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Corn-off-the-cob cakes

"...pray what more can a reasonable man desire, in peaceful times, in ordinary noons, than a sufficient number of ears of green sweet-corn boiled, with the addition of salt?" Henry David Thoreau, Walden To make these cakes look as good as they taste, consider adding some color. Here, grape tomatoes coated in vinegar and oil… Continue reading Corn-off-the-cob cakes

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Melon-berry-‘mater-mint salad

“Freelance' means I can take watermelon breaks and no one can yell at me.” Mandy Ashcraft, American sci-fi writer There are sweet watermelon salads -- think the classic July 4 combo of watermelon, banana slices and blueberries. And, there is this salad, which is simply the best I've ever tasted. Oops! Forgot the strawberries in this… Continue reading Melon-berry-‘mater-mint salad

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Cucumber and onion salad

“It's been a pretty tough day," he said. "No sense making it worse with a salad.” Susan Juby, "Home to Woefield" Honestly, some of my "recipes" are so simple they hardly qualify for that word and I am hesitant to publish them. Then I remember there was a time I had never thought of doing this… Continue reading Cucumber and onion salad

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Faux Italian sausage

"Everything you see I owe to pasta." Sophia Loren, Italian actress, bombshell Italian sausage can do so many things. Top pizzas. Add a delightful savory layer to soups like the Olive Garden's beloved Zuppa Toscana. Bring some zip to pasta dishes of every sort. It's soooo tasty. But for those of us trying to trim calories… Continue reading Faux Italian sausage