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Summer squash and rice gratin with gruyere and salsa verde

Summer squash and rice gratin with gruyere and salsa verde

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Lemony risotto with shrimp and peas.  A light, fresh risotto for spring or summer.

Lemony risotto with shrimp and peas. A light, fresh risotto for spring or summer.

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Strawberry gazpacho.  It

Strawberry gazpacho. It's hard to find words to describe the deliciousness. I may never make gazpacho with tomato again.

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Fresh spring pea puree.  Easy and delightful!

Fresh spring pea puree. Easy and delightful!

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Spring veggie tacos with asparagus, pickled radishes, avocado, and feta.

Spring veggie tacos with asparagus, pickled radishes, avocado, and feta.

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Roasted strawberries with honey sweetened whipped chevre.

Roasted strawberries with honey sweetened whipped chevre.

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Spaghetti squash with cauliflower, anchovies, currants, and pine nuts.

Spaghetti squash with cauliflower, anchovies, currants, and pine nuts.

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Applesauce and cheddar bread.  Perfect for breakfast or a snack.

Applesauce and cheddar bread. Perfect for breakfast or a snack.

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Pasta tossed with torn burrata and a kale and roasted garlic sauce.

Pasta tossed with torn burrata and a kale and roasted garlic sauce.

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Tartines with pear, roasted parsnip, and blue cheese.

Tartines with pear, roasted parsnip, and blue cheese.

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Cardamom and coriander cured salmon, roasted, then drizzled with horseradish creme fraiche.

Cardamom and coriander cured salmon, roasted, then drizzled with horseradish creme fraiche.

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Layer bars with salty apricot shortbread, creamy coconut ganache, and spiced chocolate on top.

Layer bars with salty apricot shortbread, creamy coconut ganache, and spiced chocolate on top.

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Chili dusted kohlrabi fries.

Chili dusted kohlrabi fries.

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Catfish banh mi.  A delicious, fresh version of the Vietnamese sandwich.

Catfish banh mi. A delicious, fresh version of the Vietnamese sandwich.

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A winterized Greek salad with lightly cooked, tender winter vegetables, feta, and olives.

A winterized Greek salad with lightly cooked, tender winter vegetables, feta, and olives.

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Butternut squash caponata is a delicious spread or topping for fish, chicken, or pizza.  And, it

Butternut squash caponata is a delicious spread or topping for fish, chicken, or pizza. And, it's amazing on a grilled mozzarella sandwich.

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Sesame ginger chocolate mousse.  An amazing, and simple, chocolate mousse, a little off the beaten path.

Sesame ginger chocolate mousse. An amazing, and simple, chocolate mousse, a little off the beaten path.

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My version of the Mamie Taylor with rye whiskey and spicy ginger beer.

My version of the Mamie Taylor with rye whiskey and spicy ginger beer.

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Creamy orecchiette with peas, pancetta, and mint.  Basically, it

Creamy orecchiette with peas, pancetta, and mint. Basically, it's really good mac & cheese!

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Ginger banana bread with a cardamom crunch topping.  Quite possibly the best banana bread I

Ginger banana bread with a cardamom crunch topping. Quite possibly the best banana bread I've ever had.

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Israeli couscous with roasted butternut squash and a cilantro sauce.

Israeli couscous with roasted butternut squash and a cilantro sauce.

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Parsnip and leek soup.  A cozy, and more flavorful, variation on potato leek.

Parsnip and leek soup. A cozy, and more flavorful, variation on potato leek.

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Dirty chai latte - chai with espresso.  Can it get better than two favorite caffeinated drinks in one?!

Dirty chai latte - chai with espresso. Can it get better than two favorite caffeinated drinks in one?!

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Cider glazed beets with just a touch of curry spice.

Cider glazed beets with just a touch of curry spice.

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Orange scented sticky buns made with a tender, rich olive oil dough and buttermilk glaze.

Orange scented sticky buns made with a tender, rich olive oil dough and buttermilk glaze.

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Baked sweet potato with lime butter.  Simple, and utterly wonderful.

Baked sweet potato with lime butter. Simple, and utterly wonderful.

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Sauteed brussels sprouts with some garlic and a drizzle of molasses.  An amazing combination I never would have tried before.

Sauteed brussels sprouts with some garlic and a drizzle of molasses. An amazing combination I never would have tried before.

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Strata with sweet potato, mushrooms, and bacon.  Time for brunch...or dinner.

Strata with sweet potato, mushrooms, and bacon. Time for brunch...or dinner.

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Twice baked butternut squash with toasted pecans.

Twice baked butternut squash with toasted pecans.

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Warm fall slaw with a sprinkling of goat cheese.

Warm fall slaw with a sprinkling of goat cheese.

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Pear soup with pancetta and blue cheese.  Perfect for fall days!

Pear soup with pancetta and blue cheese. Perfect for fall days!

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Light and refreshing broccoli salad with tomatoes, avocado, pepitas, and cilantro.

Light and refreshing broccoli salad with tomatoes, avocado, pepitas, and cilantro.

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Little empanadas stuffed with chorizo, roasted red peppers, and arugula.  A warm, flaky, savory appetizer or tapas.

Little empanadas stuffed with chorizo, roasted red peppers, and arugula. A warm, flaky, savory appetizer or tapas.

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Good old fashioned peach crisp, but with a brown butter shortbread like topping

Good old fashioned peach crisp, but with a brown butter shortbread like topping

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