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A sense of hopelessness had taken hold among

Posted by frangibility on November 29, 2017 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Debate is earnest, each discussion ending in a show of hands. Only when consensus is reached does the committee move to the next issue. “We are trying to transform our village by this process. We are empowered to be leaders,” said Says Sowmya, 16, president of the club.

Others are focused on more intimate issues, such as shepherding peers through adolescence. “I teach my friends on life skills such as personal hygiene, self-discipline and menstrual issues,” sai...

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Candied Citrus Peel

Posted by frangibility on June 5, 2015 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Author Notes: From Pure Dessert (Artisan 2007). - Alice Medrich


Makes 3 to 4 cups


For the candied peel:


4 oranges or tangelos, 2 grapefruit, or 6 to 8 lemons, limes, or tangerines, bright-skinned preferably organic or unsprayed

1 1/2 cups water

1 1/2 cups sugar, plus more for dredging




Instant-read or candy thermomet...

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Five Mining Companies Joe Reagor Believes Are Ahead Of The Curve

Posted by frangibility on May 12, 2015 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (1)


TM editors' note: This article discusses a penny stock and/or microcap. Such stocks are easily manipulated; do your own careful due diligence.


ROTH Capital's Joe Reagor believes that the price of gold will rise as confidence falls in the value of the U.S. dollar. In the meantime, several companies with great assets are struggling to raise financing and are thus considerably undervalued and possible t...

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Breads of Algeria

Posted by frangibility on February 11, 2015 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (1)

An Algerian told me the other day, "eating a lot of bread is one of the few things we really took from the French." Well, nevermind all those other things the French left behind, but Algerians do really love their bread. Bread here is subsidized, and arrives in the form of baguettes, delivered by truckloads twice a day. I wish I had a picture of this but I am shy about taking my camera out in public. Because of the subsidies, at 5 ...

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Curried Pumpkin Sabzi In Ontario, Canada

Posted by frangibility on December 10, 2014 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (2)

Fall in Ontario is always breathtakingly beautiful. Cool crisp nights and warm sunny days encourage you to go explore forest trails, where you can walk for miles surrounded by trees whose leaves display the entire palette of colours, from brilliant reds and oranges to pale yellows and greens.

Driving around back country roads, stopping occasionally to buy fresh fruits ...

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5 Delicious Twists on Classic Guacamole

Posted by frangibility on November 20, 2014 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Finally, avocados are more affordable and the price of limes won't leave a sour taste in your mouth. Which means, of course, it's guacamole time!


Here, five very different recipes for the classic party dip. Break out the chips and dig in.


Guacamole with Fresh Corn and Chipotle


Farm-fresh corn kernels add a bit of crunch to this guacamole, and when you add a juicy tomato anf ...

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Cherry Cheesecake Muffins

Posted by frangibility on October 31, 2014 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)




Remember that Cherry-Almond Crumble I made recently? I had plenty of cherries left after my cherry shopping spree. Fresh cherries are such a treat that I knew I couldn’t let them go to waste.


I started thinking how cherries and cheesecake have such a delicious history together. Knowing I couldn’t argue with that kind of track record, I quickly decided that combin...

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The Kitchen as Party Central

Posted by frangibility on October 13, 2014 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)


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A friend who is one of the best cooks we know invited us to a dinner party Saturday night, but she had a surprising stipulation: We had to join her in the kitchen as she cooked. She lives in one of those "Hannah and Her Sisters"-style sprawling apartments covering so many acres her stove is a hike away from anything, and we always have to talk among...

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French Fries

Posted by frangibility on September 16, 2014 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (1)

The trick to french fries is double-frying. First, flash-fry the potatoes to eliminate moisture, then fry them again to ensure crispness. Eating them with mayonnaise will take you to Europe.



About 8 cups vegetable oil

2 pounds medium baking (russet) potatoes lace w...

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My Favorite Simple Roast Chicken

Posted by frangibility on August 24, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (1)


Makes 2 to 4 servings

Mon Poulet Rôti

EPICURIOUS EDITORS' NOTE: This simple roast chicken recipe by legendary chef Thomas Keller is one of the top-rated chicken recipes on Epicurious. It's an essential, delicious chicken recipe any home cook can master and enjoy.



One 2- to 3-pound farm-raised chicken

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 te...

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