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Guacamole

Hola from sunny Mexico, mi amors! Now I know what you might be thinking: a vacation in sunny paradise? With nothing to do but watch the palm trees sway? Thanks, Kate, rub it in. Well, I’ll tell you it has been a grueling 24 hours … Continue reading

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Red Pepper & Sun-Dried Tomato Relish

What are we going to do when the tomatoes go away? It was a blandly rhetorical question, but staring down at my plate of dry-farmed Early Girls, a pang of mild panic flickered through me. I don’t know. I DON’T … Continue reading

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Baba Ganoush

I could probably eat my own weight in baba ganoush, the silky-textured eggplant dip that’s a constant of nearly every Middle Eastern culinary tradition. On a warm day with a cold beer and a pile of pita bread, there are … Continue reading

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Zucchini Dill Pancakes

I am on a savory pancake kick these days. There’s been batch after batch of my leek and pea pancakes, a (less than stellar) attempt at sweet potato latkes, corn and chive shortstacks ordered at State Bird Provisions. Lately whenever I … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Several years ago I took a rambling tour of the Low Country, promenading through Savannah’s gracious moss-draped oaks and Charleston’s honeysuckle-scented gardens. I remember two things best about that trip: that my boyfriend asked me to marry him by the … Continue reading

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Fresh Ricotta

Now, in full disclosure, this probably isn’t the most cost-effective way to get your hands on good ricotta. You’ll want to start with the highest-quality whole milk you can afford, the really good stuff from that farm where the cows … Continue reading

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Spiced Cocktail Nuts

This, friends, was a totally last-minute recipe. As of 8:30 this morning, I’d completely forgotten to test a single recipe (let alone write anything) for this week’s post (we’ve been having leftover soup and roast chicken and takeout from the … Continue reading

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Mergeuz

At some point, Spanish cured chorizo made the short watery leap south to Morocco, where lamb was substituted for pork but the sausage’s gutsy, zingy character remained intact. I’m crazy for lamb any way I can get it, and the … Continue reading

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Savory Blue Cheese Crackers

Picture a spring evening with sunlight stretching well into the evening, a freshly cracked bottle of wine, an impromptu little gathering of friends. Doesn’t that sound civilized, in need of a little something special? In that case, you’ll want a … Continue reading

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Green Garlic Aïoli

Those welcome harbingers of spring have arrived. Early blooms of crocus, daffodils and hyacinth waking up from cold winter naps. Stone fruit trees dressing up in impossibly tiny pink blossoms. Songbirds chirping through longer days. At the farmer’s market, the … Continue reading

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