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Zucchini galette

Rustic summer galette with purple beans and zucchini

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When amazing summer vegetables arrive it might sound odd to—you know—cook with them. They’re so beautiful in their natural form, why mess with perfection? But there comes a point in summer when you just long to turn the oven on. Although you might think that Vermont has fairly mild summers, they’ve been getting hotter. When I was growing up the thought of an air conditioner being a necessity would have…

raw asparagus. Liz West

Cook asparagus the right way: try this Milanese recipe

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I know the growing season is really under way once I see bundles of asparagus starting to crop up on vendors’ tables at my local farmers market. In spring the shoots are all small and thin, but by summer I’m filling my bags with beautiful robust bundles. A lot of people aren’t fans of this vegetable—or at least they think they’re not, possibly because they grew up as I did…

Sweet and spicy grilled veggie quinoa salad

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Quinoa: It’s a superfood. It’s the “mother grain.” Light and fluffy, quinoa is delicious with grilled seasonal veggies and a lime and chili vinaigrette. It’s summer, that time of year when events seem to happen every weekend. Weddings, barbecues, birthday parties, family reunions, bonfires on Lake Champlain – summers are short in Vermont – so we try to pack in as much outdoor living as possible into three months. With…

Tame those stinging nettles: pesto on potato gnocchi

Tame those stinging nettles: pesto on potato gnocchi

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I love finding random things at the farmers market—as long as the vendor still has them. Last week there was a sample of greens called Tatsoi, and wow, I fell in love. They’re peppery and slightly mustard-flavored little microgreens. After I nibbled on the sample, I quickly asked the vendor for a bag and he shook his head sadly. “We’re out.” Well, that shot my Saturday afternoon dream of a…