Guiness Brownies

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Beach season is coming soon so you should test out this recipe for Guinness brownies before forcing yourself into pre-summer fat camp. That’s right, we’re pushing Guinness brownies. That would be the world’s best Irish stout blended into both the batter and the icing. Hurry up and bake some.

Julias Best Banana Bread

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This simple, moist banana bread can also be baked in three small (5¾x3¼”) loaf pans, which is how you’ll find them at Julia’s stand; cooking time will be 40–50 minutes. For the deepest flavor, use ripe bananas with lots of freckles.

Cleansing Tea

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This Hot Herbal Tea Will Soothe Your Throat and Calm Your Cough.
Nutrients are lost when ingredients boil, so steep this cold-and-flu-buster at a relatively low temperature.

Tamarind-Orange Gin

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I have been enjoying tamarind flavors in a number of Indian and Thai dishes for years, but until recently it had not occurred to me to attempt to use tamarind in anything myself. Last year, I was making a recipe that called for tamarind concentrate. We used it in a few dishes (and a few cocktails), and when I recently stumbled upon a bag of dried tamarind pods in a local international market, I decided it was finally time to figure out how to really use this lovely fruit.
Now, I am certainly not an expert on how to properly use tamarind. So for those of you who are, feel free to chime in on how I should have prepared this fruit.