Summer

Summer influence

Compressed Watermelon Salad

I can’t think of anything more quintessentially summer time than a watermelon. The sight of its green-striped exterior, and juicy pinkish-red flesh create a Pavlovian reaction, where my skin becomes flush, and I feel the need to sit on the deck with a chilled beverage in hand. Outside of nibbling on thick slices during warm…

Blackberry & Nectarine Clafoutis

I found myself reading a restaurant review when I stumbled upon a description for a dessert I’d never heard of. At this point, I’ve been around the block a few times, so when I find something unfamiliar, I get a little giddy, and jump right into research. This classic French dessert is a simple baked…

Lemongrass Beef Lettuce Wraps

I’m pretty sure I had a lunchtime hankering for a Bánh Mi when I later formed this dish in my head. I’m surprised you don’t find lettuce wraps on more restaurant menus; they’re fairly simple, cheap to make, and variety is limitless. If it works in a salad, it can work in a lettuce wrap. It’s…

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