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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 […]