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Purslane is a common weed in U.S. gardens. It is also a flavorful ingredient in this Turkish inspired salad with tomatoes, cucumbers and jalapenos.
Chinese broccoli has a deep green color that proves it is loaded with nutrients. Quickly steamed with flavorful ingredients it's the centerpiece in noodle and spicy clams recipe.
A bold spice rub and a stuffing of blue cheese elevate the flavors in a tender and juicy grilled filet mignon.
These swordfish stuffed shells are made with a raw tomato sauce and are served at room temperature making for a light summer meal.
This chilled Tomatillo and Yogurt Soup is both cool and spicy.
Blender? I don't even know her. Bright, thick & slushy this Mango Cooler is about as much fun as a Sno-Cone. But don't serve it to the kids!
Squash blossoms a have a very delicate flavor. Mild greens, creamy cheese and a few herbs are all that is needed to highlight their best qualities.
These insanely chocolate cookies have quite a long blogger pedigree, now you can try them too.
Is there a difference between Butter Beans and Lima Beans? Well, yes and no...
Kabob Party- Grilled Scallops Are Simple and Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Looking
The Sweet Basil Gimlet is not a serious cocktail it's meant to be lite and frivolous and every bit as friendly as the sweet summer sunshine.
These grilled salmon kabobs are brined in an sweet and salty anise mixture then sprinkled with wild fennel pollen.
Grilling brings out the natural sugars in fruit. These plums are glazed with rosemary honey and balsamic, making them even more intoxicating.
Italian Heirloom Yellow Wax Beans are a simple summer choice. I roasted mine with mint.
Skirt Steak. You know it best in Fajitas but it is also a great steak for the grill. Here I use classic steakhouse flavors, Worcestershire & Blue Cheese.
When the first summer corn starts to make its annual appearance I have one motto: Eat Corn Now! How about in soup with lobster & chive oil?
The Bramble is a Blackberry and Gin Cocktail popular in London in the 80s. Hey that gives me an idea for a TV Show.
Chard Wrapped Grilled Mozzarella can be made ahead & quickly grilled, because you gotta serve the hungry masses something while you fuss over the perfect steak.
Guanciale. I call it Magic Bacon because you really won’t believe how a few simple ingredients can come together in such a magical way. Pasta alla'Amatriciana.
I have been experimenting with Filipino cooking. This is Chicken Adobo and it can be made in countless ways. Mine is bold and spicy.
This simple summer squash tart is made with phylo dough sheets topped with fresh squash slices, kalamata olives and feta cheese.
Lamb chops make perfect picnic food. This version has a savory mint dipping sauce. Spread out a blanket and join me.
Perfectly Simple, Simply Perfect Sugar Cookies.
"Stingers, and keep them coming." –Cary Grant, Kiss Them for Me
First there was the grilled cheese sandwich. Then came the panini. Now it's the quesadilla's time to shine. Goat Cheese and Mushroom Quesadilla.
Escabeche (es-kah-BECH-ay) is usually associated with Mediterranean cuisine. At its most basic it is fish marinated overnight in something acidic before serving.
This is a Italian fish soup. Regionally it may be prepared differently or called by another name. Brodetto is the version enjoyed along the Adriatic coast.
The sweet, heady notes of lavender scent this creamy dessert. It's best to let the lavender speak quietly, like a summer breeze wafting in through an open window.
I am having a Flay Day! A Bobby Flay Day. Pork on pork with a wallop of roast garlic and a zing of lemon.
This savory palmier is a marvel of taste & texture. It requires good pastry to be sublime, but in truth there is no such thing as a bad palmier.
Hey! Make me a Gin and Tonic. Throw some rhubarb in there too while you are at it... Yes, rhubarb!
Light as air these gnocchi are easy to make. I finish them with bacon and mint so the flavors are full and diverse, making the airy texture all the more exciting.
I call this riff on a Long Island Iced Tea a Tickled Pink Tropical Island Iced Tea. It's pretty (lethal) in Pink!
I like this roasted asparagus in proscuitto served in bowls with plenty of the delicious broth and crusty bread as a first course. But it makes a nice side dish too.