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Archive for September 2011

summer’s over, part two: gazpacho

If panzanella is summer on a plate, then gazpacho must be summer “in a bowl” – don’t you agree? I hadn’t made this recipe in years, and had forgotten all about it. But as I was strolling through the farmers market last week the array of produce – heirloom tomatoes next to bright green cucumbers next to technicolor…

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summer’s over, part one: barbecue sauce

barbecue sauce

It’s Labor Day weekend and I’m feeling a sense of urgency – although we certainly crammed a lot in this summer, I am still trying – in vain – to squeeze every last drop out of these remaining carefree days. This includes eating lots of our favorite warm weather foods that, while we could certainly enjoy them at…

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favor – “ette” friday: boot tray

Oh that Martha. I have been an avid – no, more like rabid – fan of Martha Stewart’s for more than 20 years. I remember eagerly awaiting her Christmas special each year and was one of the first subscribers to her magazine – which I still look forward to and faithfully read today. One of my…

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