Monthly Archives: June 2010

Sweet Corn And Tomato Relish

Sweet Corn and Tomato Relish

This weekend we hosted a corn-themed, summer-inaugurating BBQ. Happily, the weather was perfectly warm and an impromptu dance party broke out on our rooftop deck. Sadly, I was not on the ball to get this relish onto the picnic table in time for the event. Nobody’s the wiser for its absence. It’s a mildly sweet, […]

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Tomato, Corn and Zucchini Salad with Brown Rice

Tomato, Corn and Zucchini Salad with Brown Rice

We are at the precipice of a riot of summer produce coming into full swing and gosh darn if that doesn’t make me stupidly excited. I love all seasons, but it is summer that I love best. And I love zucchini, especially at the beginning of summer, but often seem to develop zucchini fatigue by […]

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Peach Crisps and Do-overs

Peach Crisp

There is an amazing interview with Ira Glass on Slate this week. Amazing because of how openly he talks about the necessity of messing up, sometimes a lot, before succeeding. There’s something comforting in knowing that a dude who has succeeded so fantastically, who is so talented, failed for years before arriving at the enviable […]

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Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

Salads are on the radar. Salads that provide a meal’s worth of sustenance so that you can actually eat them as a main dish rather than a side. That’s what this one does. You can eat it with chips – so good – or on a warmed tortilla, or all by itself. Or you can […]

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Pan Fried Fava Beans

Pan-fried Fava Beans

Fava bean, bringer of such joy and misery, we have found a way to circumvent your exacting demands. We renounce the shedding of any further tears when an armful of fuzzy green pods is reduced to a measly cup of beans. And what a revelation. Throw that hapless pod whole into the pan, watch it […]

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