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Balsamic Tomato Peach Salad

Balsamic Tomato Peach Salad

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Uneventful weekends have become the norm this summer, and I don’t mind. We spent most of our Saturday and Sunday on the back deck, our patch of outdoor space in the city. Next to our

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Ingredients
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 peaches, pitted and diced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 scallions sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
Blackberry Lemon Yogurt Cake

Blackberry Lemon Yogurt Cake

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I can polish off a pint of berries even before I’ve finished putting away my groceries. It feels indulgent in a way because strawberries, raspberries and all their cousins are pricey, but the situation changes

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
Grilled Nectarine Halloumi Couscous

Grilled Nectarine Halloumi Couscous

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Making a salad can be exhausting. It’s always my fault. I like to think of every salad as a garbage salad, and I just keep adding more and more components. The best salads are the

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 nectarines, each pitted and sliced into 6-8 wedges
  • 4 ounces halloumi, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 cups mixed olives, pitted and roughly chopped
Cranberry Fig Jam

Cranberry Fig Jam

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I’m never sure what category to put cranberries in. Side? Condiment? Dessert? The easiest way to get cranberries on the table for Thanksgiving is to crack open a can, and slice that gelatinous ruby red

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Ingredients
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 15 dried figs, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Peel of 1 lemon
  • 1-1/2 cups water
Fig Radicchio Salad

Fig Radicchio Salad

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I don’t think of myself as a jealous person.  Time spent wishing for something in or about someone’s life seems like a waste. I do my best to be more of a glass half full

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 1 head radicchio, cored and chopped
  • 1 ounce arugula
  • 10-12 fresh figs, quartered
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola
Watermelon Peach Salad

Watermelon Peach Salad

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Nothing is worse than getting a fruit bowl that’s more melon than berries. Cantaloupe, honeydew and the rest of their cousins always feel like filler. They are such mellow, go with the flow fruit. And

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 3 peaches, halved, pitted and sliced into 1/2-inch segments
  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
Stone Fruit Kale Barley Salad

Stone Fruit Kale Barley Salad

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We’re nearing the end of July, and I have a fridge packed with stone fruit. Things really can’t get much better, right? With everything from berries to corn, summer is the only time of year

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bunch Lacinato kale, stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 2 cups pitted and roughly chopped stone fruit (peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped pistachios
Blackberry Salad with Basil Pesto Vinaigrette

Blackberry Salad with Basil Pesto Vinaigrette

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You won’t see me using my iPhone to take pictures in restaurants. I am a home-cooking blogger through and through. When I do dine out, I just want to focus on the company and the

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 5 ounces baby spinach and arugula mix
  • 6 ounces blackberries, halved
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons torn basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
Rhubarb Almond Cake

Rhubarb Almond Cake

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I used to be good at making restaurant recommendations. Now I practically break into a cold sweat when someone asks me for suggestions.  If you need a recipe, I can do that, but I can’t

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature plus more for pan
  • 3/4 – 1 pound rhubarb stalks, trimmed
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
Strawberry Pistachio Galette

Strawberry Pistachio Galette

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When you have a major sweet tooth like I do, it takes a lot to say to no dessert and treats.  The other day I was chatting with a friend at work. She offered me part

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 3/4 cup unsalted pistachios
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/4 cup ice water
Mango Jicama Black Bean Salad

Mango Jicama Black Bean Salad

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It’s taken me way too long to appreciate the absolute joy that is a mango. Once you figure out how to cut one, I guarantee you will be eating mangoes all the time. With their long

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Ingredients
  • 2 ripe but firm mangos, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch thick spears
  • 1 jicama, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1-14.5 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red chili, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 2 ounces baby arugula
Strawberry Lemon Donuts

Strawberry Lemon Donuts

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If you saw a crazy lady at the grocery last week jumping up and down in front of the organic strawberries, it could have been me. Just kidding! I contained myself. It was tough, but

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Ingredients
  • For donuts
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract