Category Archives: Summer

Daydreaming :: Tropical Chia Breakfast Pudding

“We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to...

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From the Archives :: Early Fall Organic Tomato Jam

  If there is one ingredient that allows me to hold onto the lazy days of summer for a couple more weeks, it is the ever trusty tomato.  My garden, farmers’ market and specialty grocer are all still brimming with heirloom, roma, plum and cherry tomatoes alike — if only for a short while longer....

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Loving your Style :: Summer Melon + Feta Salad with Raspberry-Infused Aged Balsamic Reduction

  I’ve always had a secret love affair with watermelon.  In the summer, you’ll usually find a whole watermelon with the top sliced off perched on one of the shelves of my refrigerator.  Unlike most civilized people who carve the sugary melon into realistic portions to eat, I just take a spoon to it.  And, while...

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Flamingo Peppers :: Stuffed with Grilled Chicken, Black Beans + Smoked Mozzarella

The Life of a Flamingo Pepper

  If it isn’t glaringly obvious, few things excite me more than a really good food find.  It doesn’t necessarily have to be something eccentric or exotic like, say, grasshopper kidney.  Anthony Bourdain can captain that league.  An heirloom fruit or hybrid vegetable is much more my speed. The Flamingo Pepper, for example, is a...

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Rosewater Whipped Yogurt + Pluot-Star Anise Compote

What a whirlwind summer this has been. A couple weeks ago, C and I took a road trip down to LA to visit my younger brother and celebrate his younger brother’s 40th birthday.  It was a rowdy bash, full of Mai Tais, Margaritas and blaring music.  We also saw my sister-in-law who recently finished treatment...

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