Author Archives: nancyduranduran

Savory Grilled Peaches

  Simply grilled peaches are a delicious and unexpected break from tomatoes on the savory table. In just minutes, they grill to perfection. They also happen to pair nicely with soft, tangy cheeses, and salty meats. This is what summer … Continue reading

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Lemon Squares with Herbed Blueberries

As we approach late summer, blueberries are bountiful. While they are just perfect eaten fresh by the handful, if you’re in the mood to dress them up a bit, give this lemon curd tart a whirl. Blueberries tossed in honey … Continue reading

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Zucchini Slaw

  Hamburgers, grilled chicken, sausage, and steak. These are the mainstays of outdoor summer cooking. And keeping them from getting stale by the end of July can be tricky after the ninth or tenth barbecue. That’s where fresh and bountiful … Continue reading

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Peas and Carrots and Ramps (oh my!)

Late spring days can be unpredictable. One day it’s 90 degrees and sunny, the next it’s rainy and a chilly 60 degrees. During those brisk interludes, I retreat inside from my barbecue to roast a spring chicken. And the side I … Continue reading

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Eat Your Greens!

  An early summer salad gets a dose of fun with this Green Goddess Dressing tailor made for little ones. If you’re looking to entice the kids into the kitchen and get them bought into the idea of eating their greens, … Continue reading

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Fragrant Squash Soup Shots

Getting this one in under the wire! Two more sleeps until Turkey Day so there’s still time to add this stunning soup to your feast. I love a good butternut squash soup but I often find it very heavy. This … Continue reading

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Late Summer Stew

Funnily enough, the end of summer is actually my favorite part of this season. I love the cooler nights, the hint of autumn in the air, reclaiming my schedule, and the return of friends from far flung summer adventures. But, of … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken with Fresh Herb Salsa

When I haven’t got the time to marinate chicken for the barbecue, I like to serve it with something flavorful drizzled on top. That something usually involves lemon juice, garlic, herbs, and plenty of good olive oil. This fresh salsa was inspired … Continue reading

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Watermelon and Arugula Salad

This is a recipe that was part of a summer barbecue cooking class I taught last week. I’m happy to report that my students loved it. They especially loved how easy it was to throw together. I wasn’t going to … Continue reading

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Spiced Beets with Dill

I bought my third mortar and pestle recently. And she’s a beauty. I know most people don’t see the need for three mortar and pestles (or even one perhaps) but there’s something about the design of this implement that I just adore. Apart from … Continue reading

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