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Pasta with Sweet Corn, Tomatoes and Basil

This is one of those recipes that stacks flavor or top of more flavor. The concept sounds simple, but here it’s the little things in each step that make the dish remarkable. Here it’s all about the corn. We owe … Continue reading

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Dill Pea and Cucumber Salad

We found this vegetable salad to complement the dishes we were already planning. We planned to use grape tomatoes in one of those dishes, so we wanted to use up the extras. This recipe was just what the doctor ordered, … Continue reading

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Lentil Dip

We like this alternative to the ubiquitous chickpeas of our hummus dips. This recipe uses cooked lentils, which goes great with the sweet curry powder and garlic. We found this recipe on the back of a box of gluten-free crackers, … Continue reading

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Pink Hummus

Sometimes it’s just pretty. Sometimes it’s just tasty. When we found a new hummus recipe that was both pretty and tasty, we had to try it. This recipe is found on page 92 of the cookbook Platters and Boards by … Continue reading

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Coffee-Roasted Carrots

Only one of us is a coffee drinker. One isn’t even fond of mocha-flavored this or that. However, this use of coffee brings us together. Coffee-roasted carrots is an idea attributed to famed California chef Daniel Patterson. This recipe from … Continue reading

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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Mint Gremolata

Grilled potatoes can be tricky; they often take longer to prepare than other grilled items. Overdone, the potatoes are a dry, flaky mess stuck to the grates or lumps of black scorch. Underdone, the potatoes are toothsome to a fault. … Continue reading

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Chicken Thighs with Sweet Apricot-Hoisin Sauce

Jamie Purviance is one of our favorite chefs for grilling inspiration. He has a new book, New American Barbecue. We haven’t perused all the new recipes, but we’ve already made one recipe twice. Not only are the results well-seasoned and … Continue reading

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