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Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salad from I Love Corn by Lisa Skye

Summer is upon us. The corn is “fresh” now from Florida but soon, pretty soon the fresh corn in our stores will be local. It is time to search for you copy of I Love Corn by Lisa Skye [2012]. Oh, you don’t have a copy yet? You want one, you really do. This recipe…

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Baked Beans with an Apple Rum Crust

Cold Weather Cooking by Sarah Leah Chase has just been reissued by Workman Press. Sarah has been author, chef, and caterer. Her catering skills are on display here in this beautiful rendition of baked beans. The circles of that apple rum crust on top are immediately inviting. The beans themselves are Sarah’s riff on this…

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Green Beans with Minas Cheese and Brazil Nuts

Oh, God help me. We are in the market and Suzen is in the produce section and she has her hands in the green beans. Please, help me. “Uh, we’re gonna have …” I begin to plead. “Yes, we are,” she begins. “These are very healthy.” “We just had healthy,” I tried a new strategy. “Yes,…

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Puree of White Beans with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

On a snowy Sunday, I found Suzen checking out our cookbooks. “What are you looking for?” I asked. I can be helpful. Sometimes. “Something interesting,” she said calmly. She’s not six feet tall so her hand was reaching up to manipulate the books on the top row. “Something chocolate?” I suggested. Suzen likes chocolate. “Go…

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