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Before summer slips away, I had to get one pie in... a luscious blueberry pie.  Yip!

Before summer slips away, I had to get one pie in... a luscious blueberry pie. Yip!

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Mmm, seasonal fresh figs piped with creamy Gorgonzola dolce blue cheese and drizzled in honey.  A great appetizer to serve as summer winds down.

Mmm, seasonal fresh figs piped with creamy Gorgonzola dolce blue cheese and drizzled in honey. A great appetizer to serve as summer winds down.

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Fresh restaurant-style salsa del Norte - the way they do it in New Mexico.

Fresh restaurant-style salsa del Norte - the way they do it in New Mexico.

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White peach sorbet: refreshingly fruity and in season - a great way to cool it.

White peach sorbet: refreshingly fruity and in season - a great way to cool it.

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How about a savory galette with bacon, parmesan, goat cheese, and zucchini?

How about a savory galette with bacon, parmesan, goat cheese, and zucchini?

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Red bell pepper honey vinaigrette on blackened grilled flank steak and salad greens.

Red bell pepper honey vinaigrette on blackened grilled flank steak and salad greens.

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Limon sunrise cocktail - so fruity and colorful!  Mixed with my homemade limoncello.

Limon sunrise cocktail - so fruity and colorful! Mixed with my homemade limoncello.

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Blue cornmeal-crusted green chiles, fried to delicate perfection and stuffed in a taco.  Wooo!

Blue cornmeal-crusted green chiles, fried to delicate perfection and stuffed in a taco. Wooo!

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Cool down and relax.  Honeydew granita is what

Cool down and relax. Honeydew granita is what's happening this summer.

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Chinese sweet red bean (adzuki) soup.

Chinese sweet red bean (adzuki) soup.

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Terrific grilled vegetable salad - a great way to get your veggies AND your summer on.

Terrific grilled vegetable salad - a great way to get your veggies AND your summer on.

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A little twist on an old favorite: Thai tea ice cream.

A little twist on an old favorite: Thai tea ice cream.

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Pad see ew - Thai noodles based on Pim

Pad see ew - Thai noodles based on Pim's recipe. Utterly fantastic. You want this. You do.

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Tuna ceviche... yiha!

Tuna ceviche... yiha!

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Cherry granita - the marriage of fruit and ice is simple and beautiful.

Cherry granita - the marriage of fruit and ice is simple and beautiful.

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Thai cucumber salad.  Pretty.  Simple.  Quick.  Cool.  Awesome.

Thai cucumber salad. Pretty. Simple. Quick. Cool. Awesome.

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A delightful little treat to give to someone you love (or like): a cream cheese brownie.

A delightful little treat to give to someone you love (or like): a cream cheese brownie.

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Italian meatballs from Lorna Yee

Italian meatballs from Lorna Yee's book, The Newlywed Kitchen. They're so good, it might be worth skipping the wedding and getting straight to the recipe!

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Grilled salmon panang takes a few minutes to whip up and serve.

Grilled salmon panang takes a few minutes to whip up and serve.

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It's almost like a trip to the tropics: passion fruit ice cream.

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Pickled Chinese Cabbage: makes a great appetizer or side dish, especially when the mercury is rising.

Pickled Chinese Cabbage: makes a great appetizer or side dish, especially when the mercury is rising.

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Carnitas - great in tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and your tummy.

Carnitas - great in tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and your tummy.

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With cherries flooding into the stores, how could I NOT make a cherry clafoutis?  This one is better though, it

With cherries flooding into the stores, how could I NOT make a cherry clafoutis? This one is better though, it's a cherry-almond clafoutis.

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Plum blossom sushi.

Plum blossom sushi.

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Chile-lime chicken tacos - tangy, spicy (not too spicy), and teh awesome.  Fast and easy too!

Chile-lime chicken tacos - tangy, spicy (not too spicy), and teh awesome. Fast and easy too!

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Intensely fruity, delightfully smooth - here is your perfect strawberry sorbet.

Intensely fruity, delightfully smooth - here is your perfect strawberry sorbet.

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A nutty miso salad dressing just like the one you get at the sushi bar.

A nutty miso salad dressing just like the one you get at the sushi bar.

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Homemade falafel.  From disaster to success and how I got my mojo back.

Homemade falafel. From disaster to success and how I got my mojo back.

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Pineapple orange cake.

Pineapple orange cake.

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Chinese savory soybean milk soup with Chinese doughnuts.

Chinese savory soybean milk soup with Chinese doughnuts.

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Chimichurri - a lovely parsley and garlic dressing that brightens anything you

Chimichurri - a lovely parsley and garlic dressing that brightens anything you'd pop on the grill.

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Homemade vanilla extract - heavenly.

Homemade vanilla extract - heavenly.

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Seafood andouille gumbo.  It

Seafood andouille gumbo. It's never too warm for a bowl of spicy goodness.

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Flatbread with bacon, goat cheese, caramelized onions, arugula, and Meyer lemon.

Flatbread with bacon, goat cheese, caramelized onions, arugula, and Meyer lemon.

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