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Category: Fruit

Pineapple & Shrimp Fried Rice

Pineapple & Shrimp Fried Rice – what a wonderful mix of flavors. First you have the combination of pineapple, shrimp and rice, then add some garlic, jalapeños, ginger, soy sauce and basil and the result is a fantastic bowl full of tropical flavors. The wonder of this recipe is that you can easily

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Cornmeal Cake with Pinenuts

Polenta Cake with Plum Compote

Sometimes you just need a little cake. This Polenta Cake with Pinenuts is perfect on its own with a nice hot cup of coffee but I had made a Plum Compote the previous day and needed something to put it on so this is the pairing I came up with.

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Peach Whisky Smash

Peach Whisky Smash

The Whisky Peach Smash takes advantage of the last peaches of the summer. The combination of mint, peaches, lime and whisky really is a smash!! It is a great party drink because you can make a large pitcher ahead of time. Letting the ingredients soak together for a few hours

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Summer Plum Galette

Summer Plum Galette

I don’t know what it is about this Summer Plum Galette but I have made it 6 or 7 times in the past two months. What is the allure of a galette? Maybe because it is fairly quick for a fruit tart. In addition to being quick, there are not

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Arugula, Peach Salad with Mozzarella

Arugula, Peach and Fresh Mozzarella Salad

Okay, here’s the deal. To make great tasting food you need the best, freshest ingredients you can find. Particularly when it comes to fruits and vegetables, you want to buy produce that is in season and organic if possible. This Arugula, Peach and Mozzarella Salad is the perfect example of

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Free-Form Mixed Berry Tart on wood cutting board

Easy Free-Form Mixed Berry Tart

This is an easy Free-Form Mixed Berry Tart that you will want to make over and over again. Why is this tart so easy? The crust can be prepared in the morning or even a couple days ahead of time. Rather than using a tart pan, the dough gets rolled

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Summer Plum and Almond Tart Close up

Summer Plum and Almond Tart

This Summer Plum and Almond Tart reminds me of a pastry you would find in a cafe in Florence or Rome – that is to say it is slightly sweet and perfect with a strong cup of espresso. I discovered this Plum Tart last year towards the end of summer and

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Introducing a collaboration between
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and experiment with
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