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TOMATOES AND OTHER FRUITS

Here are a couple of easy summer sides that may raise a few eyebrows – but stay with me – these fruits were meant to be together! Tomatoes and peaches, honeydew melon and green tomatoes – these are savory, tangy salads meant to stand up to the big flavors of barbecue and grilled burgers and steaks. They’re a welcome change from sliced tomatoes and melon balls. Make a double batch, because there’s never enough! Tomato and Peach Salad Serves: 4 […]

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FRIED OYSTERS WITH BACON

This is a recipe for the times when you need a snack ‘with a capital K’ – you know, when it’s not close to mealtime but you’ve got a powerful craving for something savory and bursting with flavor – and it can’t be just anything. Fried oysters are a rich treat, and when you add garlic and sage and bacon – well, of course it’s mouthwateringly good. A plate of these thrown down with a fresh round of beers on […]

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OVERNIGHT QUINOA OATMEAL

OVERNIGHT QUINOA OATMEAL Anything I can do that allows me to sleep in is worth the effort, so of course I’m embracing all the overnight oats recipes that are popping up everywhere. Oats are better with quinoa though, because quinoa has a nice long nutritional burn that keeps you from getting hungry for hours and hours. It’s the perfect food before a long hike or an extra-busy day when lunch might get postponed until dinner. Add fresh or dried fruit […]

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VODKA LEMONADE

VODKA LEMONADE To get the lemoniest lemonade, you need to use the whole lemon – including the rind. The oil from the skin of the lemon gives it a supercharged flavor boost, and turns the drink a lovely, frothy yellow. This little trick makes a next-level lemonade, and with a good blender it couldn’t be easier. If you want to turn this into a cocktail, try adding cucumber vodka and a cucumber garnish. It’s incredibly refreshing – so light you […]

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HONEY TAFFY

I remember making taffy in girl scouts. We thought it was the best girl scout meeting ever, the kind of sloppy, messy fun that only an adult who’s never done it before would take on with a gaggle of giggling second graders. By the time we’d finished we were wearing more of the taffy than there was left to eat, and all those grubby little hands had left smudge marks in the candy. By the end of the afternoon, my […]