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Category: Summer Vegetables

The Ultimate BLT

The Ultimate BLT

My fondness for tomatoes is a recurring theme this month.  As we reluctantly end August, I will make the most of what has been a terrific tomato season here on Long Island.  I love every kind of tomato from the largest of heirlooms to the…

Claire Saffitz’ Steak Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

Claire Saffitz’ Steak Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

We were serving lunch outdoors this weekend. I was looking for something simple to do. We’d planned a weekend of several different dishes in the “chicken or fish” categories. Cruising through August’s Bon Appetit, I saw a stunning salad.  Beautiful cherry tomatoes, thin slices of…

A perfect warm weather dish: Niçoise Toasts from Molly Baz in Bon Appetit

A perfect warm weather dish: Niçoise Toasts from Molly Baz in Bon Appetit

I fell in love with this recipe in a heartbeat. It just looked so fresh, so complex and yet so simple to make. It’s the invention of Molly Baz who is a Senior Associate Food Editor at Bon Appetit.  She took her farmer’s market finds…

Thomas Keller’s Vinaigrette and Two Great Ways to use it: In Mixed Vegetable Salad and a Layered Chicken Salad in a Mason Jar.

Chef Keller in the Vegetable Garden For years I’ve relied on Julia Child’s “Screw Top Jar” method for making a basic vinaigrette which I’ve enhanced with Dijon mustard and a little Garlic.  It’s a good salad dressing and I like to keep it on hand…

Citrus-Brined Pork Loin with Peach Mustard and Corn Soufflé Stuffed Tomatoes

Bon Appetit’s Citrus-Brined Pork Loin Jeff’s Corn Souffle Stuffed Tomatoes Peach Mustard Today,  I want to share two great dinner party recipes that we served this summer to great applause.  One is a pork loin from Bon Appetit that originally called for using the backyard…

Zucchini Corn and Parmesan Fritters

         I’ve always gotten a kick out of stories of massive Zucchini crops suddenly emerging in August and causing their growers to wonder what on earth to do with all of them.  When I was in Elementary School, I distinctly remember a classmate whose mother’s…