Posts Tagged: late summer

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Fried Ripe Tomatoes (Gluten-free or not)

Fried Ripe Tomatoes are a cousin to classic fried green tomatoes.  Green tomatoes fry up well because they are still a bit hard.  You can dredge them in batter or cornmeal, throw them into hot oil and they do not

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Fried Ripe Tomatoes (Gluten-free or not)

Fried Ripe Tomatoes are a cousin to classic fried green tomatoes.  Green tomatoes fry up well because they are still a bit hard.  You can dredge them in batter or cornmeal, throw them into hot oil and they do not

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Eastern Tennessee Harvest- Succotash

When I was in the fourth grade, I found a recipe for succotash in the recipe section of the local newspaper.  It caught my fancy, and my mother agreed to help me make it.  Succotash is corn and lima bean stew

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Eastern Tennessee Harvest- Succotash

When I was in the fourth grade, I found a recipe for succotash in the recipe section of the local newspaper.  It caught my fancy, and my mother agreed to help me make it.  Succotash is corn and lima bean stew

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Chilled Avocado Soup/ Last Minute Cold Soup Roundup

The weather has been a weirdly beautiful this  August in NYC.  We only had a few weeks of unbearable heat and humidity (back in July).  August has been sunny and not too hot and only occasionally a little bit muggy.

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Chilled Avocado Soup/ Last Minute Cold Soup Roundup

The weather has been a weirdly beautiful this  August in NYC.  We only had a few weeks of unbearable heat and humidity (back in July).  August has been sunny and not too hot and only occasionally a little bit muggy.

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Fresh Nectarine Tart with a Hazelnut Crust and Rose Glaze (gluten-free)

I have been trying to make this tart all summer.  I have been buying four nectarines every week since they became available two months ago.   I buy them hard and ripen them in a brown paper bag.  With the

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Fresh Nectarine Tart with a Hazelnut Crust and Rose Glaze (gluten-free)

I have been trying to make this tart all summer.  I have been buying four nectarines every week since they became available two months ago.   I buy them hard and ripen them in a brown paper bag.  With the

Gluten-Free Apricot Marzipan Tart
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/apricot-marzipantart-gluten-free-or-not/
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Apricot Marzipan Tart (gluten-free or not)

This recipe was inspired by a recipe from the Estonian cookbook, Sepamaa Talu köök Osa 2 by Anni Arno.  Marzipan is very popular in Estonia.  You can buy delicious bars of Estonian made marzipan at every corner store.  Here in NYC,  I bought

Gluten-Free Apricot Marzipan Tart
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/apricot-marzipantart-gluten-free-or-not/
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Apricot Marzipan Tart (gluten-free or not)

This recipe was inspired by a recipe from the Estonian cookbook, Sepamaa Talu köök Osa 2 by Anni Arno.  Marzipan is very popular in Estonia.  You can buy delicious bars of Estonian made marzipan at every corner store.  Here in NYC,  I bought

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Home-made cheap thrill sauce- Ajvar (or Ljutenica)

Ajvar (or Ljutenica) is one of my favourite store-bought condiments.  It is a relish made from sweet red peppers, eggplant and tomatoes.  Some brands are spicy and some are not.  It is a beautiful bright orange-red color.  It makes simple, cheap

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Home-made cheap thrill sauce- Ajvar (or Ljutenica)

Ajvar (or Ljutenica) is one of my favourite store-bought condiments.  It is a relish made from sweet red peppers, eggplant and tomatoes.  Some brands are spicy and some are not.  It is a beautiful bright orange-red color.  It makes simple, cheap

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Marzipan Cake with Baked Figs and Mint (Gluten-Free or not)

This cake is fluffy from egg whites and nutty, rich and aromatic from toasted almonds.  It’s topped with fresh figs that are baked until they are glazed, syrupy and plump.  The fresh mint is hard to place but it balances

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Marzipan Cake with Baked Figs and Mint (Gluten-Free or not)

This cake is fluffy from egg whites and nutty, rich and aromatic from toasted almonds.  It’s topped with fresh figs that are baked until they are glazed, syrupy and plump.  The fresh mint is hard to place but it balances

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Lamb, Fig and Eggplant Moussaka (Gluten-free or not)

I have had the pleasure of eating a lot of fresh figs as of late.  I hope that you have too.  If not, consider making this moussaka.  My mum’s friend Keith grows figs and he told me recently that figs

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Lamb, Fig and Eggplant Moussaka (Gluten-free or not)

I have had the pleasure of eating a lot of fresh figs as of late.  I hope that you have too.  If not, consider making this moussaka.  My mum’s friend Keith grows figs and he told me recently that figs

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All Salmon, All TheTime Ieva’s Salmon/ Ground Cherry and Almond Sauce

My recent trip to British Columbia was all about Salmon.  I ate a lot of Salmon. We did not eat salmon EVERY day…but on the days that we were not eating salmon, we were talking about eating salmon.   On

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All Salmon, All TheTime Ieva’s Salmon/ Ground Cherry and Almond Sauce

My recent trip to British Columbia was all about Salmon.  I ate a lot of Salmon. We did not eat salmon EVERY day…but on the days that we were not eating salmon, we were talking about eating salmon.   On

Crab Apples Pickled in Sherry Vinegar and Five Spice
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/crab-apples-pickled-in-sherry-vinegar-and-five-spice-powder/
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Crab Apples Pickled in Sherry Vinegar and Five Spice Powder

My Estonian grandmother planted a fruit tree for each of her grandchildren when they were born.  Mine was the crab apple tree.  When I was about seven years old, I asked my grandmother why my tree was the one with

Crab Apples Pickled in Sherry Vinegar and Five Spice
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/crab-apples-pickled-in-sherry-vinegar-and-five-spice-powder/
/ Erin

Crab Apples Pickled in Sherry Vinegar and Five Spice Powder

My Estonian grandmother planted a fruit tree for each of her grandchildren when they were born.  Mine was the crab apple tree.  When I was about seven years old, I asked my grandmother why my tree was the one with