Monthly Archives: June 2010

Minted Pea Risotto

I have a hard time cooking in the summer. I think it’s a combination of laziness brought on by the heat and reluctance to mess up the already splendid flavors in all the fresh produce that’s around. I know how to coax deep flavors from meaty braises in the winter, but I’m far less confident […]

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Corn Fritters with Spicy Dipping Sauce

What do you get if you combine corn, shredded zucchini, diced red bell pepper, scallions, and some other ingredients, then let the mixture splash around in some really hot canola oil? Corn fritters. (And possibly second-degree burns, depending on just how much splashing is going on. Long sleeves are highly recommended.) Crisp and crunchy on […]

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Chilled Corn Soup

This chilled corn soup is the perfect remedy for the summer heat. Cary spotted this recipe in either the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal a few years ago. We made the first batch during a particularly nasty heat wave, and we plan to keep making it every time the temperature spikes. Sweet, […]

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Asian Noodle Salad

Besides burgers and buns, summer means pasta salad. Of course, after a while, even a delicious pasta salad gets boring. Here’s a variation you might consider adding into your pasta salad rotation. It’s light and fresh, full of vegetables and cilantro and a subtle hint of hot peppers, but still with the same carb-y goodness […]

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Homemade Veggie Burgers

Last week, I sent out my weekly menu to my clients, mentioning that I was planning to make burgers with Cori’s homemade hamburger buns. One of them called to request a veggie burger instead. “Uh, I don’t know how to make veggie burgers,” I said. “And buying you a pre-made one and grilling it seems […]

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