Healthy Beef and Cheap Olive OilTop posts from the week of February 17-23
• You liked this recipe for pasta sauce with wild mushrooms and no cream – it’s thickened instead with a roux, an easy trick of flour and butter.
• Lots of readers chimed in on this question of how much to pay for olive oil. There are brands here we’d like to try out.
• Speaking of olive oil, this cake is really good.
• Do happy cows taste better?
• And where should we look for better beef? It’s not hard to find well-priced beef raised and slaughtered humanely, safely, and with better care.
More top posts from our archives and editors’ picks below.
• See also our list of Dutch oven alternatives for No-Knead bread.
• Easy popovers, too – they’re so delicious hot out of the oven with melted butter and jam.
• Thinking of an herb garden this spring? Self-watering pots help.
• How to broil a steak – this a classic and foolproof way to enjoy a good hunk of beef.
• Breakfast casserole – “ham and cheese” and challah are baked up into easy, hot breakfast for a winter morning.
• Is $150 too much to pay for a slow cooker – even if it is made by All-Clad?
• Juno’s Pregnant Dates, for your Oscars party.
• Your slow cooker is the ideal tool for a long slow braise.
• Like the no-knead breads? Try no-knead challah.