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Oatmeal Scones

With origins in Scotland, scones got their start as humble griddle cakes (by some accounts, they get their name from the Gaelic sgonn, or “shapeless mass”) made from barley meal, oats and/or flour. While they’ve maintained their slightly rough-hewn texture … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread

Well, dearhearts, our table is nearly set for a Saint Patrick’s Day dinner party: we’ve got braised lamb, Irish cheeses, colcannon with kale, pints of Guinness. And if I can manage to abstain from devouring the entire loaf before dinner, … Continue reading

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Curried Chicken Salad

When I think of chicken salad, I picture dainty bridal shower buffets, a WASP-y clutch of ladies giggling over champagne punch and tiny tea sandwiches. (I watched a lot of John Hughes movies growing up, so at my imaginary bridal … Continue reading

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