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Rhubarb Recipes, rosy-hued stalks of goodness

Rhubarb is remarkably versatile. We tend to treat it like a fruit, but botanically, it’s a vegetable. The leaves have a reputation for being toxic because of their oxalic acid, which can interfere with the essential minerals like iron, magnesium, and calcium. But spinach has more oxalic acid than rhubarb leaves do, and it’s still …

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Orgeat (Almond Syrup with Orange Flower)

Orgeat is a funny word. I remember seeing it for the first time in a row of bottles of flavored syrups available to add to lattes and cappuccinos and Italian sodas at an independent coffee shop in the 90s, the kind of place that had lumpy couches and open-mic nights and a patina of patchouli-scented dinge. …

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