Starting with Simple

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We sliced the zucchini into 1/2-inch thick rounds. We seasoned the slices with salt and set them aside in a colander for 30 minutes to release some of their water content (optional). Then we patted them dry and sauteed them...

garden notes / august

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Admittedly, I've neglected my garden some in recent weeks. I think I got a bit discouraged by some failures: the first broccoli head ended up flowering, my zucchini plant produced squash that only grew to about three inches and then...

My Dinner at Elan

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Sea urchin guacamole? I was skeptical. How is it possible for the delicate flavor of sea urchin to survive the onslaught of heat? How could the soft pillowy texture not disappear into all that avocado mush? But that's what's so...