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Simple Herbed Green Onion Dip

Simple Herbed Green Onion Dip

If you are attending a picnic or a barbecue to celebrate Independence Day, have I got an easy dip for you!  This is my absolute favorite summer dip, both because it is delicious and healthy, and because it uses up lots of green onions and fresh herbs.  It is great served with fresh vegetable dippers, […]

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Grilled Caprese Tomatoes

Vegetarian Grilling Series: Grilled Caprese Tomatoes

If you are grilling for Independence Day weekend, this is a really simple and delicious vegetarian dish that also would work well as an appetizer for omnivorous crowds.  They are pretty, fresh tasting, and a bit messy, all of which adds up to a great holiday barbecue meal.  I recommend grilling up some garlic-rubbed bread […]

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Sugar Snap Salad

Sugar Snap Salad

After a lingering bout of beautifully cool weather, we are starting off a stretch of scorching temps that will lead us into July.  Following three days of 90-plus-degrees, I decided it was time to put the sugar snap peas out of their misery.  When it gets ridiculously hot their normally dewy-green leaves begin to brown, […]

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Easy Blueberry-White Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

Easy Blueberry-White Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

After a very cool, wet start to our summer, we are finally getting some of the more typical heat for the region.  I never need an excuse to eat either fresh blueberries or ice cream, but hot weather is certainly a great excuse for both.  If you want something sweet to beat the heat, try […]

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Asparagus and Ricotta Tart

Asparagus and Ricotta Tart

Nothing says “spring!” like an asparagus tart.  Maybe tulips, but nothing else.  Maybe strawberries. Fresh peas.  Rhubarb.  Tree pollen allergies…Well look, it is way up there on the list.  Asparagus tart equals spring.  This one is nice and simple and lovely enough for a dinner party or just for a nice Sunday brunch.  This is […]

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Artichokes Stuffed with Citrus-Tarragon Shrimp

Artichokes Stuffed with Citrus-Tarragon Shrimp

It is springtime along the Front Range, and we have been planting as if we were pioneers.  A few days ago I put in some artichokes, a perennial plant that is really just a giant, delicious thistle.  They grow well in our semi-arid climate, and short of asparagus they are my absolute favorite vegetable.  If […]

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