal bodyguards so her husband could murder the king. That was the only thing I knew about possets until Diana Henry showed me that they had far kinder uses. Historically a milk-based libation fortified with ale or wine, these days the word “posset” more likely refers to…

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Lentil Salad Saves the Picnic

I love to eat outside whenever possible, even on a sunny winter day. But when warm summer weather hits, outdoor dining is a definite preference, whether it’s a formal sit-down dinner or a casual picnic. A picnic can take many forms. Sometimes, it’s setting places at a table in the backyard, but it can also…

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