Monthly Archives: August 2014

Watermelon Greek Salad

I had the distinct pleasure to visit a good friend’s bountiful garden last week. While there was so much to admire, I found his green Cherokee tomatoes the most gorgeous sight to behold. And their beauty was just the tip of the … Continue reading

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Black Bean and Corn Quinoa Salad

I have a tendency to search out the exotic ideas in cooking. I love trying new ingredients or creating unexpected ingredient pairings. But I also understand that the simple things in life can be the most deeply satisfying. Take this salad for … Continue reading

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Tomatillo Baked Eggs

Another solution to my great breakfast dilemma arrived this week from the CSA in the form of tomatillos. I love these little green beauties. They are tart and tangy and when you cook them down they develop a light creamy … Continue reading

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Blistered Cherry Tomato and Avocado Smash Toasts

I have to admit that I struggle with breakfast. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth at the best of times and in the morning I’m particularly uninterested in a high sugar meal. So a savory energy boost like these … Continue reading

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Southwestern Chicken and Vegetable Soup

This Southwestern style chicken soup features the great base of Latino cooking: sofrito. While there are many, many variations of sofrito throughout Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, my version consists of onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, and garlic. All the flavor … Continue reading

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Yellow Plum Friands

These delicious cakey muffins scream Australian coffeehouse like no other sweet treat I know. I’d wager that most of you here in the United States have never heard of friands but if you’ve ever enjoyed a financier cake in France, … Continue reading

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Ground Cherry Cous Cous Salad

Ground cherry, gooseberry, husk tomato. They are all varietals on the same wonderful theme. If you live in England, gooseberries are the varietal you’re likely familiar with, and there they are most often baked into sweet confections. Here in the United States, … Continue reading

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Blueberries and Greens Salad

I love fruit in savory salads, so much so that when I was working as a food editor in Australia, at one point my boss had to tell me to knock it off with all the fruit in the salad. … Continue reading

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Pickled Cucumber and Shrimp Salad with Red Shiso

This week we take a culinary trip to Japan thanks to the exotic, gorgeous, and fragrant red shiso that has arrived in my CSA box. You may not be familiar with this herb, but if you’ve eaten sushi, you’ve probably seen … Continue reading

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Apricot Clafoutis

Let me preface this baking recipe by admitting that I am not much of a baker. Savory food is where it’s at for me. I like to toss my ingredients in the pan and see what kind of magic I can … Continue reading

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