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Category Archives: Summer

Caper-Raisin Vinaigrette for All Manner of Vegetables

Caper-Raisin Vinaigrette for All Manner of Vegetables

I think a lot about vegetables and how to prepare them, which will surprise no one. When it comes to eating vegetables, I personally am pleased with many simple things: a handful of snap peas, a perfect green salad, a straightforward smoothie. But that’s only the beginning. While I don’t eat meat, I also don’t […]

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Mostly in the Moment | Strawberry Tart

Mostly in the Moment | Strawberry Tart

Holiday weekend! It’s the “unofficial start to summer”! I’m here, therefore, with strawberries, dessert and a reminder to chill. I recently listened to this fantastic story on an old episode of The Moth, in which the writer Dan Kennedy recounts his experience going on assignment to Indonesia with scientists on the hunt for a giant […]

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Shouts & Whispers | Roast Eggplants with Goat Cheese & Sumac

Shouts & Whispers | Roast Eggplants with Goat Cheese & Sumac

This is the time of year when I crave the signs of autumn. I’ve written about the transition into fall ad nauseam, so I will try not to go on about it again. But it’s this Midwestern internal clock that sends me out in search of apple stands and cider mills, trees in shades of […]

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Even More Fanfare | Chocolate Fig Cake

Even More Fanfare | Chocolate Fig Cake

This week, the market was overflowing with figs. It was an abundance I can’t recall seeing before—big crates packed with fat figs at multiple stalls, ripe and bursting, water balloon skins no longer able to hold in the jammy centers. My favorite fig purveyor let me assemble my own boxes, a pretty simple offer that put […]

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Summer Ease | Watermelon & Feta Salad

Summer Ease | Watermelon & Feta Salad

It is summer, which means it’s time for another simple salad! This is basically how I cook from June through September—it’s hot, the produce is perfect and the evenings are long. Why spend the night cooking when you can assemble something equally delicious in minutes? Our trip to Paris in June didn’t help this inclination. […]

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