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Seared Chicken with Garden Kale and Tomatoes

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You guys, I left the house 3 times today. In this unimaginable heat. What kind of an idiot am I? I’ll tell you what kind. 1) One that needed to see her new friends at a posh foodie shoot in the plaza. 2) One that needed to explore a new vintage shop for knick knacks, […]

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Oh, Summer.

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Before:   After: MAMA. Quick Cherokee Tomato Salsa: * 3 Cherokee tomatoes, pulsed quickly in a food processor * 1 small jalapeno pepper, minced * 1/2 small white onion, finely diced * 1/2 cup fresh cilantro * juice from half a lime * salt * 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil In a small saucepan, […]

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Grilled Steak with Sauteed Beans

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Remember last week when I made this dish? Well, when I bought the wax beans at the farmer’s market, the little basket was enough to feed at least 14 dinner parties.  So, I’ve been eying the remaining half in my crisper for the last few days, wondering what to do with em, before they grow […]

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Quick Spaghetti with a Fresh Tomato Sauce

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You guys, it’s so hot here that when I went outside to check on the garden this morning, at least 15 ripe tomatoes had their sad little viney hands reaching up to me, begging through tears to be picked and taken indoors to a cooler, safer world. One plant even had a little boombox busting […]

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Homemade Salsa

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Salsa: it’s one of summer’s most quintessential snacks. We all love it. We all need it. We all inhale roughly 140 pounds of it during these warm, ripe months. But, are you used to only eating it out of jars or small tubs? Are you on the verge of an emotion breakdown over the limp […]

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Easy Peasy Summer Minestrone

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I love making soup in the summertime because it means I don’t have to do much. Aside from a little chippity-chop-chop of a few vegetables, the pot does all the work! This really works to my advantage, you see. This gives me more time to focus on which Ross and Rachel milestone we’re crossing. It […]

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Chicken Koftas

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I’m a little nervous. You see, when we planted our vegetable garden we used our own compost along with fertilizer and manure for the bed. A nano second later we noticed sprouts appearing all OVER the bed. These weren’t seeds we planted you guys. These were volunteers. Intruders. Burglars. So we compared the sprouts to […]

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Slow-Roasted Tomato Pasta

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I’m not gonna lie to you. I never got out of my robe today. I knoooow, I knoooow. I have an excuse though! It rained all day. What, not good enough? Let’s see, what about this: all my house work was done? Um, okay. What about: I needed to slow-roast tomatoes today, and that required […]

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