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Fried Squash Blossoms with Ricotta and Honey

Fried Squash Blossoms with Ricotta and Honey

Squash blossoms signal of the arrival of summer. The bright orange blossoms come from summer squash plants like zucchini and are typically served as a stuffed and fried savory appetizer. In our version, we’ve made it into a dessert, with its delicate battered and fried petals sitting on a dollop of sweetened ricotta.

Shaved Summer Squash with Quinoa and Feta

Shaved Summer Squash with Quinoa and Feta

Unlike hardy winter squash is harvested while the exterior is still tender, and can be eaten rind, seeds, and all. The first time I saw the multitude of varieties of these colorful squash, I excitedly bought as many as I could, from bright yellow crookneck squash, I excitedly bought as many as I could, from bright yellow crookneck squash and green zucchini to the petite and nutty pattypan squash. I’ve found the round-shaped squash are delicious when hollowed out, stuffed, and baked, and the long yellow squash and zucchini made a wonderfully light side dish when shaved raw into ribbons and tossed with dressing.

Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese need no introduction. It is childhood in a casserole dish. As an adult, you’ll find it still hits the spot when you’re craving a taste of comfort. IN my version, the penne pasta gives a firm chewy bite, while the delicate panko (Japanese...
Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad

When heirloom tomatoes are in season, they need nothing but a sprinkle of salt to be enjoyed; hence this classic combination: tomatoes + mozzarella + basil. In this recipe, I’ve used burrata cheese, which has an outer shell of solid mozzarella and an oozy creamy...
Cherry Cola

Cherry Cola

Don’t underestimate the value of a homemade cola-it might be easy to pop open a store-bought bottle as we did when we were kids, but this stuff is magic. Cherry Coke is my weakness, and thus this recipe was born- it is the cola recipe that ruins all other cola...
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