Monthly archives of “August 2011

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Blue Skies

Two days after Irene and the skies are a brilliant blue. I can’t actually remember when was the last time that I saw a completely cloudless sky, but that is what it is today.

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Breakfast Skillet

What a strange August we have been having! Temps in the low 80’s during the day, and cool breeziness at night. Maybe it’s not so strange after all. Maybe I have simply grown so accustomed to expecting oppressively hot and humid August weather over the… Read More

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Insalata Caprese (Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil)

  The whole summer has been building up to this moment. Tomatoes. Shiver. It’s true that tomatoes, thanks to globalization and hothouse farming, are available year-round. But those tomatoes are wan in comparison to real, ripe field tomatoes. I’m talking about local tomatoes. Tomatoes that… Read More

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Prosciutto e melone (Prosciutto and Melon)

One of my favorite things to eat in late summer is prosciutto e melone. The silky saltiness of the paper-thin ham delicately draped over sweet, heady melon is truly irresistible this time of year. How’s that for a extra-hefty dose of hyperbole? But seriously, it’s… Read More

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Corn Pudding

When I first saw this recipe posted on Diner’s Journal, I swore up and down that it wouldn’t work. Well, I was wrong — and deliciously so. The recipe is ridiculously easy, and stunningly simple. It is the purest expression of sweet summer corn. With… Read More

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