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Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad

In her book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver calls her August chapter “Life in a Red State,” in honor of the tomato surplus that inevitably occurs. The first tomatoes of the season are fought over at the farmers market – we have waited for them all winter, and who wants to eat those pale pink […]

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Waffles

Waffles

I really love brunch. There are so many variations – my husband likes a bagel brunch, with different types of cream cheese and a buffet of veggies to add on. I go more for the french toast/waffle variety, with fruit and yogurt. But really, anything goes. I’ve tried many different waffle recipes, and this one […]

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Cranberry Spritz

Cranberry Spritz

Do you make a list of things you want to do each summer? Usually mine includes eating a lot of corn and tomatoes, walking along a beach, and finishing at least a few good books. This summer, I also wanted to try some new drinks – I’m sure someone has already created this one, because […]

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Berry Crisp

Berry Crisp

The night before a big trip, I am always, always rushing around packing, writing lists and making sure last minute details are attended to. Add to this the food situation; there always seems to be some leftover vegetable or fruit remaining in the refrigerator that we didn’t have time to eat (and will most certainly […]

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Banana Bread

Banana Bread

There are so many renditions of banana bread, but this is the one I’ve perfected over the years. It’s amazing that you really don’t need much more then flour, eggs, a little sugar and the bananas! They are the star of the show, and provide most of the flavor (also a great way to use […]

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Easy Dill Pickles

Easy Dill Pickles

Pickles have been a part of my life for a long time. My father always made them (and still does) every summer. The kitchen, already hot and humid, filled with steam and the smell of vinegar. I watched him reach into the pot and carefully pull out each jar with the special canning tongs. He […]

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