Monthly Archives: July 2015

Black and Blue Cobbler

I love this season when farmers’ markets and produce stands are filled with sweet, ripe fruits and vegetables. I usually buy more than I need because I am so happy to have access to such prime produce. This weekend I … Continue reading

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Peach Cherry Plum Clafoutis 

Clafoutis is a French baked custard and fruit dessert. It is often made with whole cherries, but you can use other fruit as well. I have made it with berries, but my favorite combination is peaches, cherries, and plums. Right … Continue reading

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Pasta with Eggplant

This dish is a great way to use garden-fresh eggplant. It is basically a pasta with garlic and olive oil combined with sautéed eggplant. It is simple but enhances the flavor of sweet eggplant. We grow Ichiban eggplant, a long Japanese … Continue reading

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Apricot Semifreddo

Semifreddo, an Italian frozen mousse, is a great make-ahead summer dessert. I posted a sour cherry version when I first began blogging. This apricot semifreddo is light and refreshing on a hot day, can be made several days in advance, … Continue reading

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Blueberry Jam

I love anything blueberry, and this jam is like blueberry pie in a jar. It is easy to make and allows you to enjoy fresh blueberry flavor all year long. I like the texture of puréed blueberries, but if you … Continue reading

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Blueberry Streusel-Topped Muffins

I have been making these blueberry muffins since I was a girl. The recipe came from my mother’s friend Pat in New Jersey. We make them all year long, but they taste best during the summer with fresh ripe blueberries. … Continue reading

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Zucchini Bread with Demerara Sugar Sprinkle

There are so many zucchini bread recipes out there that readers are probably wondering why I would post another one. But this recipe, a combination of several recipes, is different, and my favorite of all the zucchini bread recipes I … Continue reading

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Apricot Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is lovely summer dessert. It is light and refreshing, and you can prepare it without turning on the oven. I poach the apricots because I think the texture and flavor of poached fruit works well in this panna … Continue reading

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