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Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

There’s a special place in my heart for loaf cakes. They’re unfussy and unassuming. They don’t demand layers and decoration and all of the foofaraw that can go along with a serious baking project. They don’t demand a special occasion. They’re suitable for dessert, portable for picnics, and a great excuse for sweet snacking. If …

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Marbled Chinese Tea Eggs, almost too pretty to eat

These marbled Chinese tea eggs are lovely to look at and delicious to eat. In China, these tea eggs are typically sold by street vendors and are a popular snack. But regardless of where you live, if you have access to a few spices and soy sauce and tea, they’re incredibly easy to make. The …

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Quick Pickled Poblano Peppers, green and bright

These pickled poblano peppers are the sort of thing I like to have in the refrigerator all the time. They bring a welcome bit of acidity to so many dishes that could use a little oomph. They’re kind of a secret weapon. Poblano peppers are versatile. They’re medium in the heat department—well below a jalapeño …

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Quick Pickled Banana Peppers, refrigerator gold

There’s something magical about the way a well placed splash of acidity can brighten up a whole dish. And these pickled banana peppers are a great vehicle for taking so many meals from fine to OMG so good! Banana peppers get their name from their resemblance to bananas. They’re long and yellow and sometimes curve …

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