Monthly Archives: September 2010

Egg Salad with Caramelized Onions

I know it’s fall, but the weather here seems not to have gotten the memo. It’s been in the high nineties here for the past few days. And while I don’t want to complain after the relatively cool summer we had, I don’t really want to cook either. Chilled salads are a great way to […]

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Plum Crisp

Like the summer vegetable enchiladas, this plum crisp is a great bridge between summer and fall. It showcases the beauty of late summer stone fruit in a warm, baked version. It’s highly adaptable, based on the weather where you are – if it’s getting cold already, serve it warm, and if it’s still hot, let […]

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Ribs, Three Ways

There’s something about ribs that just says summer. I know I’m saying that about a lot of dishes, including the barbecue chicken salad, the barbecue pulled pork, and these barbecue ribs. Maybe it’s just the barbecue sauce that conjures up images of sun-kissed shoulders and frosty drinks, and cool nights on the deck, listening to […]

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Kaesekuchen a la Nicki with Gluten-Free Pecan Crust

So what do you do with a pound and a quarter of homemade quark? Make Kaesekuchen, of course. Pronounced something like kay-sa-kook-en (though Cori says that if you sound angry and a little congested on the third syllable, it’s closer), the term directly translates to “cheesecake,” but the final result is nothing like American style […]

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Homemade Quark

This weekend, we made cheese. Quark, to be exact, the German soft, mild cheese somewhere between ricotta and creme fraiche in consistency, or like a very mild chevre. In Germany, quark (pronounced something like kvark) is sold pretty much everywhere. It’s used for Kaesekuchen, a German cheesecake, or simply spread on toast with a drizzle […]

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