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Peach-Apricot Buckle, with brown butter and buttermilk

In the summer, I love rustic fruit-filled baked goods. I’ve eaten my share of crisps and crumbles and cobblers, but until recently, I was unfamiliar with the buckle. Buckles are crisps’ and crumbles’ cakier cousin. A buckle is similar to a torte or a coffee cake that’s been loaded up with fresh seasonal fruit. The …

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Passion Fruit-Pineapple Popsicles

For a long time, I didn’t know what passion fruit tasted like. I associated it vaguely with tropical juice blends and  artificial fragrances in things like air fresheners and girly shampoos. For some reason, I assumed it was syrupy sweet and generally unappealing. Man was I wrong. Real passion fruit is tart and fragrant, almost …

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Tomato Cucumber Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

This has become my salad of the summer. More specifically, this basil vinaigrette has become my salad dressing of the summer. I love basil. When it’s in season at the farmers market I come home with a big bunch of it every week. I, like most people, usually use it to make pesto or sprinkle shreds of it …

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Asparagus and Spring Onion Farro Salad with Quick Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette

The Green City Market is finally back outside, which means my Wednesday mornings are occupied with shopping for local produce. It’s been a late spring rendering the early markets a little more sparse than usual. The first week there were almost more storage apples and overwintered potatoes and frozen berries and pickles and preserves than new crops …

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