Berry-Pineapple Salad & Poppyseed Dressing

strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, gorgonzola, with ginger poppyseed dressing for cooking for a crowd

Mixed berries, pineapple and gorgonzola come together for a great summer salad with a ginger-poppyseed dressing. Many years ago, a far-flung group of us came together every year for a ski vacation. We rotated it a bit between Deer Valley (Utah), Aspen, and other places in Colorado. One by one, we stopped skiing for any number of reasons, and after not seeing each other for several years, we cranked the group ...

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Fusilli with Eggplant, Tomatoes and Capers

Fusilli with Eggplant Tomatoes and Capers

Classic Sicilian pasta of fusilli tossed with eggplant, tomatoes, and capers with added tofu to boost the protein punch. Re-entry has not been smooth. After spending a month in Italy, my internal clock remains in vacanza, as it clearly has no idea if I should be awake or asleep at any given moment. Admittedly, catching a bad cold the final day of vacation followed by staying up for 24 hours straight the day we flew home hasn't ...

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Blackberry-Cherry Turnovers

Blackberry Cherry Turnovers 2 : The Wimpy Vegetarian

High-Altitude Baking: Tender pastries filled with summer fruit and hints of cinnamon.   We moved last weekend to a new rental condo in one of the most gorgeous places I’ve ever lived, Lake Tahoe. Tahoe personifies summer: a deep azure-blue lake dotted with boats, idyllic white sandy beaches, and heavily forested mountains laced with hiking trails. As a special treat, we now have a deck that backs up to tall pine ...

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