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Alice Waters’ Ratatouille

Last year I told you that this ratatouille is so good it’s scary. This year I will tell you that it’s still that good. Not slimy. Not mushy. It tastes of summer vegetables: each individual one and all of them […]

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Linguine with Clam Sauce

Our absolute favorite recipe for Linguine with Clam Sauce comes from an old recipe on the Food Network, back when Sara Moulton was a star. It’s simple and delicious, and you can pull it off in about 10 minutes. PrintLinguine […]

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Lobster Rolls

My recipe for lobster rolls does not call for celery. Call me a blasphemer if you must, I just don’t care for it. What I do love, however, is tarragon. There’s hardly a finer combination than lobster and tarragon. Except […]

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Peach Cobbler for the Gods

Does anybody remember the Pepperridge Farm Cookies called Bordeaux? They were thin, buttery and burnt-sugar tasting: my downfall in every way. The unusual topping for this peach cobbler, created by sprinkling sugar over the batter then drizzling it with hot […]

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The Best Coleslaw

When I read that the editors at Leite’s Culinaria thought this was the best slaw “known to man,” I knew I had to investigate this claim. Turns out, if they’re not right, they’re darn close to right. This is is […]

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Green Goddess Dressing

The buttermilk really brings out the tang in this dressing. We loved it over romaine, served with corn and lobster. Lobster and tarragon are a match made in heaven. The original recipe calls for 2 anchovies, but we added 3. […]

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Sparkling Tarragon Gin Lemonade

This Sparkling Tarragon Gin Lemonade is a wonderfully refreshing gin highball that makes use of the fresh herbs from the garden. It’s from Bon Appetit, which says if you don’t have tarragon, basil would make a nice substitute. I venture […]

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Grilled Lobsters

We loved the idea of grilled lobsters. Bon Appetit magazine’s grilled lobster recipe said putting them on the grill intensifies the flavor. Less water, more flavor. But we didn’t actually find that to be the case, and, frankly, stabbing them […]

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Sour Cherry Shrub

With the very last of our sour cherries, we decided to go for a shrub, otherwise known as a drinking vinegar. These were quite popular long ago, but had fallen out of favor until the cocktail cognoscenti decided to explore […]

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Sour Cherry Pie

It was a stellar year for cherries, let me tell you. All in all, we made a pie, a shrub and 4 cases of preserves! Yes, your Christmas presents are all ready! Our famous pie recipe can be found here: […]

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Meyer Lemon Margaritas

We had a few Meyer Lemons leftover from the late spring, and they somehow survived a long stay in the produce drawer, what is affectionately known in our home as The Rotting Drawer. So, Mexico on our mind, inspired by a […]

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Caprese Salad with Prosciutto

A not-sad desk lunch. Thanks, food52 for the cute phrase.   Related posts: The Season’s First Caprese Salad! Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder with Caramelized Onion-Apple Confit from Food52 Another Great Sammy: Tomato, Basil, Prosciutto and Mozzarella on Toast Egg Salad with […]

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Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemon

Sometimes I wonder whether this blog should be called “homage to Bon Appetit.” Another winner here, from chef Yotam Ottolenghi: Tomato, Onion and Roasted Lemon Salad. PrintTomato Salad with Roasted Lemon Ingredients1 lemon, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced, seeds removed 1 tablespoon […]

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Corn and Zucchini Salad

A nice recipe we found in the August, 2014 edition of Bon Appetit. Link here: Corn and Zucchini Salad with Feta. PrintCorn and Zucchini Salad From Bon Appetit magazine, August 2014.Ingredients4 ears of corn, husked Kosher salt 4 small zucchini […]

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Michael Symon’s Watermelon and Halloumi

We planned an all vegetarian meal this evening for Alexis. Halloumi is a Greek cheese that tastes delicious after a quick saute or grill. We had thought about doing this watermelon and halloumi dish as an entree, but were glad, in […]

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Watermelon Ice Pops Recipe

Sam has been begging for ice pops lately, but I’m not so keen on giving her frozen sugar on a stick. So we came up with this watermelon ice pops recipe, and then enjoyed some good-for-you ice pops after a summer […]

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Pickled Sour Cherries: Recipe

With such a small sour cherry yield this year, we decided to savor the little we picked, so we made garnishes out of our precious harvest. We found this recipe for pickled sour cherries in Cooking in the Moment: A Year of […]

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No-Cook Pickles: Baby Carrots and Turnips

No-cook pickles! Use for any vegetables you wish to pickle. Best part: it doesn’t heat up the house on a hot summer day. PrintNo-Cook Pickles: Baby Carrots and Turnips Adapted from Preserve It! A DK book.Ingredients3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon […]

Wheatberry Salad Zucchini and Snap Peas
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Wheat Berry Salad with Zucchini and Snap Peas

  We’ve been making grain salads for a couple of summers now, and we’re converts. Yes, grain salads are the new potato salad. And, like potato salads, they are endlessly adaptable. Make grains. Make vegetables. Toss with herbs, nuts or […]

cocktails, recipes

South Slope Cocktail

I present the South Slope Cocktail. The recipe comes to us from the beloved The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender’s Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy” target=”_blank”>PDT Cocktail Book, and, even though I own the book, was brought to my […]

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Kentucky Buck

In its May-June 2014 issue, Imbibe magazine did a feature on New Classic Cocktails. One of the prerequists for inclusion was this: “Simplicity. We love the creativity of many of today’s bartenders, but there are no guarantees that future generations […]

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Skillet Green Beans with Oranges

Roasting the beans in a cast iron skillet gives them a smoky, charred flavor sort of like that you get with padrones. Adding a little sweet and sour from the orange and vinegar is just the right touch. I’m giving […]

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The Southside

The weather was rainy and chilly, but we paid it no mind. We were going summer this Saturday night, even if it had to be indoors. Say hello to The Southside highball. The Southside 8-10 fresh mint leaves, plus a […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Jasmine

A nice aperitif, light and refrshing. It may be pink, but it’s not a pansy drink. From Cocktail: The Drink Bible for the 21st Century. We took the Cointreau up because the original recipe was a bit too tart for […]

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Peggy’s Roasted Tomato Spread

A simple hors d’oevure, fabulous spread over goat cheese on baguettes. And delicious the next day in omelettes. An easy, set-it-and-forget-it recipe from the farm’s friend Peggy, who recommends leaving the skins on and seeds in for a nice country-style […]

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Peaches and Pickled Onion Salad

Another hit from Bon App this summer: a grain salad with peaches, arugula, tomatoes and quick pickled onions. And, get this: the pickling liquid becomes part of the salad dressing! Bon App recommended quinoa for the dish, but Greg and […]