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Clementine Jicama Salad

I had a bunch of “cuties” and wanted to feature them in a salad with Grilled Mahimahi. This fresh little Clementine Jicama Salad delivered crunch, color and herb-y goodness! It was delicious the next day for breakfast, too. I recommend making it ahead of time and letting it sit for at least an hour at room temperature before serving. Make a double batch – it lasts for days!

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Fruit Leathers

Yield: 2 each This recipe relies on a dehydrator. I have an Excalibur 9000, which came with a wonderful cookbook. There are many possibilities with a dehydrator – making fruit leathers is one of the most basic.  I capture the basic method here. Be sure to use clean, ripe, fresh fruit. Take 1 1/2 cups […]

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Grilled Nectarines with Honey-Balsamic Glaze

Yield: 6 servings This dessert is a great way to highlight seasonal summer fruit. The original recipe calls for creme fraiche, but I think plain yogurt is simple and delicious. Ingredients: 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup fat-free plain yogurt 6 firm but ripe nectarines, halved, pitted […]

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Kale Salad with Apple and Spiced Pecans

Yield: 4 servings This salad is delicious, nutritious, and gets better with time. It’s a wonderful way to spotlight seasonal winter greens. Give it a spin! Ingredients for salad: 1 bunch kale, washed, stems removed, and leaves  into thin ribbons 1 apple, chopped into matchstick-shaped pieces 3 ounces Parmesan cheese, thinly sliced with a vegetable peeler Ingredients […]

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Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa

Yield: 4 servings This salsa comes together easily and adds great flavor to grilled chops. If you buy your pork chops thick-cut, you will need to adjust the cooking time (aim to achieve an internal tempertaure of 150 degrees for medium). Ingredients: 1 cup fresh pineapple, peeled and diced 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and […]

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Navigating the Farmers’ Market

I have friends who like the idea of the farmers’ market but are paralyzed by the thought of actually purchasing produce and cooking with it. Either that, or, they go crazy buying produce at the farmers’ market, get it home, look at it and think – “uh-oh, what now?” For helpful guidelines and tips on how to make the most of your next visit to the farmers’ market, read more…

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