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Easy Sesame Summer Squash Noodle Salad Recipe

After planting a squash plant this summer, I learned that my husband doesn’t even like squash. So needless to say: I’ve been trying to eat up all the squash on my own. To be honest, yellow squash isn’t my favorite vegetable either, so it requires good preparation for me to truly enjoy it. And I actually prefer to eat it raw versus cooked or roasted, which led me to experiment with squash salads. And boy…

simple panzanella salad

Seedy and Simple Panzanella Salad – The Ultimate Summer Lunch

If your salad isn’t covered in giant chunks of toasted sourdough bread you might want to reevaluate your salad. Kidding! Kind of. Anyway, have you ever made a panzanella salad? Panzanella might sound like a fancy word, but it’s an incredibly simple dish originating from Italy. Typically a panzanella salad is some combination of dried bread chunks, sliced tomatoes, onions, herbs, olive oil and vinegar. Maybe some cucumber, too. But what makes a dish as…

garlic scape pesto

How to Make Garlic Scape Pesto 3 Different Ways

The rain has delayed our early summer produce harvest here in Upstate New York. But one thing you can find an abundance of are garlic scapes — the green stringy top of hard garlic. Garlic scapes have a deliciously pungent garlic flavor blended with a fresher greens taste. You can roast or sauce them up, or you can use them the same way you’d use garlic. My favorite way to use fresh garlic? All the…

Honey Basil Strawberry Lemonade: Perfect For Hot Summer Days

Strawberry season’s in full swing here in the northeast and I’m so here for it! The fresh quarts of bright red berries have been truly irresistible over the last week. Which, needless to say, means recipe testing was essential. Remember when I said I’d be drinking ginger rose lemonade all summer? Forget that. This honey basil strawberry lemonade is everything summertime dreams are made of! You’ll definitely want to make a batch of this ASAP.…