Delight Brunch Guests With Cherry Tomato Clafoutis

Cherry Tomato Clafoutis Recipe

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As stone fruit and berries come into season, clafoutis becomes my dessert of choice for its easy preparation and amazing taste. Somewhere between a cake and a custard, a clafoutis has a magical array of flavors and textures that changes as you eat different parts of a slice.

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Celebrate Summer With Corn and Chorizo Hash

Corn and Chorizo Hash

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Breakfast is my favorite meal, especially when I eat it for lunch time, late lunch time or dinner time. Basically, I prefer eating breakfast at any other time besides mornings. Hashes are nimble; they can easily fit in to another meal category. It’s because they offer leniency when it comes to ingredients, preparation and they’re savory. They’re easy-breezy.

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Mix Up Your Marinade With Grilled Lemongrass Beef

Grilled Lemongrass Beef Recipe

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With grilling season wearing on, you may be getting a little bored with Japanese and Mexican glazes and marinades. Here’s an easy marinade that will infuse your meat with a fresh herbal flavor and loads of umami. With plenty of garlic, ginger and lemongrass to offset any fishiness coming from the fish sauce, and a natural meat tenderizer, you get tender juicy skewers infused with the flavors of Southeast Asia.

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Stay Cool with Strawberries and Cream Popsicles

Strawberries and Cream Popsicles recipe

Summer has officially hit Los Angeles. This heat totally has the ability to humble me, especially considering I live in an apartment without air-conditioning. Phew! Climbing temperatures mean that popsicles are an absolute must. My favorite thing to do is pick up fruit from the farmer’s market, puree it and pour it in popsicle molds. I consider July to be a fantastic month for strawberries. They’re tart, perfectly sweet and they’re usually cheap, cheap, cheap.

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Try Garlic Edamame for an Irresistible Snack

Garlic Edamame Recipe

We all know and love garlic fries. Whether you’re at the ballpark or a brewpub they’re a perennial favorite that go together like Cinderella and her glass slipper. Edamame is the closest equivalent to fries in Japan, and yet most people there just serve them with salt.

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Roasted Fig and Ricotta Crostini: Simple Summer Appetizer

Roasted Fig and Ricotta Crostini recipe

My next door neighbor has an envy-worthy fig tree. The leaves are are huge and the brightest hue of green. I often wish I knew how to make dolmas because then I’d put them to good use. Instead, he allows me to pick as many figs off the tree as my heart desires. His tree yields so much fruit that he has no idea what to do with it all. I always tell him not to worry because I have big plans for the figs.

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Experience the Aroma and Flavor of Passion Fruit Syrup

Passion Fruit Syrup Recipe

True to its name, passion fruit has a potent fragrance that’s sweet and seductive. With a tart orange pulp that surrounds black crunchy seeds, they don’t have much to eat when you crack one open. That’s why passion fruit is more about the fragrance and flavor than as a fruit you’d eat for sustenance. Unless you happen to live in a tropical climate where it’s grown, this low yield makes passion fruit prohibitively expensive.

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Relax with Grilled Pineapple Margaritas

Grilled Pineapple Margaritas recipe

Call me completely obsessed because all I want to do right now is grill all sorts of food, including fruit. A few weeks ago I grilled a few slices of pineapple for burgers and was completely blown away by how delicious of an addition they were.

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