Month: July 2011

Chèvre, Cherry, and Arugula Panini

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Savory / Summer / Tart

  I have this thing for summer fruits and fresh Chèvre cheese. The berry and stone fruit families are walking with the gods this summer and I have been dying to prepare and capture a food moment like this one. Bing and Rainier cherries, Chèvre, and arugula panini.   With these unexpected and fulfilling summer sandwiches, it’s an experience for all of the senses. These two varieties of freshly halved and pitted cherries give off […]

Avocado Squash Filled with Spaghetti alla Carbonara di Zucchine

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Pasta / Savory / Summer

  The market was fully loaded with these vibrant green zucchini globes for the last few weekends-sweet and creamy avocado squash. I had my eye on them a week ago, but ultimately decided not to give in since I had already picked up enough fruits and vegetables for our week. A week went by and I returned this Saturday to find them waiting for me.   Summer squashes are bred into delightful varieties and shapes […]

Sour Cherries

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Gluten Free / Summer / Sweet / Tart

  I wanted to juice some limes, and lend some of their juices to this sour cherry granita. Sour cherry-lime granita? Mmmm wonderful, yes. I didn’t though. I remained true to my cherries. I kept their beautiful and genuine promise that they continue to share with me summer after summer to myself this time, and that, I think, is a pretty good way. I wanted to do right by them, preserving their bright, tart-sour, nutty-almond flavor […]

Black Raspberry and Apricot Browned Butter Crumb Bars

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Summer / Sweet / Tart

  The farmer’s market was filled with summer fruits and vegetables this weekend and so was I-with joy that is. I just get so excited and overwhelmed when I see beautiful berries. Why is that? In the moment, I just want to buy every single little turquoise box I see, each looking so amazing and special. It’s like each box of berries tastes different from the next. Crazy mind going here, I know. But really […]