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Asparagus and Pea Salad with Fried Shallots

This is a welcome departure from your every day greens and dressing. I was inspired by a fava bean/asparagus salad recipe in Bon Appetit.  The salad is served cold, but be sure to save the frying of the shallots for … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market Roasted Vegetables

The idea here is to buy the freshest and most beautiful veggies that are in season in your area.  Roasting vegetables intensifies their sweetness and heightens their flavor.  This recipe works for any mix of veggies.  Choose herbs that are … Continue reading

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Eaton Mess

This is a traditional English dessert that apparently was invented at Eaton, the famous prep school.  The recipe came from Nigella’s book, Nigella Express.  It sounds heavy, but it’s actually very light and refreshing.  The combination of the tart berries, … Continue reading

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Mini Rhubarb Cheesecakes

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know I love to make mini versions of things, especially desserts.  It’s my way of pretending that desserts aren’t that bad for me.  If they’re mini then they must be … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Radishes

Radishes are coming into season now so I thought I’d repost this method for roasting them: If you like roasted root vegetables like turnips and beets, you’ll love roasted radishes.  I had never eaten a radish that was cooked, so … Continue reading

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Golden Beet and Pear Salad

This is a quick and easy seasonal salad that goes with everything.  Raw beets are packed with vitamins and minerals and taste terrific as long as you slice them paper-thin.  A mandolin slicer is really handy for this. 1 golden … Continue reading

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Balsamic Glazed Delicata Squash with Walnuts

There are so many gorgeous different kinds of squash in the market right now.  It takes a little research to get to know which ones are good for what type of cooking.  I love delicata squash- it’s the one that’s … Continue reading

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No-Cook Fresh Peach Ice Cream

This ice cream may not start out with a cooked custard base, but I promise you it’s the real deal.  Creamy, rich and smooth with a fresh peach flavor through and through.  Be sure to use very ripe peaches for … Continue reading

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Mini Cherry Streusel Pies

When you read about the care and effort that goes in to growing and harvesting Rainier cherries you will gladly pay $4-5 dollars per pound for these little gems.  Rainiers are the sweetest, most delicious cherries out there.  Originally developed … Continue reading

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Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

   What do you do when you have a flat of beautiful ripe strawberries?  First you eat a bunch, and take pictures of your children with strawberry juice running down their chins.  You freeze some and then you make ice … Continue reading

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