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July 17

Black and blue cobbler

Cooking in the summer seems almost effortless.  The farmers market is brimming with fragrant, perfectly ripened fruit just begging to be eaten.  

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September 14

Watermelon cucumber cooler

Summer might be over but there is still time to enjoy a few of it’s treasures.  This is a super simple but delicious beverage.  

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August 17

cucumber basil sorbet

It is hot.  We are experiencing temperatures over 100 degrees this week and we aren’t used to it.  

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August 7

Summer squash “pasta” with fresh tomatoes

This is the time of year when we all begin to ask what to do with all the zucchini coming out of the garden.  

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July 26

Arugula, fig and blue cheese salad


One of the benefits of cooking with fresh and seasonal ingredients is that they don’t need a lot of embellishment to shine.  

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July 17

The Food Matters Project: corn, avocado, black bean and tomato salad

One of the nicest things about summer is that there is no need to spend hours cooking over a hot stove.  

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May 7

The Food Matters Project: asian corn and avocado salsa

I could probably fill a bathtub with all the salsa that I’ve made in my life.  Growing up in Southern California has made my family as familiar with tortillas and guacamole as bread and butter.  

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April 16

Food Matters Project: Blackberry Fennel Pizza

This week pizza is on the menu for the Food Matters Project.  This recipe left a lot open for interpretation and I wanted to push the envelope a little.  

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September 7

Corn soup

Eating with the seasons makes you appreciate certain ingredients all the more since they are at their peak for such a short time.  

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August 29

Freekeh salad with blackberry vinaigrette

Here is the savory dish that I promised to share with you, Freekeh salad with a blackberry vinaigrette.  What is freekeh, you ask?  

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