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Caprese Salad

 The summer tomatoes are in – the small, intensely flavored dry-farmed ones, heirlooms of all sizes, colors and stripes and the tiny little cherry tomatoes—

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Spicy Creamed Corn

Adapted from a Recipe by Sara Moulton Like other sweet veggies, corn and vanilla are a great match. You don’t need much, but the amount

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Persian Steamed Rice (Chelo)

  Adapted from Dorothy McNett’s Recipe Book at www.dorothymcnett.com. This is the traditional Iranian method of cooking long grain rice. There are a number of ways

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Sugar and Spice Oranges

Refreshing and cool served with as a side to spicy entrees, or sweet and juicy on their own, you’ll love the juxtaposition of sweet and

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Pongol: Festive Sweet Rice

The South Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu produce vanilla along with many other products. Their major harvest festival is in January, a

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