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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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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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Quick Hoisin Beef

When it comes to ground beef, Italian or Mexican-inspired dishes usually win the day. You’ve got your meatballs, you’ve got your ziti with meat sauce, and, of course, you’ve got tacos. I’m not knocking these comforting go-to dishes, but sometimes … Continue reading

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A Winter’s Salad

No matter how cold it gets (let’s face it that’s not too bloody cold this winter!), my body still craves salads, and while they may look a little different from their warm weather cousins, winter salads can be just as … Continue reading

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Celeriac and Apple Soup with Parmesan Frico

Celeriac (otherwise known as celery root) is one ugly vegetable. Luckily, it doesn’t have to get by on looks alone because its flavor is sublimely beautiful. I think its taste can best be described as lying somewhere between parsley and celery. … Continue reading

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You Say Frittata, I Say Tortilla

For some reason, last week every time I went to the market, I thought I needed more eggs, leaving me with 3 dozen eggs sitting in my fridge, taking up space. Annoying. But sometimes a silly mistake like that is … Continue reading

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Spanish Shrimp, Tomato, and Orzo Salad

The kids are back in school, the pools are closed, and vacation is already a distant memory. But don’t even try telling summer that it’s over. It’s hot as Hades out there. And by the looks of the farmers’ markets, summer is … Continue reading

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