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Monthly Archives: June 2011

If you can get someone else to do the dirty work for you (that is, the cleaning), squid is perhaps the simplest and least fussy seafood out there. And it requires only the briefest of cooking times – about 90 seconds to two minutes per side should do it. They taste like smoky, briny heaven […]

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Sometimes I land on a particularly winning combo of flavors and it’s like when you find that song that’s so dang perfect you have to listen to it on repeat, like, twenty times a day. That song for me right now is Paul Simon’s The Obvious Child. Remember the video? Paul Simon strumming his guitar […]

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As much as I love the beginning of every season, there is none more exciting for me than the start of summer. It’s so full of leisurely promise: spending as much time as possible out of doors, whether it’s picnicking, hiking or lazy tubing in a lake; sunny days that give way to balmy evenings, […]

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When I first began this guide, I remember thinking about how exciting it would be when summer finally arrived – those heady months of abundant produce and riotous colors, so prolific and diverse as to nearly cause an anxiety of choice. What I didn’t realize at the time was that sleuthing out unusual seasonal produce […]

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Guys, I almost failed you this month. Recklessly disregarding all that fancy language about fleeting spring produce, I nearly arrived at the end of the month without any fava greens, the foundation for this salad. It took six fruitless visits to various markets both east and west of the bay, with mounting despair, before landing […]

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