What Do I Do With That Zucchini?

Zucchini-Tomato Tiau

If you're like me, zucchini have taken over your life. Maybe you don't have a community garden plot with four enormous zucchini plants, blossoms so big you thought they were squash and baseball bat-sized green summer squash hiding under thick green branches and enormous lily … [Read more...]

Seared Duck Breast with Orange and Star Anise

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Don't be intimidated by duck breast. All it needs is a good spice rub and a quick sear followed by a little rest from the exertion and you've got yourself a restaurant-quality meal for half the price. The orange and star anise sauce is just the icing on the cake. And sure, duck … [Read more...]

Summery Sweet Potato and Arugula Salad

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Do you ever crave sweet potatoes? I'm not talking, "Oh, I think I'd like a sweet potato, perhaps." I'm talking a physical need for a sweet and soft, creamy and warm sweet potato, steamed and drizzled with lemon, baked with chile pepper flakes and paprika or roasted with … [Read more...]

Thai Cucumber Salad from Nong’s Thai Kitchen

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Who would have thought that dousing raw cucumber slices in spicy syrup would be a good a idea? Thai people, apparently. This simple salad is a good way to simultaneously feel healthy and pander to your sweet tooth. The recipe is from Nong's Thai Kitchen: 84 Classic Recipes … [Read more...]

Flashback Friday: Strawberry-Rhubarb Pudding Cake and Maple-Pecan and Arugula Salad

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Last year, I wrote a recipe for a gooey strawberry-rhubarb pudding cake. And two years ago it was a maple pecan salad with raw sheep's milk cheese and arugula that's still killer. ...I'd like to have both of those in front of me right now... … [Read more...]