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Fresh Tomato and Cheddar Tart

Fresh Tomato and Cheddar Tart (grain free)

If you are fortunate enough to be dealing with an abundance of fresh tomatoes, this is a beautiful dish for a light supper or for a summer potluck.  The crust is rich and nutty and acts as a great balance for the sweetness and acidity of the tomatoes.  I used Black Krims, Purple Cherokees, and […]

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Caramel Apple Cake (grain free)

Caramel Apple Cake (grain free)

Apple cake may not seem like a summer recipe, but these apples came from the Lodi tree in the front yard, which was absolutely laden with fruit this year.  Lodi’s are an early-producing variety and they are great for cooking, with a thin skin and a tart flavor.  If you don’t just happen to have […]

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Wild Sardine and Grapefruit Salad

Wild Sardine and Grapefruit Salad in Endive Cups

If you are sardine-averse, I am here to convert you with this citrusy salad.  Wild sardines are one of the healthiest foods around, and having canned sardines in your pantry opens up lots of sophisticated, no-cook meal options that are perfect for summer.  Wild Planet sardines have long been my preferred brand for both sardines […]

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Grain-free Dill Bread

Fresh Dill Bread (Grain-free)

This week’s C.S.A. share from Aspen Moon Farm contained a nice big bunch of baby dill, and when I have a lot of dill on hand I either use it with fish or I made dill bread.  Of course, now that I have stopped eating grains, dill bread seemed like a bad option.  I  have […]

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Chile and Herb Infused Lemonade

Chile and Herb Infused Lemonade

I like to think of this as a duel-purpose beverage, because it is both an unusual and delicious addition to a barbeque or party, as well as a sort of healing tonic if you are recovering from a virus or some sort of physical trauma.  Since I am currently doing all of those things (recovering, […]

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Spring Trifle Salad

Spring Trifle Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Sometimes you just need to eat a salad for dinner, and this one also works well for a buffet or brunch.  I love fresh fruit on salads, and the berries add layers of color and sweet-tart flavor.  If you don’t have a trifle bowl around, any large, glass bowl will work to showcase the colors–or, […]

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