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Basic Tomato Sauce

spaghetti with tomato sauce

With the extreme heat there hasn’t been a whole lot of cooking going on recently. Yesterday was 111°F. We filled the tub with cool water and sat in it and watched Mad Men on the laptop. The last thing I made was a batch of compost cookies for a friend’s 40th birthday party. Prior to […]

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Summer Solstice Farmers Market

squash blossoms

Yesterday was blazing hot, even at 10 AM. I wanted to be cautious about my fur clad companion in the heat, so after soaking him in a public fountain, twice (shhh don’t tell), I did only the most minimal farmers market visit, sticking to just the first few tables closest to the entrance. Despite my […]

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Smoked mozzarella, tomato and basil frittata

smoked_mozzarella_frittata

At this time of year everyone’s focus seems to shift towards slowing down and relaxing. People are lying around in parks and clinking glasses on patios. At the liquor store today the main display was a wall of rosé wines. This made me smile. The idea seemed so right and appealing I had to pick […]

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