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panzanella

Panzanella – Summer Bread Salad

Quick: Name the all-time best summer food combination. If you said, “Tomatoes and basil,” you’re right, at least in our world. Juicy, ripe summer tomatoes…sometimes still warm from the sun…served with fresh basil…you simply can’t get better than that. This helps explain why one of our favorite summer salads is panzanella, an Italian bread salad, made […]

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purple potatoes and flowers

Purple German Potato Salad

There is nothing quite like the little thrill you get when you slice open a sweet potato and see…purple. These Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes from Frieda’s are brilliant in color (the color intensifies when they are cooked) and they are not quite as sweet as a regular sweet potato so they’re versatile for both sweet […]

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cashel blue cornbread

Cashel Blue Cornbread

There’s blue cheese and then there’s blue cheese. If you’ve tried Cashel Blue cheese from Kerrygold, you know that it is different from the ordinary. It’s so smooth, creamy, and fragrant, you just want to put it in everything. That’s why, when Kerrygold gave us an opportunity to sample some Cashel Blue and design a […]

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cherry pitter

Summer Fruit Tools

Summer is finally here, which means at least two things in our house: The fridge is full of fruit, and there’s a heck of a lot of prep work to be done. Fortunately, the kids are off from school and there’s plenty of free labor available. (What? You kids thought you were going to laze […]

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peach plum kuchen

Peach-Plum Kuchen

Peaches or plums? In summertime, fortunately, you don’t have to choose. One of our favorite ways to eat peaches and plums is combined together in a homemade küchen. Küchen is a German word for cake, and in this case it refers to a fruit dessert that is sort of like a pie, but with a […]

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