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Garlicky zucchini noodles

I had a honkin’ big zucchini from a friend’s garden. Actually, that’s what led me to search for a new recipe, that baseball bat of a squash lording over the tiny cherry tomatoes on my kitchen counter, issuing a challenge. … Continue reading

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Peach-cherry-almond crisp

The peach is such a decadent fruit: flagrantly colored as a summer sunset and perfumy-sweet, the perfect peach drips juices as you bite into its tender flesh. The peach is a joy all on its own, but it makes friends … Continue reading

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Fresh pea and spinach salad

Our brief, glorious growing season is underway here in Wisconsin. Spring onions, lettuces, ruby-red strawberries, and peas are all available at farmers’ markets. Frozen peas are a kitchen staple for most of us, and for good reason. They hold up … Continue reading

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Zucchini with pepitas: Too much is just enough

When is a vegetable cooked properly? Should it retain some crunch, or ┬ábe cooked to melting tenderness? Tom and I are often at odds on this subject. We both prefer our carrots to be steamed (or roasted, or braised) nearly … Continue reading

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Chive-pistachio pesto

My chives are loving the weather lately. They are both lanky and bushy. When they’re flourishing, I top everything short of dessert with minced chives. I’m thinking pesto would be a bright note with the simple pan-seared chicken breasts I … Continue reading

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