Monthly Archives: August 2009

Ratatouille Marathon

I found myself with the typical late-summer glut of veggies: summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers. And so my mind wandered to ratatouille! I went looking for a new recipe (as you avid followers know, I’ve already written about … Continue reading

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Summer Food Showdown

First, let me tell you about my favorite dash-together salad… A version of a Greek salad: cucumbers, Feta cheese, tomatoes, onion, and Kalamata olives. I dream about this salad, it’s crunchy, salty, tangy combo calling to me when I need … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos With Avacado Cilantro Crema

Tacos (or burritos or Mexican salad or whatever) are always a standard around my house. Chances are I have the staple ingredients in the cabinet, and the dish is a catch-all for any fresh produce I have. Zucchini in my … Continue reading

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Pickled Peppers

At the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market this morning, I started picking out sweet peppers, because I was inspired to make this recipe by a recent article in Bon Appetit. Before I knew it, I had a lot of them! I … Continue reading

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Do You Wonton?

Yeah, I know, I was just compaining about the heat in the kitchen, and here I am posting about FRIED wontons. But it’s getting better out, right? And after M and I heated up the kitchen (hubba hubba), we just … Continue reading

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Seared Tuna Salad

You win, Maine! I admit it- it’s hot! I’ve been chuckling all summer as your residents complain about the “heat” when it’s 83 degrees out. But this week, Maine called my bluff. It’s legitimately hot (at least during the day). … Continue reading

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We Be Jammin’

Picture this: you’re getting married, concering yourself with colors, entree options, flower arrangements, reception hall reservations and the like… when you think of favors. Wouldn’t it be nice to give each of your beloved family members and friends a little … Continue reading

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