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Summer Weeknight Supper: Zucchini, Tomato and Ricotta Tart

Friends, Labor Day may have come and gone, but summer is still around for a couple more weeks! If that whole solstice thing doesn’t convince you, there’s always the continued presence of summer squash and fat red tomatoes in the farmers’ market. Faced with an overflow of both and a shortage of time, I decided []

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Late Summer BLT Salad

No, I didn’t miss the freezing wind and rain outside.  But in my radio silence, I hopped up to Vermont this weekend and came back laden with heirloom tomatoes fresh from the garden, mass quantities of mixed greens and great sourdough and whole wheat rolls from Amy’s Bakery in Brattleboro.    In my travels through []

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Spicy Thai Filet Mignon Salad with Ginger-Lime Dressing

Now that I am focusing on where my meat comes from, I have the pleasure of really great building blocks for meals.  Grass-fed beef is good. In the past, when I’ve been lucky enough to have a special piece of meat, I’ve done as little to it as possible to highlight and honor the amazing []

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Walnut and Rosemary Oven-Fried Chicken 

I have a rosemary addict in my house.  Just as I’m always asked to amp up the spice or add Asian flavors, if a dish calls for rosemary, I somehow can never add enough.  When I found this recipe for Walnut and Rosemary Oven-Fried Chicken, I figured that I couldn’t go wrong.   To top []

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Pineapple Mango Smoothie: An Experiment with Rice Milk

Too hot to cook.  Too hot to write.  Too hot to even think about the back-logged posts that I have with some delicious recipes waiting to share.  And yet, here I am with a new post! A suitably frozen one, at that.  Over the past few weeks, A and I have been independently reading and []

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October Daring Cooks Challenge: Stuffed Grape Leaves

Our October 2010 hostess, Lori of Lori’s Lipsmacking Goodness, has challenged The Daring Cooks to stuff grape leaves. Lori chose a recipe from Aromas of Aleppo and a recipe from The New Book of Middle Eastern Food. The recipe generously let us switch wrapping leaves to those which we could get near or us or []

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Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Rosemary Vinaigrette

Earlier this year, we were gifted with beautiful Misty Knolls organic chickens from Vermont.  I believe I have expressed my general ennui when it comes to chicken in the past.  Friends, it is because I so often am thinking of boring old chickens.  These are not those sort of chickens.  When presented with a beautiful []

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July Daring Cooks Challenge: Cooking with Nut Butters

The July 2010 Daring Cooks’ Challenge was hosted by Margie of More Please and Natashya of Living in the Kitchen with Puppies. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make their own nut butter from scratch, and use the nut butter in a recipe. Their sources include Better with Nut Butter by Cooking Light Magazine, Asian Noodles by Nina Simonds, and Food []

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Sundays in Brooklyn: The Pizza Edition

Aside from a barbecue here and a locavore party there (and here too), I really don’t entertain anywhere near as much as I’d like to.  This is something that I’m always trying to work on, but there always seems to be more to do either to get the house ready for guests (fun summer repairs needed []

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Ginger Scallion Noodles with a Twist

I love Momofuku anything.  Needless to say, then, when I saw this recipe written up here and here, I knew it would be a matter of time before I made it myself.   My favorite noodles at Momofuku noodle are the Cold Spicy Noodles for which I have yet to find a recipe (blogsphere – []

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