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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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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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Wild Rice with Wild Greens

So, I belong to a neighborhood beach club. It’s rustic and beautiful and a great place to meet up with friends all summer long. Usually, we end up meeting up around dinner time so the kids can have an early … Continue reading

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Noodles with Carrots and Asian Greens

When I lived in Australia, I used to make salads like this one all the time. Asian greens of all stripes, from gai lan to choy sum, were available at every supermarket or green grocer. In the States, however, getting … Continue reading

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Italian-Style Grilled Zucchini and Squash

I’m still up to my ears in zucchini and squash. And so my quest to coax out their subtle flavor continues. This week’s recipe has got big flavor, is built for a crowd, and can be made well in advance of … Continue reading

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Beet Tabbouleh

Herbs are everywhere you look at this time of year. Farmers’ markets and CSA baskets are brimming with them and gardens are positively taken over with the lush likes of parsley, mint, and basil. Seems like a good time to serve … Continue reading

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A Little Side of Green

It is quite a challenge getting enough green veg into your diet during the winter months. Frozen peas anyone? Luckily hearty kale and chard can still be found floating around at the markets here and there. This kale greens saute cannot be simpler. … Continue reading

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Sausage and Fig Stuffing

The food story that is virtually impossible to ignore throughout the month of November is, of course, Thanksgiving. In light of that, I thought I’d share some recipes with you that may help you get through the terrors of hosting … Continue reading

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Kale and White Beans on Roasted Eggplant

While I often serve kale raw, I also like to enjoy it warm from time to time. I don’t cook it to death, just long enough for it to slightly wilt and soak up the flavorings in the pan. In this case, … Continue reading

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