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Oven Roasted Salmon with Cucumber-Sour Cream Sauce

Pride is not necessarily a sin. You can be proud of that child making the honor roll. Or proud your college team had a winning season after six straight years of … Well, you understand. The greatest pride that Suzen and I have is when we make dish and then just have to pause to…

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Chilled Cucumber-Melon Soup with Radish-Mint Salsa

  In your first taste you will know that this soup is something special, something deliciously special. This soup has a dreamy quality: some body, yet still thin, the subtle flavor of cucumber but layered with melon, and an underlying tang that you may recognize as yogurt + crème fraiche. Or you may just sit…

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Cucumber and Poppy Seed Salad

  This is the salad Suzen pairs with a Moroccan Spiced Chicken [yesterday’s post!]. The chicken is hot out of the oven, coated with a sweet and spicy sauce. This salad has its own heat, from different sources, and its own sweetness from honey. The salad is served cold so you can alternate bites of…

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Cold Cucumber Cream with Tomato Salsa from Michele Scicolone’s Italian Vegetable Cookbook

  Recently I posted a very positive review for Michele Scicolone’s The Italian Vegetable Cookbook. And I’m on a tear for making agua frescas. Here a unique “blend” thanks to Michele. It’s a soup but it’s almost an agua fresca. Leave out the vinegar [and maybe salt and pepper] and you could happily drink away…

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