tomatillo jam + yogurt dip

Tomatillos are made for jamming, because they naturally contain a lot of pectin. Tart, tomato-like tomatillos are grown in husks, which stick to the skin. Soak the tomatillos in lukewarm ...

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in season :: stone fruit

Grilled Stone Fruit Vinaigrette Grill stone fruit over medium heat until soft and slightly caramelized. Peel fruit. Using a fork, mash fruit with lemon juice. Whisk in olive oil, salt ...



butternut squash mac + cheese

If your garden is producing as many squash as mine is, then your serving it ...
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frittata with chard + chorizo

Chorizo adds smoky flavor to this vegetable-heavy frittata; use bacon if you ...

pickled blackberries

Larder Love braves the brambles to pick the juiciest berries. Looks like ...

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skillet peach crisp

Walk through any market in midsummer, and you’ll find it filled with the sweet aroma of stone fruits. Sweet and juicy peaches, apricots, and plums are a sticky, happy snack eaten out of hand, but they truly shine in this array of seasonal dishes, from a refreshing gin-spiked fizz to apricot-studded grape leaves to a […]

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in season :: freezing peaches

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infused sugar : lemon verbena

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cool cutting boards galore

french bread board Long enough for french loaves, these handmade boards function as both cutting boards and serving platters. We’ll be using ours to plate appetizers and bites like crostini or bruschetta for parties — the shape means people can sneak in and snack from all sides. $48-60 via Food52 pig board :: Epicurean® dishwasher-safe […]

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good read :: a change of appetite

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dressing up your hot dog

Yes, guacamole is involved Ketchup. Mustard. Relish. Could these toppings be any more boring? Next time you grill up a few franks, set the condiments aside and try one of our five combos. They’re a little unconventional as far as hot-dog toppings go, but all of them use ingredients you probably already have in your […]

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chocolate magic shell

Author Notes: This is barely a recipe, but it really is magic. All you need are two parts coconut oil to three parts chocolate — make as much or as little as you like. Pour it over your favorite ice cream, wait a few seconds, and there you have it: magic shell, made at home. […]

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grilled peach + burrata crostini

Other than a cheese/charcuterie plate, this has been Spoon Fork Bacon’s go-to summer appetizer. They are so easy to throw together and they’re so delicious! The balsamic drizzle is totally optional. It adds a wonderful tartness to the crostini. … {Blog excerpt, photos and recipe via Spoon Fork Bacon} Get Teri and Jenny’s recipe here …

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